The final group on the course is through 13 holes, meaning there's just over an hour until the cut line is finalized at the 2013 Masters. The line currently cuts everyone that is 6-over or worse, utilizing the 10-shot rule in place at Augusta National. Tiger Woods, and three others, hold the lead at 5-under, which means anyone at 5-over or better, even if they're outside the top 50, will get through to the weekend. Woods still has an easier par-5 ahead of him at No. 15, so he could move that line up by at least a shot. The group at 5-over was already sweating with Tiger out there in the lead, but he gave them in a little extra room with a disappointing par on No. 13, a hole he's played better than any other over the years. That par kept the group at 5-over alive.
Louis Oosthuizen is the biggest name in the group that's at 6-over or worse. The former Open Championship winner was a trendy pick to win the Masters at the start of the 2013 season, but he's been inconsistent over the past month stateside. The 6-over showing in two days is a recent low point for a golfer who many think has the sweetest swing in the game.
The man who beat Oosthuizen last year in the playoff, Bubba Watson, is one of the players sweating it out at 5-over. Bubba had a long week, fulfilling several duties as the reigning champion. He has not won a tournament since last year's Masters, and it looks like he's out of contention this week. But missing the cut might be an altogether different ignominy, so he'll want to pick up a birdie coming in just to be safe.
Here's the group of players at 6-over or worse that are on the outside of the cut line:
|Michael Weaver (a)||8||F|
|Nathan T. Smith (a)||11||F|
|Steven Fox (a)||11||14|
|Alan Dunbar (a)||16||F|