Masters leaderboard: Bubba Watson takes over the lead at 5-under

Harry How

Augusta National can giveth and Augusta Naitonal can taketh away. Friday has been proof of that.

Augusta National can be a very tricky place. A player can seemingly be rolling along, even playing well, then all of a sudden crush his chances to contend on a single hole. Louis Oosthuizen's second round is great proof of that and all you need to do is look at a three-hole stretch.

UPDATE: Bubba Watson added another three birdies on 14, 15 and 16 before dropping a shot on the 18th to set the bar at 7-under through two rounds at Augusta.

After a little back-and-forth earlier in the round, Oosthuizen was playing solid golf heading into No. 13. He'd survived the difficult Amen Corner stretch thus far and capitalized on the easier 13th hole. He drilled his second shot into the par-5 to within a few feet. That led to an eagle, which dropped him to 1-under on the round, 4-under overall and into a share of the lead. Oosthuizen had a great opportunity to take sole possession of the lead two holes later at No. 15, which has been the third-easiest hole on the course so far. That idea didn't last very long.

Oosthuizen's second shot wound up on the backside of the green, leaving a tricky chip. He got too much of his attempt and the green failed to hold it, sending it all the way off and into the water.

Ooostwater

He still had a chance to salvage a bogey, but his putt came up short. He then hit his double-bogey attempt by the hole and wound up three-putting for a triple bogey. Even with an eagle and a birdie, Oosthuizen still played the par-5s at even par.

Bubba Watson did record his first bogey of the tournament, dropping a shot on No. 9, but it was just a blip on the radar. He stuck his tee shot on the difficult 12th hole to within a few feet and sunk the putt to get back to 4-under. He took sole possession of the lead on the next hole, reaching the green of the par-5 13th in two. He had a 15-foot try for eagle, but the putt burned the edge, leaving a tap-in birdie. Watson is now one stroke clear of the field with one more par-5 left to play.

Place

Player

Score

Through

1

Bubba Watson

-5

13

2

Kevin Stadler

-4

8

T3

Bill Haas

-3

1

T3

Jonas Blixt

-3

7

T3

Adam Scott

-3

1:48 PM

T3

K.J. Choi

-3

1

T3

Thomas Bjorn

-3

F

T3

Jimmy Walker

-3

2

T9

Brandt Snedeker

-2

1:26 PM

T9

Fred Couples

-2

2

T11

Gary Woodland

-1

3

T11

Louis Oosthuizen

-1

17

T11

Rory McIlroy

-1

1:59 PM

T11

Jordan Spieth

-1

1:59 PM

T11

Kevin Streelman

-1

F

T11

Stephen Gallacher

-1

F

T11

Steve Stricker

-1

1

T18

Rickie Fowler

E

2

T18

Matteo Manassero

E

1

T18

Miguel Jimenez

E

1

T18

Matt Kuchar

E

17

T18

Mike Weir

E

4

T18

Lucas Glover

E

F

T18

John Senden

E

7

T25

Stewart Cink

1

9

T25

Jamie Donaldson

1

1:26 PM

T25

Charl Schwartzel

1

1:37 PM

T25

Patrick Reed

1

1:59 PM

T25

Hunter Mahan

1

12

T25

Lee Westwood

1

9

T25

Henrik Stenson

1

13

T32

Webb Simpson

2

2

T32

Gonzalo Fdez-Castano

2

15

T32

Graeme McDowell

2

2

T32

Russell Henley

2

9

T32

Jim Furyk

2

1:37 PM

T32

Thorbjorn Olesen

2

1:37 PM

T32

Larry Mize

2

F

T32

Vijay Singh

2

F

T32

Steven Bowditch

2

7

T32

Ian Poulter

2

3

T42

Marc Leishman

3

12

T42

Joost Luiten

3

12

T42

Francesco Molinari

3

14

T42

Roberto Castro

3

4

T42

Justin Rose

3

10

T42

Oliver Goss

3

17

T42

Nick Watney

3

F

T42

Harris English

3

9

T42

Thongchai Jaidee

3

17

T42

John Huh

3

8

T42

Sergio Garcia

3

13

T42

Chris Kirk

3

14

T42

Jason Day

3

13

T55

Billy Horschel

4

5

T55

Brendon de Jonge

4

6

T55

Phil Mickelson

4

10

T55

Victor Dubuisson

4

10

T55

Jose Maria Olazabal

4

F

T55

Martin Kaymer

4

6

T55

Bernhard Langer

4

14

T55

Matthew Fitzpatrick

4

1:48 PM

T55

Sandy Lyle

4

F

T55

Darren Clarke

4

F

T55

Sang-Moon Bae

4

15

T66

Boo Weekley

5

7

T66

Ryan Moore

5

F

T66

Mark O'Meara

5

7

T66

Ernie Els

5

10

T66

Scott Stallings

5

6

T66

Angel Cabrera

5

3

T66

Luke Donald

5

13

Projected Cut: +5

T73

Dustin Johnson

6

13

T73

Zach Johnson

6

1

T73

D.A. Points

6

F

T73

Tom Watson

6

6

T77

Matt Every

7

4

T77

Keegan Bradley

7

10

T77

Y.E. Yang

7

8

T77

Ken Duke

7

F

T77

David Lynn

7

6

T77

Chang-woo Lee

7

2

T77

Graham Delaet

7

16

T84

Ian Woosnam

8

8

T84

Hideki Matsuyama

8

1:26 PM

T84

Jason Dufner

8

1:48 PM

T84

Matt Jones

8

F

T88

Derek Ernst

9

15

T88

Trevor Immelman

9

16

T88

Tim Clark

9

9

T88

Branden Grace

9

F

92

Jordan Niebrugge

10

7

93

Garrick Porteous

12

F

94

Craig Stadler

14

6

T95

Peter Hanson

15

11

T95

Ben Crenshaw

15

8

97

Michael McCoy

17

F

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