52 year old Fred Couples is in the clubhouse with a share of the lead on Friday at the Masters. After shooting even par on day one, Couples turned in a masterful round on Friday with a 5 under 67 to put himself atop the leaderboard.
He’s joined by American Jason Dufner, who has put together back to back solid rounds (-3 yesterday and -2 today). Lee Westwood, who finished yesterday as the leader, fell to third (-4) after shooting even par today.
A few notable names made big charges as Sergio Garcia & Phil Mickelson both shot 4 under 68s. Garcia jumped up 26 spots to third while Phil sits tied for 12th at -2 for the tournament.
Rory McIlroy built on the strong finish he turned in yesterday with a 3 under 69 today. He sits just a shot off the lead heading into the weekend. Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watso are also tied for tied for third, one shot back.
The tournament favorite, at least as far as the oddsmakers were concerned, Tiger Woods has not fared quite as well so far as he’s +2 through 11 holes. The projected cut is after +5 so he’s probably safe there, but Tiger will need a strong finish if he’s going to be in a position to make any kind of charge over the weekend.
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