The second day of the 2020 Masters got off to an early start with a number of players still having to complete their first round. With better weather than Thursday, we were treated to a full day of golf.
Australian Adam Scott couldn’t capitalise on his good scoring from yesterday afternoon, completing his first round at 2 under par. With only half-an-hour separating his final putt of round one and his first tee shot of round two, he shot an even par 72, to leave him in a tie for 34th.
Fellow Australian Cameron Smith has soared into a tie for the lead. Closing his second round with 3 birdies and an eagle in his final four holes. Smith finds himself in a four-way tie at 9 under par. Leaders include world number 1, Dustin Johnson, and world number 3 Justin Thomas. Both of whom made their way to 10 under par during their rounds, before dropping a shot coming home. Mexican Abraham Ancer also finished his second round at 9 under, in what is his first time playing the Masters.
63-year-old Bernhard Langer becomes the oldest player to ever make the cut at the masters. The two-time Masters winner, most recently in 1993, shot a second round 73, leaving him at 3 under, 3 shots ahead of the current cut line.
Rory McIlroy has shot himself back into contention, currently sitting at 3 under par, improving on his opening round score by 9 shots. His bogey free 66 was the equal best round of the day, with 2016 Champion Danny Willet and fellow Englishman Tommy Fleetwood among the names to also post this score. Willet played his entire second round without a driver after cracking it at the end of his first round this morning, however, this wasn’t enough to stop him from shooting a career low at Augusta.
Surprising to many, the reigning US Open Champion, Bryson DeChambeau finds himself in a battle to make the weekend. His struggles started on the third hole, when, despite only missing the fairway by a few paces, he lost his ball and walked off with a triple bogey. Currently sitting at 1 over, with the cut expected to close in to 1 under, Bryson will need to make some birdies in his final 6 holes.
With 14 golfers within 3 shots of the lead, it is set up to be another great weekend of golf at Augusta.