Masters day 2: Scott, Day tie lead

Posted by on April 13, 2019  /   Posted in golf news

Jason Day recognizes fans today in Augusta. Image: Getty

Jason Day went through a miraculous recovery with some pressure from his wife. Adam Scott simply enjoyed the majesty of Augusta National, the scene of his greatest triumph. As a result, the Australian couple has a share in the lead role at The Masters.

The first major of the season is set for a remarkable climax during the weekend with five joint leaders (all great champions) and the formidable Tiger Woods in the mix, but once back.

Day, Scott, Louis Oosthuizen in South Africa, Francesco Molinari in Italy and the American Brooks Koepka take the lead as the weekend. They are a shot for Woods, world number 2 Dustin Johnson, Justin Harding from South Africa and American Xander Schauffele on six-under in what forms as masters over the centuries.

The day (67 today) was not even sure to participate today after wandering around on Thursday with a back injury, asking his chiropractor for treatment and then applying the night shine and then taking on the anti-inflammatory. But almost inexplicably, he played fantastic today to capture part of the lead on a total of seven under.

"Sometimes I wake up and feel like I'm 50, sometimes I wake up and feel like I'm 70 and sometimes I wake up and feel like I'm 18 again," the Queenslander told the media after his round. "It just comes and goes, and that's exactly how it is."

Ellie Day had told him that he had to "suck" it up after Thursday's round and it worked. Day acknowledged that his American wife was "heavier than me" when they had their three children. "I have to be, you know, mentally strong and sometimes I have a good, supportive woman and I know what she has to say in certain situations to prepare me, and it clearly helped today," he said.

But he was not the only Australian who ran for the green jacket. When Adam Scott made a well of just over a meter for an eagle at the par-five 15th hole, he was in charge of himself at eight-substandard. Scott then three-putted for bogey in the short 16th, but his 68 left him at seven-under and in part of the lead – notably the first time the 2013 champion took a lead in an earlier round in Augusta.

His two flat iron from just over 200 meters to the 15th emphasized the purity of his ball stroke this week. Ironically, it came immediately after a 40-minute weather delay that stopped his momentum and might never have happened at all. "I almost negotiated a layout with my caddy, but it was a perfect number and I am a great way to get out of it and attack the eagle," he said later.

Scott actually did not do well and could have been considerably lower. "I did very well today. If and only, but I would have liked a hot putter. Hopefully in the weekend. & # 39; & # 39;

All four Australians in the field made the cut, with Marc Leishman on equal level after consecutive laps of 72, and Cameron Smith also parity after a 74 today.

Day said his injuries – he had recently had injections in his back after withdrawing from a tournament in America – may have helped him relax. "A major, you know, Augusta National, the Masters, everything that's going on this week, how big it is, and the distraction of wanting to win this tournament so badly," he said. "Sometimes it's almost a disguised blessing with regard to just lowering the expectation to go out and try too hard."

As far as Scott is concerned, he is so familiar with this hallowed spot, winner in 2013 and second in 2011. "It's a great position to participate. It's a bundled ranking, so keeping pace was the most important thing today. You know but never, maybe someone can get a divorce at the weekend, so I'm in a good place to run with them. "

Woods was at his imperious best in his second round 68, bringing the crowds to life with tall bombers on the ninth and 11th holes and making an incredible birdie from the trees left of the 14th hole. After he had knocked eight irons out of the pines and threw them into the green, a guard walking behind him threw himself into Woods & # 39; ankle and seemed to have injured him for a moment. But the four-time winner promptly rolled into his put for a three when he threatened to throw a shot.

"It is what it is, & # 39; & # 39; he said." Accidents happen, and we continue. "

Snapshot Scoreboard

-7 Day, Scott, Oosthuizen, Koepka, Molinari

-6 Woods, Schauffele, Harding, D Johnson

-5 Poulter, Rahm

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