A dramatic second round of the 2019 Masters finished with five players sharing the lead at 7-under par with four players a shot further back including four-time Masters champion, Tiger Woods.
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All up, seven of the top nine players at the close of play on Friday at Augusta National have won at least one major including two Australians.
Jason Day and Adam Scott fired rounds of 67 and 68 respectively to jump into a share of the lead with Brooks Koepka, Francesco Molinari and Louis Oosthuizen, and in with a chance to grab a second major championship trophy.
While both players were pleased with their rounds, Scott in particular was left ruieng a cold putter that could easily have seen the 38-year-old with at least a two shot lead.
Scott sent the crowd into a frenzy with an eagle at the par-5 15th hole. After a delay due to bad weather, Scott went straight back to the fairway at the 15th and after a discussion with his caddie, decided to go for the green. The approach shot was sublime and left Scott with a six-foot putt for the outright lead.
A hole later and Scott missed a short putt for par and then missed a makeable birdie on the final hole to settle for a share of the lead.
The roars of the patrons were echoing off the Augusta pines a few groups behind Scott as Tiger Woods went to work in setting himself up for a shot at another Masters victory.
Like Scott, Woods’ putter went cold late in the day. Woods looked like taking a share of the lead with a look at birdie on the final two holes of the day but was left carding a 4-under par 68 and sitting ominously one stroke behind the leaders.
At one stage it appeared Woods may not have finished his round when an over-zealous security guard almost tripped him over after playing a shot at the par-4 14th hole.