Just when we thought we’d seen it all at the Masters, the 2019 event has made history heading into the weekend.
For the first time in the storied past of golf’s most revered event, there is a five-way tie for the lead after 36 holes.
Those leading the way are certainly no surprise, as Brooks Koepka, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Francesco Molinari, and Louis Oosthuizen have set the pace at 7-under-par.
The bunched leaderboard doesn’t stop at No. 1, as four players sit just one back, including Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson. Twenty-two golfers are within four shots of the lead.
|Place||Player||Total to par||Round 2 score|
|T12||Charles Howell III||-4||67|
Koepka, Molinari, and Day set the pace early, with Scott and Oosthuizen finishing off their rounds after a short weather delay later in the afternoon. With the course virtually clear toward the end of the day, Woods electrified the crowd with a vintage charge on the second nine.
Playing in the second-to-last group, Woods flagged his approach for a rare birdie on the difficult par-4 11th before going back-to-back with birdies on Nos. 14 and 15. The four-time champion had a chance to grab a share of the lead but missed an 8-foot birdie putt on No. 17 and a 14-footer on the final hole.
While he may sit one stroke back, there’s no doubt who the oddsmakers think should be the top dog, aslisted Woods as a +650 favorite to win his fifth green jacket.
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