Masters Round 2 live blog

BY foxsports • April 8, 2011

Tiger Woods in the second cut on the right-hand side off the 18th tee. Hits a gorgeous cut 8-iron just beyond the pin. Has about 7 feet for birdie. And it's in, for a 66 and a total of 7 under.

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From the tee at 17, Tiger's just off the fairway to the left. He needs to go over the trees. Calling for it to bite, but it goes 10-15 feet over the green. He chips up close and makes par.

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And the downhill putt just will not turn toward the hole. Tap-in par.

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He's in the zone. Tiger Woods' tee shot at 16 lands just beyond the pin. It's not a tap-in, maybe 5 feet.

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Tiger Woods just over the back of the 15th green in two. Another birdie certainly possible. He chooses to putt the balland rolls it to tap-in range. Minus-6.

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Tiger. No. 14. Birdie. Minus-5.

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Tiger Woods makes birdie at 13, his fourth birdie in six holes. He's at 4 under.

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Jason Day taps in for birdie to move into sole second at minus-8.

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McIlroy misses his 8-foot putt for birdie. Even at 10 under, he's going to be disappointed by his finish.

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And a fabulous approach to 18 by Jason Day.

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Wow! Rory McIlroy does his best Sandy Lyle (1988) impersonation, hitting an 8-iron out of the bunker to inside 15 feet.

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Tiger Woods in the pinestraw off the tee on 13. He goes for the green and flies the ball to the back swale. That's a tricky chip he's facing.

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Rory McIlroy flies his drive into one of the left-hand fairway bunkers at 18. This is not the way he wants to finish.

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Rory McIlroy with about 6 feet for birdie at 17. But he misses! Looks like he came out of it early. Is he losing focus just a little?

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Jason Day with a very delicate downhill birdie putt at 16 to get to 7 under.

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Rickie Fowler with a birdie at 15 to get to 5 under.

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Tiger Woods makes a 4-foot downhill slider to save par at 11.

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Anyone else think the grass on that front bank at 15 is going to be a lot shorter on the weekend?

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Rory McIlroy's chip at 15 goes off the front of the green. The grass is short enough that he can still putt. He two-putts for par.

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Tiger Woods well off the 11th fairway with his drive, but he does have a shot to the green.

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Rory McIlroy just over the back of the 15th green in two.

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Looking for his third straight birdie, Tiger Woods stiffs his approach at the 10th. He makes the putt to get to 3 under.

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Tiger Woods makes an 8-footer for birdie at No. 9 after a huge drive. He's at 2 under.

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Rory McIlroy with a huge tee shot and iron to 10 feet on No. 13. And he makes the birdie to get back to minus-10.

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Tiger Woods makes a short putt for birdie at No. 8. He's back to 1 under.

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Rory McIlroy catches the front bunker at the 12th, leaves himself a 7-footer for par, which he misses. He drops to nine under, and that's his first bogey of the tournament.

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Tiger Woods just off the green at No. 8 in two.

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Rory McIlroy catches a break at the 11th, as his tee shot hits a tree but bounces back. He manages to save par.

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Alvaro Quiros birdies the 18th with a terrific approach shot and finishes at 6 under.

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A three-putt bogey at No. 7 for Tiger Woods after he left his tee shot in a very tough spot on the green.

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Finishing with seven straight pars, Phil Mickelson shoots a 72 and is at 2 under. He has to hope that McIlroy comes back to the field a little and doesn't run away.

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Tiger Woods with a very nice tee shot and birdie at the par-3 sixth.

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Geoff Ogilvy in at 6 under.

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K.J. Choi bogeys the 18th hole to fall to 7 under.

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Rory McIlroy in double digits under par with a birdie at the ninth. Makes the turn at 10 under.

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Tiger Woods back to even with a bogey at No. 3

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Phil Mickelson with a nice tee shot at 16 to the back-right pin. He'll have less than 10 feet for birdie. But he misses low — another wasted opportunity.

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Phil Mickelson's over the pond at 15 in two, but in the second cut to the right of the green. His pitch comes up very short, though. His birdie try runs 4-5 feet past the cup. he runs it in for par.

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Fred Couples shoots a 68 to finish at 5 under.

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Tiger Woods with a short birdie putt from the fringe at No. 2. he's back in the red, but still eight shots behind.

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Phil Mickelson rips a drive right down the middle at 15. He seems to be driving the ball much better than yesterday.

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Y.E. Yang and Ricky Barnes are both in at 5 under.

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Alvaro Quiros into the back bunker with his second shot at 13. That's going to be a tough up and down for birdie. He hits a nice bunker shot, but can't make the 40-foot putt for birdie.

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Rory McIlroy with a birdie at No. 5 to get to 9 under.

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A three-putt bogey at 16 by Fred Couples. He's back to minus-5.

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Phil Mickelson can't get up and down for birdie at 13.

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Tiger Woods can't get to the first green in regulation, and his third shot fails to make it up to the top level of the green where the pin is. He can be heard to utter his first profanity of the day (although we might have missed one on the tee). he two-putts for bogey.

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Phil Mickelson hits his second shot at 13 to the back swale.

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K.J. Choi lays up at 13, but hits a beautiful wedge in and makes the short birdie putt to tie McIlroy at 8 under.

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Much better drive today by Phil Mickelson on 13 than yesterday. Then he was in the woods to the left. Today he's in the right rough, sitting up.

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Fred Couples gets to minus-6 with a birdie at the par-5 15th. He was just  off the green in two.

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Tiger Woods tees off on No. 1. Looks like he's in the bunker.

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Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot on 12 to the back fringe. He doesn't have a long birdie putt, but he can't make it.

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Entering Amen Corner at 7 under, Alvaro Quiros hits his second shot to 8 feet. But he misses the birdie opportunity.

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Phil Mickelson is off to the right of the 11th green in two. His chip rolls 10-12 feet past the hole. It's another bogey.

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K.J. Choi looking at a 10-footer to save par at No. 11. He misses and drops to 7 under and out of the lead.

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Phil Mickelson birdies the 10th to get to 3 under. Ten usually isn't considered a birdie hole, so that's a good sign for Phil.

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Rory McIlroy takes advantage of the first par-5 by birdieing No. 2 and going to 8 under.

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Fred Couples is no fool — he lays up. And hits a gorgeous wedge to about 15 feet. But he can't make the birdie putt.

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Fred Couples' drive on 13 looks a little short. Not sure if he'll try — or even want to — go for the green in two.

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Alvaro Quiros takes advantage of the par-5 eighth to birdie and tie K.J. Choi at 8 under.

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Ricky Barnes can't make his eagle putt, but does birdie.

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Fred Couples gets to 5 under with a birdie at the 12th! No one is more popular at Augusta than Freddie.

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Ricky Barnes with a great second shot to No. 13, looking at a makeable eagle putt. He's looking to atone for his bogey at No. 12

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Gorgeous second shot to No. 8 by Phil Mickelson. he can't make the eagle putt, but does birdie. He's back to 2 under.

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Charl Schwartzel has posted a 36-hole total 0f 140, 4 under par. he shot a second-round 71.

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Phil Mickelson bogeys 5 and 6, then birdies 7. With three bogeys and two birdies, he's 1 over for the day, 1 under for the tourney. He needs to birdie the par-5 eighth.

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Front pin position at 13, but the water level in the creek is low and there's enough grass on the bank to keep most balls up.

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We have a new leader. K.J. Choi goes to 8 under with a birdie at the par-3 sixth. Meanwhile, Y.E. Yang is headed in the wrong direction, chalking up his second straight bogey at No. 10 to fall back to minus-6.

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Ricky Barnes birdied all four par-5 holes on Thursday and started with a birdie at the second on Friday, but he then took a bogey at No. 8.

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Fred Couples with a birdie at the seventh to get to minus-4 and onto the first page of the leaderboard. Couples is the all-time scoring leader at Augusta.

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Y.E. Yang bogeys the ninth and falls back to minus-7. He's tied for the lead with K.J. Choi and Rory McIlroy.

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K.J. Choi with two birdies in his first four holes (Nos. 2 and 4) to get to 7 under.

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Augusta National giveth, and Augusta National taketh away. Phil Mickelson follows his birdie at No. 2 with a bogey at No. 3.

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Alvaro Quiros starts his round off the wrong way, bogeying the first to drop to 6 under. Rory McIlroy will tee off at 12:42 p.m. ET

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Y.E. Yang gets to 8 under with a birdie on the par-5 eighth. He laid up in two, then hit a lovely pitch to a pin set on the back of the green, and made the putt.

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Ricky Barnes joins the leaders at 7 under with his third birdie of the day, at the par-3 sixth.

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Phil on the second: Huge drive, nice iron to about 20 feet, cozies up the putt for a tap-in birdie. He's 3 under.

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The tee is well forward at the par-4 fourth, and the pin position is front left. In addition to Yang, Ricky Barnes also birdied it, and has gotten to minus-6, one shot off the lead.

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Welcome to the FOXSports.com Masters live blog for Round 2 at Augusta National.

Phil Mickelson just teed off at No. 1 — and hit the fairway. His approach hits the green, but is not close to the hole. Two-putt par.

Y.E. Yang has joined leaders Rory McIlroy and Alvaro Quiros at 7 under.


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