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Marc Leishman was not going to cave at Augusta National again.A previous monumental Masters collapse came to mind when he opened the second round with three straight birdies, announcing himself a serious contender for the green jacket.
Si Woo Kim acknowledged that he has broken clubs out of frustration before, with one very significant caveat.The South Korean had to play the final four holes of his second round of the Masters without his putter.
Cameron Smith is hoping a crippling, momentum-stealing double bogey late in the second round at Augusta National won't stop his Masters dream.The 2020 runner-up was stalking the lead when he sent a stunning approach shot into the par-5 13th green to within a metre to set up an eagle to move to five under.
A day after enduring the blooper of putting from the green straight into a water hazard at slippery Augusta National, Bernd Wiesberger has made amends by not only making birdie at the same hole but also shooting into contention at the Masters.The strapping Austrian put behind an embarrassing blunder that will be shown on blooper highlights reels for years to come as he carded a six-under-par 66 to charge up the leaderboard on FridayAt the par-five 15th on Thursday, Wiesberger had a super-fast, slick 40-foot downhill eagle putt.
Dustin Johnson is scheduled to be in Butler Cabin on Sunday evening, draping the green jacket over the shoulders of the Masters champion.That'll be his only official appearance at Augusta National this weekend.
Justin Rose had to concede he was close to pushing the panic button as his overnight lead slipped away at the 85th Masters - but he responded superbly to recover and end up clawing his way back to the top.Rose saw his four-shot overnight lead wiped out as he covered his opening 12 holes in three-over par, but he birdied the 13th, 14th and 16th to add a 72 to his stunning opening 65 and sit at seven-under.
Golf icon Tiger Woods wasn't sure where he was when a sheriff's deputy interviewed him after his one-car crash in February, according to a 22-page report obtained by USA Today.Woods was in Los Angeles for The Genesis Invitational and promotional appearances but told the deputy that he thought he was in Florida, his permanent residence.
Justin Rose has felt the blowtorch firmly applied during the second round of the Masters but he refused to yield as he fought hard to maintain his place at the top of the leaderboard.A day after his incredible seven-under 65 set up a four-shot cushion overnight, Rose appeared to be heading to the afterthought category when he dropped three shots through his opening seven holes.
Former Australian Open champion Abraham Ancer has been handed a two-stroke penalty at the Masters after his club touched the sand before hitting a shot from a greenside bunker.His score has been adjusted by Augusta National to a three-over-par 75 from a 73.
The Augusta National golfing gods gave and also took away from Jordan Spieth in an entertaining and eventful Masters opening round for the 2015 champion.Spieth made a triple-bogey at the par-4 ninth after carving his drive into the Augusta pines.
Tommy Fleetwood has made a hole-in-one for the second straight event, this time at the 16th hole at Augusta National during the Masters first round on Thursday.Fleetwood took dead aim in the late afternoon calm and fired at the pin from 170 yards.
Nobody has come from more than seven shots back after 18 holes to win the Masters, a statistic that shows Rory McIlroy's dire predicament after he plunged 11 strokes behind leader Justin Rose.McIlroy made three successive bogeys early en route to a four-over-par 76, his worst first-round score in 13 appearances at the tournament, one shot more than his disappointing effort at last November's Masters.
If it wasn't for nine-year-old Harvey Leishman, Australia's tilt at the 2021 Masters might have been on life-support after a brutal opening round at August National.Marc Leishman's opening even-par 72 was the best of the Australians, as hard and fast conditions caused havoc for seemingly everyone except England's Justin Rose.
Not even Justin Rose himself could have imagined a start like this at the Masters.Last month the Englishman walked off in the middle of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and then failed to front up to the tee at the lucrative Players Championship because of a back injury.
Lee Elder, who was the first black player to compete in the Masters, has joined Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus as an honorary starter ahead of the tournament's 85th staging.Elder made his debut at Augusta National in 1975 and recorded a best finish of joint 17th in 1979 from six appearances.
Greg Norman believes all five Australians in the field are capable of winning the Masters title he famously let slip 25 years ago.Norman returned to Augusta National on the eve of the 2021 tournament for a radio commentary position, a quarter-century removed from letting a six-shot lead slip to Nick Faldo in the final round of the 1996 Masters.
Police have revealed Tiger Woods was travelling nearly 140km/h when he crashed in LA last month, which resulted in emergency surgery.
A sleep-deprived Jon Rahm is confident he can mount a strong challenge for a first major title following the "major life experience" of becoming a father at the weekend.3 will tee off at Augusta on Thursday just five days after his wife Kelley gave birth to baby son Kepa.
Some of the world's elite golfers have realised just how tough the conditions will be at this year's Augusta National.
It may be be small in number but former champion Adam Scott says the Australian contingent at the Masters has a 2013 feel about it.Just five Australians are in the field for the first major of 2021 but Scott believes each of them have a legitimate chance at winning the green jacket.
Cameron Smith is far from satisfied.The Australian golf star's mother had screeched her excited approval to her son over a FaceTime call soon after his runner-up finish to Dustin Johnson at the 2020 Masters, but Smith looked right at her and said, "Mum, I didn't win.
Adam Scott has bored himself to tears with monotonous, but very important, targeted practice in the lead up to what he expects to be one of the toughest Masters in recent times.Scott expects officials at Augusta National will, weather permitting, set up a much tougher test for their showpiece major after Dustin Johnson produced a record-setting 20-under 268 total during the COVID-19 pandemic-postponed November Masters last year.