Masters 2020: Four share the lead after exciting Friday at Augusta National

Four players lead at nine under. Four are at eight under. Five are at seven under, and five are at six under. Forty-nine of the 91 players, in all, were below par. Green is the color of Augusta National Golf Club. During the first two days of the Masters, it’s also red. Here are three things you need to know after Friday’s darkness-suspended second round in Augusta, Ga.

Four players share the lead 

Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Abraham Ancer and Cameron Smith went the lowest. 

All were at nine under and one stroke ahead of Patrick Cantlay, Sungjae Im, Hideki Matsuyama and Jon Rahm, with the second round to be completed Saturday morning. Johnson, the World No. 1, shot a two-under 70. Thomas, the World No. 3, shot a three-under 69. Cameron Smith shot a four-under 68, and Abraham Ancer a five-under 67. 

At seven under were former champion Danny Willett, Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose, C.T. Pan and Louis Oosthuizen, and at six under were former champion Patrick Reed, Xander Schauffele, Sebastian Munoz, Dylan Frittelli and Paul Casey

Tiger Woods is even par for Round 2

Five-time Masters champion Tiger Woods, who didn’t make a bogey in his four-under 68 in the first round, made one on his third hole on Friday. He made another, along with two birdies, and was even par for his second round through 10 holes. 

Among other players, three-time champion Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka were at five under, and Rory McIlroy and two-time champion Bernhard Langer, at 63 the oldest player in the field, were at three-under. Langer will become the oldest player in Masters history to make the cut, which, as of Friday night, was expected to be even par.

Bryson DeChambeau battles to make the cut 

Bryson DeChambeau was among the players outside of the projected cut line. 

An unfortunate lost ball cost him. On the 350-yard, par-4 3rd, DeChambeau hit his tee shot about 30 yards left of the fairway and about pin high, but he, nor a large group, could find it, and he had to re-hit. He would take a triple bogey and was at one over through 12 holes. 

Matthew Wolff, who shot a second-round, five-over 77, and Tyrrell Hatton, who shot a two-over 74 in the second round, are among the players who will miss the cut.      

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