Masters leaderboard 2014: Bubba Watson's lead cut to 1

Andrew Redington

Following an early eagle, a couple bogeys have brought Bubba Watson back toward the field.

Following an eagle at No. 2 and some issues from the rest of the field, Bubba Watson appeared to be in control at the Masters with a five-stroke lead. That didn't last long and now Watson leads by just a single stroke.

The issues began at No. 4, which has been the toughest hole on the course on Saturday. His tee shot came up short of the green and he was unable to get up and down to save par. He ended up with a bogey, his second of the day. Watson ran into more trouble two holes later at No. 6. He avoided a three-putt during the first two rounds of the tournament, a big reason why he led. That streak came an end on the sixth when his tee shot found the wrong tier and he was left with a nearly impossible birdie try. Watson's par attempt at the seventh burned the edge for a second straight bogey.

Watson coming back to the field makes for a crowded leaderboard. Jordan Spieth, Thomas Bjorn and Jonas Blixt are tied for second place at 4-under. Five more players, including Mat Kuchar and Jim Furyk are tied for fifth place at 3-under. Scoring conditions in the afternoon haven't been quite as accommodating as they were earlier in the day. Miguel Angel Jimenez and Rickie Fowler are in excellent position, both in the clubhouse at 3-under. Depending on how the rest of the day goes, those two could find their way into the final pairing on Sunday.

Here is a current look at the leaderboard.

Place

Player

Score

Through

1

Bubba Watson

-5

7

T2

Jordan Spieth

-4

7

T2

Jonas Blixt

-4

6

T2

Thomas Bjorn

-4

6

T5

Miguel Jimenez

-3

F

T5

Rickie Fowler

-3

F

T5

Jim Furyk

-3

8

T8

Matt Kuchar

-2

12

T8

Kevin Stadler

-2

12

T8

Lee Westwood

-2

14

T11

Justin Rose

-1

F

T11

Jimmy Walker

-1

9

T13

John Senden

E

7

T13

Russell Henley

E

11

T13

Gary Woodland

E

F

T13

Ian Poulter

E

F

T13

Fred Couples

E

9

T13

Adam Scott

E

8

T19

Jason Day

2

F

T19

Chris Kirk

2

F

T19

Jamie Donaldson

2

12

T19

Kevin Streelman

2

8

T23

Gonzalo Fdez-Castano

3

13

T23

Rory McIlroy

3

F

T23

Bernhard Langer

3

17

T23

Steve Stricker

3

14

T23

Henrik Stenson

3

14

T23

Lucas Glover

3

12

T29

Martin Kaymer

4

F

T29

Bill Haas

4

F

T29

Steven Bowditch

4

F

T32

Louis Oosthuizen

5

13

T32

Jose Maria Olazabal

5

F

T32

Darren Clarke

5

F

T32

Vijay Singh

5

17

T32

Stewart Cink

5

14

T32

Hunter Mahan

5

17

T38

Billy Horschel

6

F

T38

Thongchai Jaidee

6

F

T38

Thorbjorn Olesen

6

F

T38

Brendon de Jonge

6

F

T38

K.J. Choi

6

15

T43

Stephen Gallacher

7

11

T43

Francesco Molinari

7

F

T43

Oliver Goss

7

F

T43

Nick Watney

7

F

T43

Brandt Snedeker

7

14

T43

Mike Weir

7

15

T49

Larry Mize

8

16

T49

Sandy Lyle

8

F

51

Joost Luiten

9

F

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