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PGA Tour Brunch Coverage of the Weekend at The Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club
By TERRY LYONS
AUGUSTA - England’s Justin Rose will attempt to become the first wire-to-wire winner at the Masters since Jordan Spieth (2015). Rose followed up his opening round (65) with a hard-fought par (72) on Friday. Rose has nine birdies on the back nine through two rounds, tied for the most at the Masters in the last 30 years.
Will Zalatoris birdied his final three holes for a 4-under (68), which moved him within one stroke of Rose, the 36-hole leader. Zalatoris (70-68) is seeking to be the first player to win in his inaugural Masters appearance since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979.
Jordan Spieth (T-4) at five under (71-68) leads the field with 30 greens hit in regulation, his most through two rounds at the Masters, including his 2015 tournament when he won the Green Jacket.
Bryson DeChambeau (T-17) followed his first round (76) with a 5-under (67) for a nine-stroke turnaround – his largest in a major championship between rounds one and two.
Brian Harman (T-2) at six under (138) is the only player in the field to shoot sub-70s with (69-69).
Matthew Wolff shot 76-79 (155) and was DQ’d. The Statement from Masters Tournament HQ: Following his second round, Matthew Wolff returned a scorecard with a hole score lower than he actually made on hole 17. He was subsequently disqualified under Rule 3.3b(3).
Early tournament leader Hudson Swafford at (-2 after four holes), MTC posting rounds of (73-83) (156).
Defending Masters champion Dustin Johnson missed the cut after shooting 74-75. Other “big names” to MTC included: Georgia native Matt Kuchar, past Masters champion Sergio Garcia, Daniel Berger, Brooks Koepka, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay, Jason Day, and Sungjae Im.
Masters Leaderboard After Second Round:
Justin Rose 65-72—137 (-7)
Will Zalatoris 70-68—138 (-6)
Brian Harman 69-69—138 (-6)
Marc Leishman 72-67—139 (-5)
Jordan Spieth 71-68—139 (-5)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
36-hole cut: 54 professionals at 3-over (147) from a field of 85 professionals and three amateurs. An amateur failed to advance to the weekend for the first time at the Masters since 2015.
PGA Tour Brunch Coverage of the 2021 Masters Tournament
Weather: Forecast calls for showers and thunderstorms scattered throughout the weekend. Today, the wind and showers are expected in the afternoon when the leaders are teeing-off.
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TV COVERAGE: Today, April 10 - Exclusive TV coverage 3:00pm to 7:00pm (EDT) on CBS. Sunday, April 11 - Exclusive TV coverage from 2:00pm to 7:00pm (EDT).
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What They’re Saying:
Rose Rallies Late, Salvages Par 72 (ESPN)
Rose Digs Deep, Recaptures Lead (Sky Sports/UK)
Bryson DeChambeau Rebounds in 2nd Round (Golf Week/USA Today)
Don’t Take Your Eyes Off (ESPN)
Masters Coverage via ESPN site (ESPNComm)
CBS’ Masters TV/Streaming Coverage (CBS Sports HQ)
#SportsBiz and Golf Industry News
Tiger Woods Thought he was in Florida After LA Crash (ESPN)
Florida Couple Created Masters Shrine (Golf Week/USA Today)
Amateurs Struggle at Masters but Embrace Experience (Yahoo Sports)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 10, 1949 - The Green Jacket is awarded for the first time and Sam Snead was the recipient of the most coveted item of clothing in all of golf. Snead shot a second consecutive (67) to win his first of three Masters titles. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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