The second round has proven to be tough sledding for many players at the Masters as Augusta National is playing more than a stroke harder on Friday. Issues on the back nine have been a major cause for the struggles as players have had issues closing out their rounds.
Dustin Johsnon was the biggest victim of Augusta National's back nine on Friday. After moving atop the leaderboard at 7-under, Johnson finished 6-over over the final five holes to drop to 1-under. Johnson's final five holes included two double bogeys, although he was far from the only player to have issues on the back nine.
Zach Johnson had short birdie putt at No. 12, but it went around the cup and lipped out. He went on to bogey the next hole to drop to 4-over on the day. Jim Furyk ran into even more trouble on the back nine as he dropped from a tie for lead to seventh place after a double bogey on No. 15. Like Dustin Johnson, Furyk's approach shot found the water on the 15th.
Defending Masters champion Bubba Watson also found water on the back nine as he hit his approach shot into the water at No. 11.