TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle+

The Latest: Crowded leaderboard at Masters, Woods in the mix

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the second round at the Masters (all times local):

7:45 p.m.

The top of the leaderboard is crowded after two rounds at the Masters.

Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen are in a five-way tie for the lead at 7-under for the tournament. Oosthuizen shot a 66 on Friday while Molinari and Day both had a 67.

Then there is Tiger Woods, who is just one shot off the lead.

Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau were the first-round leaders. Koepka wasn’t great in the second round, but made birdie on 18 to finish the round at 1-under and stay in a tie for the lead.

DeChambeau struggled with a 75.

Woods got on a roll on the back nine with birdies on 11, 14 and 15 and is now at 6-under for the tournament.

It all adds up to a potentially entertaining weekend.

___

6:15 p.m.

Tiger Woods ran into the long leg of the law during an escape from the trees.

As a gentle rain fell, Woods hit a low hook around the trees on the 14th hole and onto the green. He walked toward the fairway to see how the shot landed, when a Georgia Bureau of Investigation officer ran down a small slope to help control the spectators behind Woods. The officer lost his footing on the rain-slickened grass, sliding into Woods’ right foot, making him stumble.

Woods flexed his ankle, then walked to the 14th green without a limp. His stride looked even better going to the cup after making a 15-foot birdie to reach 5-under, two shots off the lead.

___

5:55 p.m.

Ian Woosnam has called it quits at the Masters.

The 61-year-old Welshman shot a 4-over 76 Friday to miss the cut and announced afterward this would be his final appearance at Augusta National as an active player.

Woosnam says he’s “so sad to go” but simply can’t put up with the physical demands of walking the course because of back issues. He actually thought of quitting a few years ago, but joked that he “got a telling off” from his wife, who ordered him to “get out there and do it again.”

Woosnam won the Masters in 1991 on his fourth try and he’s been back every year since then except 2007. But he’s missed the cut in 17 of his last 18 appearances, and this marked the 11th year in a row he’s failed to make it to the weekend.

Woosnam opened with an 80 and finished at 12-over 256. He beat only two other players in the field, fellow former champs Jose Maria Olazabal and Angel Cabrera, both of whom finished at 157.

___

5:35 p.m.

Play has resumed at the Masters after a delay due to thunderstorms in the area around Augusta National. Players stayed on the course during the 29-minute delay.

Francesco Molinari, Jason Day and Brooks Koepka are the current leaders at 7-under.

5:20 p.m.

The second round of the Masters has been delayed because of thunderstorms in the area.

The break comes as Tiger Woods appeared to be heating up on the back nine of Augusta National. Woods made birdie on No. 9 and No. 11 and then hit his tee shot on the 155-yard par-3 No. 12 just five feet from the hole.

Play was suspended a few moments after the shot. Alarms went off on the course and players were told to stay in place.

Francesco Molinari, Jason Day and Brooks Koepka are tied for the lead at 7-under for the tournament. Molinari and Day both shot a 5-under 67 on Friday.

___

4 p.m.

Francesco Molinari and Jason Day each shot a 5-under 67 at the Masters to move into the lead at 7-under for the tournament.

Molinari played a bogey-free second round Friday with three birdies on the front nine and two more on the back. The 36-year-old Italian is trying for his second major championship after winning the British Open last year.

Day closed his round with three birdies over the final six holes. The 31-year-old Australian best finish at the Masters was when he tied for second in 2011.

This is his ninth appearance at Augusta National.

___

3:30 p.m.

Bernhard Langer keeps shrugging off the date on his birth certificate.

The 61-year-old German is heading to the weekend at the Masters after another age-defying performance. He shot an even-par 72 on Friday and is at 1-under 143 midway through the tournament.

Of course, Langer’s showing really isn’t all that surprising. He is No. 1 on the Champions Tour, and this will be the fifth time in his last seven appearances that he’s made the cut, including an eighth-place finish in 2014 at age 56.

The two-time Masters champion was struggling a bit in the second round, but he birdied three of the last five holes to get safely inside the cut line.

The oldest player to make the cut was Tommy Aaron, who was 63 when he played on the weekend in 2000.

___

2:45 p.m.

Zach Johnson is one of the shorter hitters in golf. He took it to a new level with a shot that didn’t count, but was no less embarrassing.

Johnson was going through a practice swing on the 13th tee when the tip of his driver hit the ball , which smacked into the tee marker and ricocheted to the left.

Stunned, Johnson asked what he was supposed to do. The answer, in unison from his group, was the shot wasn’t intentional.

That’s covered under Rule 6.2b(5) on starting a hole: “If a teed ball falls off the tee or is knocked off the tee by the player before the player has made a stroke at it, it may be re-teed anywhere in the teeing area without penalty.”

That’s what he did, but not without telling Matt Kuchar, Ian Poulter and their caddies, “Y’all can laugh. That’s embarrassing.”

Johnson was not saved by the new Rules of Golf. The incident would have had the same outcome last year.

___

2:30 p.m.

Patton Kizzire is going to make the cut at the Masters in his second appearance. The 33-year-old is also going into the weekend contending for the lead.

Kizzire earned his first two PGA Tour wins last year but has never really been a factor at a major championship. He finished with a 2-under 70 on Friday and is currently two shots behind the leader Francesco Molinari.

Molinari is at 4-under for the day and 6-under for the tournament. Ian Poulter and Brooks Koepka, who was one of Thursday’s co-leaders, are one shot back.

___

1 p.m.

Francesco Molinari has made a move up the leaderboard with three birdies on the front nine at Augusta National.

The 36-year-old Italian and last year’s British Open winner made birdies on Nos. 3, 8 and 9 on Friday to pull into a second-place tie with Phil Mickelson at 5-under.

Bryson DeChambeau still has a two-shot lead at 7-under for the tournament. He was 1-under through eight holes in the second round.

Brooks Koepka, who was the co-leader with DeChambeau after Thursday, is 2-over for the day and now three shots back.

___

11:50 a.m.

Bryson DeChambeau isn’t having much trouble navigating the soggy course at Augusta National early in the second round of the Masters. Brooks Koepka, however, ran into some early trouble.

The 28-year-old DeChambeau made birdie on No. 2 and is now alone atop the leaderboard at 7-under.

Koepka, who came into Friday tied with DeChambeau in first place, made birdie on his first hole but then made double bogey on No. 2 after hitting his drive into the trees and having to take a drop.

Phil Mickelson is one shot back at 6-under after a birdie on No. 2. Koepka is in third place, two shots back.

___

10:40 a.m.

The leaders heading into the second round at the Masters are all set to tee off in the next 30 minutes on what’s expected to be a very soft course after steady morning rain.

The rain tapered off by midmorning Friday and the sun even started to occasionally peek through the clouds at Augusta National.

Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson are in the 10:42 a.m. group. Phil Mickelson tees off at 10:53 a.m. and Brooks Koepka at 11:04 a.m.

DeChambeau and Koepka are at 6-under. Mickelson is one shot behind and Johnson is two shots back.

___

8:45 a.m.

Chances of Augusta National getting firm and fast for the weekend at the Masters are looking as dreary as the morning sky.

Light rain was falling in the hour before the second round was to begin, and the course figures to be even softer than it was in the opening round when Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau each opened with a 6-under 66.

They are among the early starters for the second round.

The top five players on the leaderboard — Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter are right behind — play in the morning.

Tiger Woods, who was four shots behind, is among the last to tee off.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

VIDEO NEWS

National Politics

‘A good day’: Trump Claims Victory with Mueller Report Out

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before the world glimpsed the redacted version of the special counsel’s report,…

Biden to campaign as extension of Obama's political movement

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden is finalizing the framework for a White House campaign…

Words and consequences: A look at the Omar and Trump feud

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn’t backing down from his tweets about Democratic Rep.…

Kim Open to Another Summit with Trump, with Conditions

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is open…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Governor’s Initiative on Lawyers Assisting Warriors (GI LAW)

Eglin AFB, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Governor’s Initiative on Lawyers Assisting Warriors (GI LAW), an…

VIDEO: Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights First 100 Days in Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Today, Governor Ron DeSantis released a video highlighting his administration’s first 100 days in office.…

City of Edgewood Elects New Mayor

EDGEWOOD, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - At Edgewood City Council’s monthly meeting on April 16, 2019,…

Governor Ron DeSantis Delivers Remarks at the 58th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion Luncheon

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Today, Governor Ron DeSantis delivered remarks at a luncheon commemorating the…

FNN SPORTS

  • Tiger Woods celebrates his 5th Masters win after sinking the final bogie Sunday. Photo: Tannen Maury/EPA-EFE/Rex/Shutterstock
    AUGUSTA (CBS Sports) - 2019 Masters: Tiger Woods Storms Leaderboard, Wins Fifth Green Jacket in Furious Finish (Photo: Tannen Maury/EPA-EFE/Rex/Shutterstock)

MORE SPORTS NEWS

Jaguars Unveil New Logo To Celebrate Team's Historic 25th Season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Today the Jacksonville Jaguars kicked off a yearlong celebration of the…

MATCH RECAP: Pride Shutout by North Carolina Courage

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando Pride (0-2-0, 0 points) fell to the defending National Women’s Soccer League…

Tampa Bay Buccaneers announce 2019 regular season schedule

TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2019 regular season schedule, released today by the…

Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled 2019 preseason and regular season schedules

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have unveiled their 2019 preseason and regular season schedules, the…

Orlando Pride Forward Alex Morgan Named to 2019 TIME 100 List

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Source: Orlando City SC // Orlando Pride and U.S. Women’s…

Orlando Pride Falls 2-0 in Season Opener

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Source: Orlando City SC // Orlando Pride (0-1-0, 0 points) fell…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • FILE In this May 31, 2018, file photo a customer enters the Apple store in New York. Apple on Monday, March 18, 2019, unveiled a new iPad that's thinner and slightly larger than its current entry-level tablet. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
    NEW YORK (AP) - Apple refreshes iPad lineup, with larger entry-level model. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

MORE BUSINESS NEWS

Shark Tank Star Daymond John, DWTS's Lindsay Arnold, Joey Fatone to Host Runway to Hope 2019 Gala

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Runway to Hope co-founder Attorney Mark NeJame announced on Facebook Wednesday…

Bank of America Raising Hourly Minimum Wage to $20

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America plans to raise its starting pay to $20…

Pinterest sets sites on $1.5B in first public share offering

NEW YORK (AP) — Pinterest, among a gaggle of tech companies planning to go public…

Gone in 6 minutes: an Ethiopian Airlines jet’s final journey

From nearly the moment they roared down the runway and took off in their new…

Linda McMahon to exit role at Small Business Administration

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, is…

Facebook charged with housing discrimination by HUD

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government charged Facebook with high-tech housing discrimination Thursday for allegedly…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • Pictures of Nipsey Hussle's life were displayed during his memorial service. Photo: Getty Images.
    LOS ANGELES (BBC News) - One Person Killed During Nipsey Hussle Memorial Procession (Photo: Getty Images.)

MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Shark Tank Star Daymond John, DWTS's Lindsay Arnold, Joey Fatone to Host Runway to Hope 2019 Gala

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Runway to Hope co-founder Attorney Mark NeJame announced on Facebook Wednesday…

Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of…

Trivago Hotel Website Actor Arrested in Texas on DWI Charge

HOUSTON (AP) - The actor who has become something of a sex symbol as the…

Jay-Z to Perform at Newly Renovated Webster Hall in NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) - Jay-Z will help re-open the newly renovated Webster Hall concert…

One Person Killed During Nipsey Hussle Memorial Procession

LOS ANGELES, Ca. (BBC News) - A person has been killed during a memorial procession for…

Netflix launches comedy channel on SiriusXM

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is launching its first audio venture that will feature the…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

  • TRAVEL AND TOURISM | MIAMI (FNN NEWS) - A World of Adventure Awaits: Royal Caribbean Brings Together Bold Itineraries and Unrivaled Innovations for 2019-2020 Season. Credit: Royal Caribbean International

MORE LIFESTYLE NEWS

Shark Tank Star Daymond John, DWTS's Lindsay Arnold, Joey Fatone to Host Runway to Hope 2019 Gala

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Runway to Hope co-founder Attorney Mark NeJame announced on Facebook Wednesday…

Trivago Hotel Website Actor Arrested in Texas on DWI Charge

HOUSTON (AP) - The actor who has become something of a sex symbol as the…

"Unplanned" Movie Comes to Orlando, Inspired by Conservative Activist Korrie Lupino Stevenson

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - On Wednesday, March 27th, Unplanned the movie will be viewed…

Garden Rocks Concert Series Expands to Every Day of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, March 6-June 3

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Garden Rocks Concert Series is back – every single day…

SPECIAL REPORT: Non-Compliance with State Law Plagues Orange County Soil & Water Board

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Florida currently has 58 Soil & Water Conservation Districts which were…

Chairman Daisy Morales Announces New Website for Orange Soil and Water Conservation District

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – After four years of ongoing board meetings and delays to…