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Jordan Spieth two back heading into the weekend at The Masters

Jordan Spieth two back heading into the weekend at The Masters

Justin Rose (-7) leads by two heading into Moving Day at the Masters.  Rose opened Thursday with a wonderful 65 on a day where the entire field struggled to break par.  By the end of the day, the scoring average was around 75 – fast and firm will do that.

Friday was a different story.  Rose quickly gave that lead back before settling down.  Eventually, he ended up right where he started.  He continues to lead at seven under.

Not far behind him in last week’s winner in Texas, Dallas native, Jordan Spieth (-5).  Spieth joined Rose as one of the few that managed to break par on Thursday, though, he was just one under and six back of the leader.  It was a day he made a triple and an eagle all in the same round.

Friday was a different story.  He played his way around the golf course in impressive fashion and ended the day with a critical 68 to settle into a tie for second place.  Spieth capitalized on a slow start from Justin Rose will enter the weekend just two back of the leader.

Spieth in contention on Masters weekend?  Strap in.

So far, Augusta National has proved to be exactly what we know it to be.  If you play it from point A to point B you have a chance to put up a number, however, if you miss your spots, Augusta will take its toll.  At the same time Tony Finau was carding a nearly flawless 66, Rory McIlroy was eight over through 10 holes on Friday and climbing fast.

Heading into the weekend Spieth shares third place with Mark Leishman at five under.  Tony Finau and Justin Thomas are just one behind them (-4) after figuring some things out on Friday.

Ahead of those four superstars is 24-year-old, Will Zalatoris.   After a lackluster start on Friday, he birdied five of his remaining eight holes to shoot 68.  He’s six under at the halfway point.  The youngster will share the stage with major champion Justin Rose on Moving Day.

Brian Harmon is also at six under, but is Brian Harmon actually going to win the Masters?  (If he does please erase this from your mind.)

Other Notables:

  • C. Morikawa (-2)
  • B. DeChambeau (-1)
  • S. Scheffler (+1)
  • P. Mickleson (+3)

Masters weekend is upon us.  Back in its rightful spot in April.  Is anything better than this?

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