Friday, April 12, 2013

The Masters (Friday)


Thorbjørn Olesen, my main man from Furesø, Denmark, as well as D.A. Points of Pekin, Ill., and John Merrick of Long Beach, Calif., are teeing off the second round right about now. 

And here's Thursday's fun.

Comments flow!

150 comments:

  1. Your "HeathPostdotcom" Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Golf matchup of the day is Lee Westwood vs. Adam Scott. Westwood, 2-under yesterday, is playing today for Matthew's Siler City Samurai, while Scott, 3-under, is playing for my Ginger Reeves. Both the league-leading Samurai and second-place Reeves today are also playing Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar.

    Scott of the Reeves is scheduled to tee off at 8:39 a.m. Central; Westwood of the Samurai, at 11:13.

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  2. Maybe the course is going to play tougher today ...

    UK Golf Network ‏@ukgolfnetwork 2m
    Bogeys on the first hole for Justin Weaver (+7), Thorbjorn Olesen (+7) and D.A Points (+1) #Masters #Golf #uksportsnetwork
    7:43 AM - 12 Apr 13

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  3. T1. Sergio Garcia (Borriol, Castellón, Spain), 6-under through 18 holes
    T1. Marc Leishman (Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia), 6-under through 18 holes
    T3. Trevor Immelman (Cape Town, South Africa), -4 through 20
    T3. Dustin Johnson (Columbia, S.C.), -5 through 18
    T4. Fred Couples (Seattle, Wash.), -4 through 18
    T4. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Madrid, Spain), -4 through 21
    T4. Rickie Fowler (Murrieta, Calif.), -4 through 18
    T4. Matt Kuchar (Winter Park, Fla.), -4 through 18
    T4. David Lynn (Billinge, Wigan, England), -4 through 18

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  4. Immelman is now up to -5, Ernie Els has moved up to -2.

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  5. Still an hour away from live coverage on Masters.com begins.

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  6. Else followed a birdie on 2 with a bogie on 3 so he's back to -1.

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  7. Interesting day so far. A lot of the leaders from yesterday are falling back like Garcia, D Johnson, and Fernandez-Castano. Mickelson meanwhile is -1 thru 3 to get to -2.

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  8. 1. Marc Leishman (Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia), 6-under through 18 holes
    T2. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Madrid, Spain), -4 through 33
    T2. Rickie Fowler (Murrieta, Calif.), -4 through 18
    T2. Sergio Garcia (Borriol, Castellón, Spain), -4 through 27
    T2. Dustin Johnson (Columbia, S.C.), -4 through 26
    T2. David Lynn (Billinge, Wigan, England), -4 through 21
    T7. Tim Clark (Durban, South Africa), -3 through 20
    T7. Fred Couples (Seattle, Wash.), -3 through 26
    T7. Jim Furyk (West Chester, Pa.), -3 through 19
    T7. Matt Kuchar (Winter Park, Fla.), -3 through 24
    T7. Zach Johnson (Iowa City, Iowa), -3 through 18

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  9. So far none of the leaders have made any kind of move this morning. If anything they are going backwards. It is wide open for someone to make a big move today and grap a good size lead.

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  10. No sooner did I post that note when Dustin Johnson pounces and now sits at -6, -1 for the day, heading into Amen Corner.

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  11. It being tax weekend and Jonathan Winters dying I couldn't help but think of this scene from It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. http://youtu.be/1aNdEaOAHfg

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  12. Schwartzel has started the day hot he's -3 thru 3 holes on the day.

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  13. Over in Marion, we're waiting for ESPN's coverage to start at 2 PM Central. So far, we saw an episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" in which Opie and his friends befriend a hobo who encourages them to steal from the rich and give to the poor (namely, the hobo). Andy didn't have too much trouble solving that problem.

    Now we're watching the pilot episode of "All Creatures Great and Small," one of the great British shows of the 1970's. Based on what I've seen so far, I believe things are going to work out for James Herriot in Yorkshire.

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  14. Meanwhile, we have a five-way tie for the lead at 4-under par: Dustin Johnson (through 34 holes), Couples (33), Furyk (25), Leishman (24), and Fowler (20).

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  15. Sergio Garcia has had a disastrous day so far. With one hole left to play, he is four over for the day and only two under for the tournament.

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  16. Angel Cabrera, who broke western Kentucky's heart a few years ago by beating Kenny Perry in this tournament, was 1 over after 12 holes. Since then, he has birdied 13, 14, 15, and16, and he is now 3 under.

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  17. Furyk birdies the 8th hole, and Leishman birdies the 7th hole, and they are tied for the lead at 5 under par.

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  18. Well, we've had a wild last hour at the top of the leaderboard:

    PGA TOUR ‏@PGATOUR
    New leader: @DJohnsonPGA rolls in a birdie at the par-5 13th to go to -7. Leishman bogeyed No. 4 and dropped to -5. #Masters
    12:55 PM - 12 Apr 13

    Roger Twibell ‏@RogerTwibell
    Wind starting to pick up, skies are clearing, should be a fun filled afternoon. Whoops Dustin Johnson just dropped 3 shots.
    1:30 PM - 12 Apr 13

    Steven Harrison ‏@BIGstaaave
    After a crazy change of events the lead is at 4 under. DJ takes a double. Leishman bogeys. Tiger only two back.
    1:33 PM - 12 Apr 13

    Jamie O'Grady ‏@OpinesMine
    If green jackets were awarded on Fridays, Fred Couples would have infinity green jackets.
    1:33 PM - 12 Apr 13

    Elliott ‏@ellmat19
    These old guys talking trash on Ricky fowler and his game. Dude can play golf above the level you old heads ever could. The game has changed
    1:34 PM - 12 Apr 13

    Adam Carroll-Smith. ‏@ACarrollSmith
    My preferred #Masters winner? ABRF (Anyone but Rickie Fowler)
    1:35 PM - 12 Apr 13

    Eric ‏@ericnordo
    Can't wait for everyone to jump on the Jim Furyk "ultra-consistent, plodding along" train this weekend. Watch him faaaaaaddddee.. #Masters
    1:38 PM - 12 Apr 13

    Mark Hayes ‏@HayesyHeraldSun6m
    Marc Leishman birdies 7th -- great effort to tight front-right pin to go -5. He's been joined in lead by Jim Furyk, one hole ahead. #masters
    1:47 PM - 12 Apr 13

    Barry Rozner ‏@BarryRozner
    Jim Furyk now -2 on the day, takes the lead at -5. Seven major winners in top 10 right now, including Couples and Langer. #masters
    1:48 PM - 12 Apr 13

    Lee Hemmings ‏@LeetroyH
    My Justin Rose bet is looking very cheeky right now #comeonyouboringbastard
    1:54 PM - 12 Apr 13

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  19. Tianlang Guan, the 14-year-old from China, was obsessed a one-shot penalty for slow play at some point today. He shot a 75, and is four over after two rounds. For now, the cut is at plus-5.

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    1. I mean, of course, that Guan was "assessed" with a one-shot penalty. But the Golf Channel is obsessed with that development.

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  20. It is impossible to overstate what a disaster befell Dustin Johnson because of that double-bogey on 15. He was 6-under and in the lead. Now he is four under and one shot behind. If anything, you would expect Johnson to birdie a relatively easy hole like 15.

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  21. The Guardian reports that Guan's penalty is the first time a player has been penalized for slow play on the PGA Tour since 1995.

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  22. T1. Jim Furyk (West Chester, Pa.), 5-under through 26 holes
    1. Marc Leishman (Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia), 5-under through 25 holes
    T3. Fred Couples (Seattle, Wash.), -4 through 34
    T3. Dustin Johnson (Columbia, S.C.), -4 through 34
    T3. Justin Rose (Johannesburg, South Africa), -4 through 26
    T6. Angel Cabrera (Córdoba, Argentina), -3 through 35
    T6. Rickie Fowler (Murrieta, Calif.), -3 through 21
    T6. Brandt Snedeker (Nashville, Tenn.), -3 through 26

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  23. Guan is very close to the cut line, and the penalty could end up making the difference as to whether he plays this weekend. So ESPN's coverage has started by talking about the slow-play penalty. Mike Tirico says that if you want to play with the Big Boys, you have to play by the rules.

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  24. Angel Cabrera birdies the 18th hole. He finishes with a 69 and is now 4 under par for the tournament.

    Dustin Johnson bogeyed 17, and he falls back to 3 under. I don't think any of us are surprised that he and Sergio have struggled today.

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  25. Leishman birdies the par-5 eighth hole, and he has the lead to himself at 6 under par.

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  26. Adam Scott is in with an even-par 72. He's three-under to four the tournament.

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  27. So long to Phil Mickelson, he's completely fallen out today.

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  28. Sergio has finished with a four-over par 76, and he is now 2 under for the tournament.

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  29. Tiger Woods. The field is wide open for Woods to make a move today, interesting to see if he can take advantage of it. McIlroy has at least moved himself up into the discussion with his play so far today.

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  30. Meanwhile, of import to HeathPostdotcom followers, the Ginger Reeves's Adam Scott birdied No. 18 to battle all the way back from 3-over for the round to even for the round. Lee Westwood of the Siler City Samurai is even today at the turn.

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  31. Dustin Johnson walked off the 13th green today at 7-under par, well ahead of the field. Here is how he played the last five holes:

    14: Bogey
    15: Double Bogey
    16: Par
    17. Bogey
    18: Double Bogey

    He finishes with a 76, and he is now one under par for the tournament.

    Dustin Johnson is the poor man's Greg Norman.

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  32. But Freddy Couples has just birdied the 18th hole to finish with a 71. He is five-under for the tournament.

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  33. Tiger rolls in a 10-foot putt to save par on the 4th hole. He is still 2 under.

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  34. The slow play has caused some problems. The Guardian reports that Tiger's group had to wait for 30 minutes to tee off on the fourth hole.

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  35. Fred Couples being in the mix will get a lot of people excited. Seems like he had a good opening two days last year.

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  36. Leaderboard at 3:30 P.M.:

    1. M. Leishman (AUS): -6 (27 holes)
    T2. F. Couples: -5 (36)
    T2. J. Furyk: -5 (28)
    T4. A. Cabrera (ARG): -4 (36)
    T4. J. Rose (ENG): -4 (28)

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  37. ESPN is still upset about the slow-play penalty on Yuan. They interview Yuan, who says that he understands about the rule and that he was having a difficult time picking the right club in the windy conditions. Nantz and Faldo say that Yuan is an unbelievable story.

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  38. Yuan's fate depends on the 10-shot rule -- he needs to be within 10 shots of the lead to make the cut. Right now, he is exactly 10 shots behind the leader, Leishman, who is six under through 9.

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  39. After opening with four pars, Tiger holes a long putt on 5 to move to three-under par for the tournament. The crowd goes wild.

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  40. Mickelson played the last 10 holes at 5 over par, punctuated by a double-bogey on 12. He finishes with a 76 that leaves him 3 over par for the tournament, and at some risk for missing the cut.

    Earlier this week, Mickelson told the press that left-handers have an advantage on the 12th hole.

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    1. That was a very odd situation. He was standing over the ball about to tee off when his caddy jumped in and told him to hold up. He felt the wind was picking up. It was very odd and Mickelson looked completely thrown off by it. He then proceeded to hit is tee shot in the water.

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  41. Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano shot a 74 today. He is now two under par for the tournament.

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  42. Furyk bogeys the par-3 twelfth, and falls back to 4 under par.

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  43. Fowler bogeys the par-4 fifth, and falls back to 2 under par.

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  44. Rose bogeys the par-4 11th, and falls back to 3 under par.

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  45. McIlroy birdies the last hole. He shoots a 70 today, and is now 2 under for the tournament. He played the last 11 holes of the day in 4 under par.

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  46. The tournament is definitely wide open for anyone who can put together a move today.

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  47. The Guardian wonders if Mickelson will have a "full and frank exchange of views" with his caddy over what happened on 12.

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  48. Justin Rose bogeys the 12th hole, and he falls back to 2 under.

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  49. Jason Dufner birdies the 18th hole. He finishes with a 69, and is 3 under for the tournament.

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  50. Tiger rolls in another long putt on 7 for a birdie. He has played the last four holes in 3-3-3-3 and he is now 4 under for the tournament.

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  51. Rory McIlroy is being interviewed. He's in good spirits about his round, although he says the course is playing tough because the wind is coming from an unusual angle.

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  52. Leaderboard at 4:10 P.M.:

    1. Leishman (AUS): -6 (29 holes)
    2. Couples: -5 (36)
    T3. Furyk: -4 (30)
    T3. Woods: -4 (25)
    T5. Scott (AUS): -3 (36)
    T5. Dufner: -3 (36)

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  53. Furyk birdies the 13th hole, and he is now 5 under par.

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  54. On the par-5 8th, Tiger crushes a huge drive right down the middle.

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  55. It's now Tiger's tournament to win I think.

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  56. Bubba Watson birdies the 8th hole. He is 2 over for the tournament, and he may survive to the weekend.

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  57. Leishman pars the 12th hole to remain at 6 under. He has parred his way through Amen Corner, and now he will be looking for a birdie on 13.

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  58. By the way if you're that young and playing that slow there is something wrong with that picture.

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  59. Here in Marion, we are wondering why ESPN isn't showing Brandt Snedeker, the pride of Vanderbilt and Nashville, Tennessee. Snedeker is the defending FedEx Cup champion, and he is two under par thru 12 holes, but we haven't seen him hit a shot.

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  60. On 8, Tiger swings about as hard as he ever does, trying to get his second shot all the way to the back of the enormous par-5 green. He almost gets there, and he will have a 20-foot putt for eagle.

    Jason Day birdies the 7th hole to move to 3 under par.

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  61. Exciting! Exciting!!! EXCITING!!!

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  62. Tiger comes close with his eagle putt on 8, and then taps in for his third birdie in the last four holes. He is now 5 under par.

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  63. Lee Westwood birdies the 14th hole to move to three under par.

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  64. Westwood birdie to lift Samurai spirits.

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  65. Leishman can't stop making pars. He pars the relatively easy 13th hole -- his fifth par in a row -- and he remains in the lead at 6 under par, one shot ahead of Couples, Furyk, and Woods.

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  66. Fowler holes a long birdie putt on 8 to move to 3 under. He and Jason Day are playing in the last group of the day.

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  67. I'll be stepping away now, as there are errands to run in Marion.

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  68. Tiger Woods pars No. 9 and makes the turn at 5-under and remains tied with Fred Couples for second, behind Marc Leishman at 6-under. Jim Furyk falls out of the tie at second place with a double bogey at No. 15.

    And Tiger has already teed off on No. 10. Wow. That was a quick turn. I always like to get a sandwich and a drink at the turn.

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    1. Maybe Lindsey Vonn packed him a snack.

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  69. The two guys on the Amen Corner coverage are being a bit grumpy with each other. It's funny.

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  70. Had to step away for a bit and I've come back to find Tiger in a bit of a spot on 12. He's looking at a tough put to save par after hitting in to the back side bunker on his tee shot. He makes the put and heads to the 13th hole at -5. He will be looking for a birdie on 13 and 15.

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  71. Jason Day birdies 11 to get to -5.

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  72. OK here's Tiger on 13 teeing off. In the rough on the right.

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  73. Well Day didn't last long. I stepped away and when I came back he was in the water on 12.

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  74. Tiger lays up. I believe I just heard them say there have been no eagles today at 13.

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  75. Tiger pars 13, he'll be disappointed in that.

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  76. Day managed a bogie after going in the water on 12. Now he's looking to go for the green on 13.

    He makes it, but is looking at a long put for eagle.

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  77. Mike Tirico just came back on to read the approved talking points from Masters corporate comms on their giving the Chinese boy the slow-play penalty that has put him in to more precarious position in terms of making the weekend cut. Tirico points out that, while many of us hooligans were outraged, the 14-year-old handled it with class--accepting the Masters' officials judgment and noting that his captors were treating him with respect and providing him with food and water.

    Dan Jenkins ‏@danjenkinsgd
    It's taken Tiger's group about 3 hours & 45 minutes to play 11 holes. If this keeps up, the 14-year-old's gonna get hit with another stroke.
    4:27 PM - 12 Apr 13

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    1. I smell a cabinet position for Tirico if the Jeb/Nantz ticket prevails in 2016.

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    2. Of course this has not been a point of discussion on the masters.com coverage. Has anyone talked about the big controversy last year over Kevin Na's slow play.

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  78. Something odd happened to Ricky Fowler's second shot on 13, but the guys doing the Amen Corner coverage have no clue what it was. Very strange, you would think they could run replay.

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    1. On TV, they're saying it hit a post of some sort.

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    2. Thanks, these guys literally have no idea, it's funny.

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  79. TV just threw up that Tiger Woods is the only player without a bogey today.

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  80. And there went my Amen Corner coverage. I didn't get to see Day putt for birdie.

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    1. It's probably on delay, and one of the commentators probably said something derogatory about the penalty.

      In fact, this is probably what those two dudes have been grumped out with each other about all afternoon.

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    2. The Guardian has been very whiny about the penalty.

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    3. One of the guys referred to Ian Poulter as being a favorite, the other guy scoffed at that. Then the Poulter fan said well he's one of the better players to not have a major win, and the other guy scoffed and that and named off like 10 other better players.

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  81. Leishman's a big, smiley Aussie.

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  82. So now I get Tiger teeing off into the trees on the right side of 15.

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  83. Leaderboard at 6:20 P.M.

    T1. F. Couples: -5 (36 holes)
    T1. M. Leishman (AUS): -5 (36)
    T1. T. Woods: -5 (32)
    T1. J. Day (AUS): -5 (31)
    T5. A. Cabrera (ARG): -4 (36)
    T5. J. Furyk: -4 (36)
    T5. B. Snedeker: -4 (36)

    I don't know if ESPN ever showed Vandy alumnus Brandt Snedeker, but I would note he is one of the few Americans with a realistic chance of victory.

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  84. I just want to point out that 53-year-old Fred Couples is tied for the lead in the Masters.

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  85. This tournament seemed teed up for Tiger, but he is quickly letting his chance to grab control slip away. He really needs a birdie on 15. To win the Masters you pretty much have to dominate the par fives.

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  86. T1. Jason Day (Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia), 5-under through 31 holes
    T1. Fred Couples (Seattle, Wash.), 5-under through 36 holes
    T1. Marc Leishman (Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia), 5-under through 36 holes
    T1. Tiger Woods (Cypress, Calif.), 5-under through 32 holes
    T5. Jim Furyk (West Chester, Pa.), -4 through 36
    T5. Angel Cabrera (Córdoba, Argentina), -4 through 36
    T5. Brandt Snedeker (Nashville, Tenn.), -4 through 36

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  87. Given his poor tee shot, Tiger has no choice but to lay up short of the pond with his second shot on the par-5 15th.

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  88. OK, in this air-conditioning commercial, I have to point out that these days, the air-conditioning folks usually show up and tell you that you have to get a whole new unit, because there is no freon for your old unit.

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  89. Bad luck may have ended Tiger's chance at this year's Master. He put a great shot into the green which nailed the flagstick and bounced back into the water. Of course he's not really done, but now he'll be scrambling to save bogie.

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  90. On 15, Tiger just had the worst piece of luck I have ever seen. He hits a perfect pitch shot -- he almost holed out. The ball hit the flag, bounces off the flag, and ROLLS INTO THE WATER.

    That was just brutally unfair. He should have had a birdie, and now he'll probably get a double bogey.

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  91. Terrific, terrific bogey coming here.

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  92. Great comeback shot from Tiger. Should get his bogie. He'll be disappointed to have gone through 13 and 15 with no birdies.

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  93. Tiger hits again on 15 -- his fifth shot, with the penalty stroke -- and the ball stops about two feet from the hole. Which is what his last shot would have done if it hadn't hit the flag.

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  94. T1. Jason Day (Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia), 5-under through 32 holes
    T1. Fred Couples (Seattle, Wash.), 5-under through 36 holes
    T1. Marc Leishman (Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia), 5-under through 36 holes
    T4. Angel Cabrera (Córdoba, Argentina), -4 through 36
    T4. Jim Furyk (West Chester, Pa.), -4 through 36
    T4. Brandt Snedeker (Nashville, Tenn.), -4 through 36
    T4. Tiger Woods Is Going to Win the 2013 Masters (Cypress, Calif.), -4 through 33

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  95. Tiger makes bogey on 15. The announcer notes that his score was "righteously unfair."

    Tiger is now 4-under par, in a tie with Cabrera, Furyk, and Vandy alumnus Brandt Snedeker.

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  96. Dan Jenkins ‏@danjenkinsgd
    Imagine the odds of Tiger hitting a flagstick and going into water if that's what allows the 14-year-old to make the cut.
    5:35 PM - 12 Apr 13

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  97. John Senden, who was 4 under at one point on the back nine, finishes at 2 under for the tournament.

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  98. Tiger hits his drive on the par-3 16th into a bunker, but then pitches out to within about 5-6 feet. This is a huge putt for par.

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  99. Proving that no one can score well on 15 today, Fowler (-3) and Day (-5) settle for pars.

    Meanwhile, Tiger saves par on 16.

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  100. For the record, regardless of what this commercial says, I would not count on flawless Internet service if you're riding on the Amtrak Acela train.

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  101. Jim Nantz: "No harm, no foul ... pipe down, people ... the 14-year-old's going to make the cut ... nothing to see here."

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  102. Day hits a great tee shot on 16. He's about 15 feet away from a birdie that would give him the outright lead.

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  103. We have now switched away from the Masters to a Jonathan Winters tribute on NBC News.

    The tribute is almost completely incoherent and rushed, and it would make no sense unless you already knew who Jonathan Winters was.

    OK, back to golf.

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    2. Among other things, NBC made at least two references to the fact that Jonathan Winters had a nervous breakdown and spent time in a mental institution. I was left with the impression that this must have happened at some point after he became famous. I was left with the sad image of Winters's career being damaged by his own demons. It turns out, however, that according to Wikipedia, Winters's problems took place in 1959 and 1961 -- well before the peak of his career.

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  104. Fowler has gone into the water on 16, so he is in big trouble.

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  105. On 17, Tiger's tee shot leaves a huge tree between him and the hole. He makes a wild, twisting swing to whack the ball over the tree and onto the green.

    But Jason Day rolls in his birdie putt on 16 to take the lead on his own at six under par.

    Fowler ends up with a triple bogey on 16. He falls from 3 under to even par.

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  106. Day's birdie putt is beautiful, and now Verne is on to discuss the new cut situation. He does not mention the Chinese 14-year-old. Obviously, Nantz, Tirico and the boys in corporate comms didn't get signoff on the new talking points in time.

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  107. Dan Jenkins ‏@danjenkinsgd 9m
    The par saves at 12, 14 and 16 and the bogey save at 15 might be what win the Masters for Tiger. At least they've kept him from losing it.
    5:52 PM - 12 Apr 13

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  108. Tiger makes par on 17. He's 4 under with one hole to play.

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  109. 1. Jason Day (Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia), 6-under through 34 holes
    T2. Fred Couples (Seattle, Wash.), -5 through 36
    T2. Marc Leishman (Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia), -5 through 36
    T4. Angel Cabrera (Córdoba, Argentina), -4 through 36
    T4. Jim Furyk (West Chester, Pa.), -4 through 36
    T4. Brandt Snedeker (Nashville, Tenn.), -4 through 36
    T4. Tiger Woods (Cypress, Calif.), -4 through 35

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  110. Ian Poulter, who only plays well when he has a chance to beat the United States in the Ryder Cup, will be missing the cut. He's six over with one hole to go.

    Meanwhile, Tiger hits a good drive on 18.

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  111. Bubba Watson bogeys the last hole, and he finishes at 4 over par for the tournament. He will be waiting to see if he makes the cut.

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  112. Tiger's approach on 18 is too long, and it rolls to the back of the green. That was a pretty big mistake.

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  113. Jason Day, runner up in the 2011 Masters, lines up a 20-foot putt for birdie on 17 that would move him to 7 under par. He strokes the ball, and it rolls just past on the right side of the hole.

    All the folks at 4 over hoping to make the cut breathe a sigh of relief.

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  114. Tiger has a very long birdie putt on 18, and he reads it badly, rolling it 7-8 feet past the hole.

    Meanwhile, Jason Day hits his drive on 18 into a fairway bunker.

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  115. Tiger cannot save par on 18, and he takes a bogey. He goes out in 33, comes home in 38, and finishes with a 71. He is 3 under par, in a tie for 7th with Adam Scott, Jason Dufner, David Lynn, Lee Westwood, Justin Rose, and K.J. Choi.

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  116. Now here is Day from the fairway bunker. Nick Faldo tells us that this is an easy shot.

    It may be easy, but Day's effort comes up short, and rolls off the front of the green. He should be able to make par.

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  117. Tiger is being interviewed, and he looks absolutely exhausted. "I felt I played really well today, and I thought this round should have been in the 60's . . . . My score doesn't indicate how well I played."

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  118. Now here's Day with his 137th shot. He chips it to within a foot, and he will finish at 6 under. He went out in 35, came home in 33, and shoots a wonderful 68 to finish at 138 for the tournament.

    This means that all the folks at 4 over -- including Bubba Watson and Guan Tianlang -- will play this weekend.

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  119. The tournament seems to be remarkably wide open with two rounds to go.

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