When the day started Charley Hoffman was at seven under and everyone was chasing him. When the day ended we have four players tied at four under par with Rickey Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Charley Hoffman and Thomas Pieters tied for the lead.
In looking at the leader board there are a bunch of players well within striking distance including Jordan Spieth who grinded his way back to even par, Rory is sitting at one over par with the likes of Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar.
The cut came at +6 and Bubba Watson and defending champion Danny Willett will not be playing the weekend. The cut rule at The Masters is players within ten shots of the lead or the top 50 players and ties. This year they were the same number.
What may seem like a surprise to some but not to thegolfingdads is the name Fred Couples on the leader board. Fred always plays well at Augusta and seems that year after year he ends up on the leader board heading into the weekend and its always an amazing story. At 57 he would become the oldest player to win a major by a long shot and that would make for an awesome story to write on Sunday evening as the sun sets on what would be an amazing Masters.
Dads Say So that the best players tend to rise to the occasion at the majors. When you see the names on this leader board and those in contention it isn’t a surprise who is there. The Masters doesn’t really begin until the back nine on Sunday but the next 27 holes are going to be fun to watch and the last few hours on Sunday are setting up for a shootout that is, like always, awesome to watch. Enjoy the day and the coverage tomorrow. We will.