Jordan Spieth grateful to be in contention after `brain-dead´ shots

  • Jordan Spieth grateful to be in contention after `brain-dead´ shots

Jordan Spieth grateful to be in contention after `brain-dead´ shots

Spieth took a two-stroke lead to the first tee at Augusta National on Friday.

I was introduced to the game of golf when my dad and I sat down and watched in anticipation on April 11, 2004. "I've always felt comfortable being up around the lead". Tony Finau was in the news on Wednesday for dislocating his ankle and then popping it back in during the Par 3 Contest when celebrating a hole in one.

Seventh shot: Mickelson rolled in the slick 5-footer for his triple-bogey.

Second shot: The hole location on No. 10 sitting dangerously close to the pond that guards the front left side of the green, Mickelson bailed out with his approach and hit it to the right side of the green.

No. 7: It's 3-wood off the tee for Woods at No. 7 and he just catches the second cut on the left.

He said: "You have so many comeback putts for par within that six to 12ft range and they are important". He was under par one only one hole. It ended up in Rae's Creek.

The 21-year-old, who shot five-over 77 in the first round, is now seven-over for the tournament and has nine more holes to go in the second round.

"Seventy-three is fine", Woods said.

Spieth pushed his tee shot at the par-4 No. 1 way right.

He hit his second shot into the water, and then had his next four shots with a wedge roll back into the water. "It's one of those things. His record is spectacular around here". It also could have been a devastating start for Spieth.

The biggest story at the 2018 Masters on Friday was Augusta National landing more than a few blows against the field, hitting pretty much everyone except Patrick Reed. However, year after year this course produces memorable competition among some of the best players this sport can provide.

"But it's incredible to have the opportunity again, to still come out here and play this golf course". If you start to chase it around here, that's when you start to make mistakes.

"I'm happy with the position I'm in, and whatever weather comes our way tomorrow, I feel like I'll be able to handle it and keep myself near the top of the leaderboard, and it's going to be an exciting weekend".

Tiger Woods returning to the Masters after two years of absence opened with a battling 73 as he failed to birdie any of the four Par-5s. But the tall gangling golfer, just popped it back in place and hobbled away.

Sharma admitted, "To be honest I not too happy with the round". "If it carries probably two more feet, it's probably good".

And, finally, a one-putt from 10 feet for a 13 on No. 15 that sent golf writers scurrying to the internet to find out what to call it. He finished with an 81, which was the worst score ever for a defending champ at Augusta National.

"It's the first time in my career where I make a 13 without missing a shot", Garcia said.

4th shot: He gets it close, but can't sink it, and it's a terrible bogey start for Woods, who wasted a wonderful drive. He was better this morning and good enough to play and he showed that with a 4-under 68. He was tied for 29th. He's playing very well indeed and if he is in the mix on Day 4, one hopes his hands don't jam. To the eyes of the odds makers, Woods is back and that he is on tied with other competitors in this year's The Masters odds.

"I played in a major championship again", he said.

"There was a couple of shots that I wish I could have back, and a couple of putts here and there". "And I'm right back in this tournament". "There's a lot of holes to be played".