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Live Masters updates and highlights throughout Friday’s second round

Below are highlights from Day 2 at Augusta National.

The Masters - Round Two Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Players are winding their way through Augusta National during the second round of the Masters on Friday. There’s a cluster of golfers near the top of the leaderboard, setting up what seems likely to be a dramatic, wide-open weekend in Georgia.

Masters updates on Friday

7:44 p.m.: The second round comes to a close, and your leader is Patrick Reed who smoked the first nine then cruised home to grab the 36-hole lead.

6:50 p.m.: Just how good has Patrick Reed’s day been?

6:17 p.m.: Not to be outdone by Leishman, Patrick Reed sticks his approach at No. 14 and will tap-in for birdie to extend his lead back to two strokes.

6:16 p.m.: Marc Leishman his what may go down as the shot of the tournament when he gave himself an eagle chance on No. 15 with a tremendous approach. He put it in for his second eagle in nearly 300 holes at Augusta National. Tiger Woods actually tried to replicate Leishman’s approach and nearly did, but put his shot slightly off the green.

5:24 p.m.: Feast your eyes on this beauty from Bubba Watson. An intentional snap hook that lands on the green at 11 from pine straw. These guys are good.

4:55 p.m.: Alright, it’s officially the Patrick Reed show. He fired six birdies, including three straight to open his round. On a day where we thought Jordan Spieth would be going low, Reed is taking over at the turn.

4:50 p.m.: Tiger Woods isn’t having a great day, but this shot is about as good as you’ll ever see from everybody. This is a shot someone who’s worried about his back doesn’t try.

4:35 p.m.: Folks, there are two-putts and then there are two putts.

Dustin Johnson had a makeable — but slippery — 16-footer for birdie on the 16th hole. He missed it, and it ran 44 feet past the hole. So Johnson naturally nailed the long putt coming back for a regular old par on the hole.

3:59 p.m.: Tiger Woods remains the only professional in the field (and one of just two players out of 87) who hasn’t yet made a birdie or better on a par-5 hole in this tournament. He just left an 11-footer slightly wide to the left on No. 8. He’s still 4-over. When Tiger’s not in contention this weekend, some of the putts he left on the green on par 5s on Thursday and Friday will be among the biggest reasons why. It’s been a disappointment.

3:38 p.m.: Tiger Woods’ round has stabilized a little bit after he dropped three shots on the opening five holes. He’s made consecutive pars, at least, and has a birdie opportunity upcoming on the par-5 eighth. But he doesn’t feel like he’s really charging forward, either. He just had to drain a 6-footer for par, and he’s struggled to make headway on longer holes.

3:28 p.m.: Right now, the projected cut eliminates any player who’s 6 strokes over par or worse. Woods is two shots clear of that for the moment. The Masters cut rule: The top 50 players plus ties survive to the weekend, or anyone within 10 shots of the leader. Co-leaders Patrick Reed and Marc Leishman are currently at 5-under.

3:04 p.m.: Tiger Woods made double-bogey at the par-4 fifth. He’s 3-over for the day and 4-over for the tournament, hovering just inside the projected cut line. Meanwhile, Patrick Reed has moved to 6-under with three straight birdies to start his day. Reed’s alone in first place.

2:55 p.m.: Tiger Woods is 1-over for the day, and his second shot on the par-4 fifth hole went past the whole and into some shrubbery. This is not going well.

2:43 p.m.: Patrick Reed’s moved to 5-under, tied with Marc Leishman for the lead. Reed’s through just two holes, Leishman through four.

2:35 p.m.: Henrik Stenson and Patrick Reed are both on the course now, and both have made early birdies to get to 4-under, a shot back of leader Marc Leishman.

2:23 p.m.: Marc Leishman’s made three straight birdies, the most recent at the par-4 third hole. He’s 5-under for the tournament and leads by himself.

2:18 p.m.: At the par-4 third, Tiger Woods missed a 7-foot birdie putt just a hair to the right. He’s consistently missed makable opportunities to lower his score through 21 holes.

2:12 p.m.: Rafael Cabrera Bello has joined Marc Leishman in a tie for first place. Both are at 4-under after RCB holed a 41-foot birdie put on the 10th green. Here’s some Leishman:

2:06 p.m.: Tiger Woods made par at the par-5 second hole. He’s made par on all five par-5s he’s played so far this week. That’s not a recipe for Tiger Woods success.

2:04 p.m.: Phil Mickelson is not doing well. He triple-bogeyed No. 9 and just doubled the par-3 12th after hitting his tee shot into Rae’s Creek. He’s gone from 2-under at the start of the day to 3-over, and he needs a strong recovery down the stretch here. Someone who’s not struggling is Marc Leishman, who just moved to 4-under to take the solo lead.

1:50 p.m.: Not a good start for Tiger Woods. He hit a 340-yard drive to the left edge of the fairway on the par-4 first, 93 yards from the flagstick. He needed four shots to get home from there, struggling to right himself after his approach overshot the green. His bogey dropped him to 2-over for the tournament, five shots off the lead in a tie for 35th.

1:29 p.m.: Tiger Woods is on the course. He put his tee shot on the par-4 first hole into the fairway after winding up way left of there yesterday.

1:20 p.m.: Brief leader-all-alone Bernd Wiesberger made a bogey, so we’re back to having a whole mass of players (currently six of them) tied at 3-under.

1:13 p.m.: It might only be for a brief time, but Bernd Wiesberger has a solo lead at 5-under. He entered the day at 2-under and has made two birdies in his first three holes. At the par-4 third, he sunk a 15-foot putt from just off the fringe.

12:55 p.m.: There’s still lots of clustering at the top. Among the mass of players currently leading at 3-under is Rickie Fowler, who made birdie on the par-5 eighth.

12:36 p.m.: There’s a whole mess of players clustered at the top of the leaderboard. Seven are currently tied at 3-under, in first place: Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, and Rafael Cabrera Bello all on the course now. Henrik Stenson, Patrick Reed, Charley Hoffman, and Adam Hadwin have the same score but have yet to tee off.

12:16 p.m.: Check out this Haotong Li chip in from 26 yards out for a birdie on the 495-yard par-4 10th. Li’s had a rough day, and this only brought him from 6-over for the round to 5-over, but it’s still one of the best shots of the tournament so far. He’s at 2-over in total:

Oh, and here’s a 66-foot par-saving putt by Rickie Fowler:

12:04 p.m.: A fourth player has joined a tie for the lead at 3-under: Rafael Cabrera Bello. Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, and Rory McIlroy are also at that number.

11:58 a.m.: Matt Kuchar and Rory McIlroy both dropped shots after pulling ahead of Jordan Spieth, so we’ve got a three-way tie atop the board at 3-under.

11:41 a.m.: Rory McIlroy has joined Matt Kuchar atop the leaderboard at 4-under. Kuchar was in danger of a bogey at the par-3 fourth hole. He left a tee shot 36 yards from the flagstick, but he pitched it to three feet and had a tap-in to save par. Jordan Spieth, who led by two shots entering the day but started Friday with a double-bogey and bogey.

11:30 a.m.: Jordan Spieth just started his day with a double-bogey at No. 1. Matt Kuchar, who’s played his first three holes at even par, is now tied with him atop the leaderboard. Both are at 4-under, while Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, and Rafael Cabrera Bello are a shot back. Something’s going on at that first hole today.

11:06 a.m.: Rory McIlroy bogeyed the par-4 No. 1 a day after birdying it. He moves to 2-under for the tournament. It’s early, but players aren’t scoring well so far.

10:57 a.m.: On No. 1, Phil Mickelson almost bogeyed after a mediocre chip from 21 yards out. But he sank a 12-foot putt to save his par and stay at 2-under for the week. Mickelson’s in a featured group, so you can watch him this morning on the Masters website.

10:29 a.m.: Haotong Li dropped a shot via a bogey at the par-4 fourth. Tony Finau bogeyed the par-4 first for the second day in a row to go from two shots back of Spieth to three.

9:46 a.m.: The first couple groups of the day are out on the course now. The only guy near the top of the leaderboard who’s teed off so far is China’s Li Haotong, who entered the day 3-under, three strokes back of leader Spieth. He made par on No. 1.

Streaming and featured groups for Friday at the Masters

Streaming at

  • 9:14 a.m.: Fred Couples, Haotong Li, Joaquin Nieman
  • 10:31 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar
  • 1:27 p.m.: Tiger Woods, Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood
  • 2:00 p.m.: Patrick Reed, Charley Hoffman, Adam Hadwin

Full Masters streaming schedule

  • Streaming at
  • 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Masters on the Range
  • 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.: Featured groups
  • 10:45 a.m.-6 p.m.: Amen Corner (parts of holes 11, 12, and 13)
  • 11:45 a.m.-7 p.m.: Holes No. 15 and 16
  • 3-7:30 p.m: ESPN broadcast (The Masters doesn’t let ESPN go live on TV until the mid-afternoon. This is golf’s hardest major to watch on TV, because Augusta National has tried for years to limit the presence of cameras and keep the atmosphere quaint.)

Live TV broadcast schedule for Friday

  • ESPN: Live coverage from 3-7:30 p.m., ESPN Replay from 8-11 p.m. ET
  • CBS Sports Network: Masters on the Range from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • CBS: Highlights show from 11:30 p.m.-11:45 p.m.

Tee times for Friday:

All times are still Eastern, running from the morning into the early afternoon:

  • 8:30 a.m.: Billy Horschel, Chez Reavie, Cameron Smith
  • 8:41 a.m.: Sandy Lyle, Si Woo Kim, Doug Ghim (a)
  • 8:52 a.m.: Trevor Immelman, Ian Poulter, Patrick Cantlay
  • 9:03 a.m. -- Angel Cabrera, Ross Fisher, Jimmy Walker
  • 9:14 a.m.: Fred Couples, Haotong Li, Joaquin Niemann (a)
  • 9:25 a.m.: Larry Mize, Russell Henley, Shubhankar Sharma
  • 9:36 a.m.: Bernhard Langer, Tony Finau, Yuta Ikeda
  • 9:47 a.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Webb Simpson, Yuxin Lin (a)
  • 9:58 a.m.: Kevin Kisner, Thomas Pieters, Xander Schauffele
  • 10:09 a.m.: Gary Woodland, Yusaku Miyazato, Tyrrell Hatton
  • 10:31 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar
  • 10:42 a.m.: Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm
  • 10:53 a.m.: Jordan Spieth, Alex Noren, Louis Oosthuizen
  • 11:04 a.m.: Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Rafa Cabrera Bello
  • 11:15 a.m.: Austin Cook, Ted Potter, Jr., Wesley Bryan
  • 11:26 a.m.: Ian Woosnam, Ryan Moore, Jhonattan Vegas
  • 11:37 a.m.: Mike Weir, Brendan Steele, Matt Parziale (a)
  • 11:48 a.m.: Jose Maria Olazabal, Kevin Chappell, Dylan Frittelli
  • 11:59 a.m.: Bryson DeChambeau, Bernd Wiesberger, Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • 12:10 p.m.: Mark O’Meara, Brian Harman, Harry Ellis (a)
  • 12:32 p.m.: Vijay Singh, Satoshi Kodaira, Daniel Berger
  • 12:43 p.m.: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Pat Perez, Francesco Molinari
  • 12:54 p.m.: Danny Willett, Kyle Stanley, Jason Dufner
  • 1:05 p.m.: Hideki Matsuyama, Patton Kizzire, Paul Casey
  • 1:16 p.m.: Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Branden Grace
  • 1:27 p.m.: Tiger Woods, Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood
  • 1:38 p.m.: Sergio Garcia, Justin Thomas, Doc Redman (a)
  • 1:49 p.m.: Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson, Jason Day
  • 2 p.m.: Patrick Reed, Charley Hoffman, Adam Hadwin

Augusta’s hole locations for Friday

Previous updates from Thursday’s round:

All times are Eastern:

7:05 p.m. Jordan Spieth retains a strong lead coming off the course on Thursday — he finished with a 66, shooting 6-under on the day. He has a two-stroke lead with a everyone else having finished their rounds.

6:46p.m. Good lord, Jordan Spieth continues to dominate this back nine — he’s hit five birdies in a row, with his latest on 17. He now goes to his final hole with a three-stroke lead!

6:30 p.m.: Jordan Spieth continues to separate himself from the rest of the leaderboard, moving to 6-under through 16 holes to give tim a two-stroke lead. He’s birdied the last four holes! Rickie Fowler has birdied his last three holes too, he’s sitting at 2-under through 17. And check out this putt from Louis Oosthuizen on 16!

6:18 p.m. We have a new leader — Jordan Spieth moves to 5-under after a birdie on 15. Tony Finau is right behind him at 4-under. Charley Hoffman, Henrik Stenson, Patrick Reed, Haotong Li, Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar, and Adam Hadwin are all at 3-under.

5:55 p.m. Tony FInau has a neighbor on the leaderboard, as Jordan Spieth is now tied for the lead at 4-under through 14. Finau finished nicely at 18, hitting into the patrons on his second shot, but sinking a par putt to keep him a-top the leaderboard at the end of his round.

5:30 p.m. Tony Finau remains atop the leaderboard at 4-under as Thursday’s round starts to wind down. Behind him is Haotong Li, Charley Hoffman, Henrik Stenson, Patrick Reed, and Adam Hadwin, who are all at 3-under. Other notables still playing include Jordan Spieth, who’s also at 3-under through 13. Rory McIlroy is at 2-under through 13 on the day.

5:00 p.m. Haotong Li takes the solo lead at 4-under after a birdie on 15. Behind him, the leaderboard is staying pretty constant, with five guys at 3-under in Henrick Stenson, Charley Hoffman, Patrick Reed, Tony Finau, and Adam Hadwin. Finau still has a few more holes to go.

4:38 p.m.: Tony Finau is the new leader at 4-under, with Charley Hoffman, Henrik Stenson and Adam Hadwin finishing at 3-under. Finau has played consistently all day, but it looks like his ankle is starting to bother him — we’ll see if it affects his play at all. He still has five holes to go. Phil Mickelson is currently 1-over — he had a tricky shot to get off on 11 today from the trees.

4:05 p.m. The trio of leaders have stayed consistent, with Charley Hoffman, Henrik Stenson, and Adam Hadwin all in front at 4-under. Tony Finau, Patrick Reed, and Haotong Li are tied for fourth at 3-under. Jordan Spieth eagled at hole No. 8, putting him tied for seventh at 2-under on the day so far.

3:40 p.m. Henrik Stenson is your new leader, at 2-under through 15 holes, with Charley Hoffman as his co-leader through 14. Patrick Reed is one back through 15, along with Adam Hadwin. And Tony Finau, who dislocated his ankle Wednesday after celebrating a hole-and-one during the Par 3 contest, is amazingly also tied for third.

Tiger Woods finishes his round at 1-over.

3:15 p.m.: Like he did last year, Charley Hoffman is coming out strong. He’s 3-under through 14 so far. The 2015 Champion Jordan Spieth has started off well too, at 2-under through four holes so far. Marc Leishman’s double bogey on 15 drops him to 2-under. Tiger Woods hits a birdie on 16 to move him to 1-over — pretty up-and-down day for him today. And uhhh, the reigning Masters champ Sergio Garcia has completely fallen apart on No. 15, shooting a 13! WELP.

3:04 p.m.: Tiger Woods has historically done well on par-5s at Augusta. Not so much today. He parred all four of them, most recently the 530-yard 15th. Woods played some army golf on his first two shots, going right and then left. He couldn’t hit a 26-footer for birdie. On the bright side, the 15th could’ve been worse: Playing partner Marc Leishman double-bogeyed to fall from a share of the lead to two shots back of it. Henrik Stenson now leads at 4-under.

2:44 p.m.: Tiger Woods birdied No. 14 to move to 2-over. It was just his second birdie of the day, and it came after a string of disappointments at Amen Corner. He needed it. Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth’s put up back-to-back birdies at Nos. 2 and 3.

2:27 p.m.: Tiger Woods has made par on all three of the par-5s he’s come across so far, most recently the 13th, where playing partners Marc Leishman and Tommy Fleetwood each made birdie. Woods is at 3-over, seven strokes back of solo leader Leishman at minus-4. Tiger’s let some opportunities pass him by on these par-5s. He missed a makable 12-footer that would’ve delivered him a birdie at the 13th.

2:11 p.m.: Things still aren’t going well for Tiger Woods, who just bogeyed the par-3 No. 12 and is having a difficult time at Amen Corner. But things could’ve been worse, because he was in the water off the tee and had to drain a 15-footer from the fringe just to save the bogey. He did, and the wheels aren’t falling off, but he needs some birdies soon.

1:57 p.m.: Tiger Woods bogeyed No. 11 to move to 2-over for the day. It’s an inauspicious start to his trip around Amen Corner. He hit a drive well wide of the fairway and wasn’t able to sink a 19-foot putt to save par.

1:40 p.m.: Vijay Singh dropped a shot, meaning Marc Leishman is the sole leader at 3-under through 10. Leishman’s never won a major, but he’s the world’s No. 16 player.

1:29 p.m.: Vijay Singh, who’s 66 and doesn’t make all that many cuts anymore, is tied atop the board with Marc Leishman at 3-under. The 2016 Open champion, Henrik Stenson, is making a bit of a charge late in the front nine. He’s gotten to 2-under, tied for third with Bernd Wiesberger. Tiger Woods is still at 1-over.

1:04 p.m.: Tiger Woods is 1-over through eight holes. He labored a lot on the two par-5s on the front nine, which have historically been among the better birdie opportunities on the course. Woods parred both of them (Nos. 2 and 8) and looked kind of iffy in doing it.

12:47 p.m.: It’s time to pay serious attention to Marc Leishman, who’s quietly been one of the best players in the world for a while now and is putting together a lovely Thursday. Leishman is the solo leader at 3-under, a shot up on Vijay Singh. The Aussie is the world’s No. 16 player, and he’s squarely in the “best guy out there without a major win” discussion. He seems interested in getting out of that discussion as soon as possible.

12:14 p.m.: Woods bogeyed No. 5, making two of those in his last three holes and putting him 1-over for the day. Marc Leishman’s the current leader, alone at 2-under.

11:49 a.m.: Tiger Woods liked his tee shot at first on the long par-3 fourth hole, but it ended up short and in a greenside bunker. He two-putted for his first bogey of the day, and he’s back to even par for the tournament.

11:38 a.m.: Tiger Woods played his first two holes at even par, but he just birdied No. 3 to put himself in red numbers. This is exciting:

11:25 am.: Four players are now under par: Vijay Singh at minus-3 and Justin Thomas, Mark O’Meara, and Marc Leishman all at 1-under. Thomas and Leishman both birdied No. 2 early.

11:11 a.m.: It’s still really, really early, but just two players are under par so far: Vijay Singh at 3-under and Mark O’Meara at 1-under. So far, today’s been about the old guys.

11:03 a.m.: Vijay Singh is still chugging along on the front nine. He’s moved to 3-under through four and is two shots clear of anyone else in the early going.

10:58 a.m.: Tiger Woods made par on his first hole of the tournament. He hooked his drive pretty far to the left and wound up in some pine straw, but he played nice second and third shots to set up a tap-in in four. The patrons are, unsurprisingly, on his side.

10:42 a.m.: Tiger Woods is teeing off now, but early attention’s on another veteran. Vijay Singh has started 2-under through three holes and is alone in first place.

10:29 a.m.: Tiger Woods is on the range at Augusta National. You already knew this was happening — he tees off at 10:42 a.m. — but it’s still a sight to see.

10:13 a.m.: Check out this brilliant putt by Wesley Bryan at No. 4, which only saved par but was still impressive:

9:54 a.m.: Here’s the honorary starters ceremony from earlier this morning, featuring legends of the sport Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. This is the second year the ceremony’s gone on without Arnold Palmer, and that’s not easy. But it’s still a lovely golf moment:

9:38 a.m.: The first handful of groups are off the first tee, making the 2018 Masters a thing that’s officially underway. Ryan Moore started 1-under through 3 holes, making him the sole leader at the Masters. Congrats to Ryan Moore on this probably not-fleeting moment.