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Friday Masters Blog

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Friday, April 11th, 2008
Categories: PGA TourTiger Woods

11:15AM ET: Brandt Snedeker is off to a great start with birdies on 2, 6 and 7. He’s got the lead now at -6.

1:00PM ET: Trevor Immelman goes into #18 at -7 with the lead. Flesch and Ames are in the house with -5 and -4 respectively. Phil Mickelson is at -4 after 8 holes. Tiger Woods has yet to tee off.

1:18: Calc is having some apparel and hazard issues. #12 is destroying Marc Calcavecchia. He’s gone in the water twice and now is throwing a FIT on the 12th green. He couldn’t get his ball marker out of his pocket and his hand was stuck. He may have ripped his pants having a tantrum violently getting his marker out of his pocket. His tees and random items from his pocket ended up on the green. He made a quadruple bogey and then disgustedly threw his ball back in the water. His pocket does look to be ripped now.

During the Calc “event” Tim Clark’s tee ball ended up in a tree about 20 feet up, nestled in the middle of some pine cones.

1:45: Adam Scott was over the #13 green. He putted onto the green and all the way off the front into the hazard. Man can you imagine how bad a 15 handicapper would play in these conditions? Adam doubled. Phil is -4 and safely on the green at #12. Retief Goosen reached #13 in two and made eagle to get to -4.

2:13: Tiger woods makes birdie on #1. Phil Mickelson hit another bad approach on #13 and miraculously didn’t go in the hazard a 2nd day in a row. He’s got a slick downhill birdie putt, rather than hitting his 4th shot after dropping. Lucky boy.

2:39: Brandt Snedeker is in the house at -7, one behind Trevor Immelman. The cut is looming around +3 right now. It isn’t looking good for Fred Couples (+5 after 6) to extend his Masters cuts made streak.

3:27: Phil Mickelson went to -5 after making a long birdie putt on #17. Tiger made a good par on #5 after getting up and down from the back bunker. Ernie Els is circling the drain.

3:40: Tiger Woods just power-lipped out a par putt on #6 and dropped a nice loud F-Bomb. He’s +1 now, two shots from the current cut line and nine shots off the lead. Phil Mickelson finished with a 68 to finish at -5, 3rd place.

4:27: Tiger had a good eagle chance, but made birdie on #8 to get back to even for the tournament. Ian Poulter birdied 16, and now has a total of three strokes in two days on that hole.

5:09: Not much of great magnitude going on with most players. Tiger Woods however, just 3-putted #10 and is now nine behind the leaders. He can’t get anything going.

6:07: Tiger birdied #13 and is back to even par, eight shots back. Fred Couples is at +4 after 17 holes and at this point it appears that if he can par 18, his cut streak will continue. Uh oh. Now the cut may be +3.

6:48: Justin Rose had nothing going all day until #15. Then it got worse. He dug a beaver pelt of a divot with his 3rd shot and put it in the water short of the green. Then he one-handed his next shot and nearly put it in the water over the green into the lake on #16. His 6th shot nearly went back over the green again and barely stayed out of the hazard he was in two shots previously. Train wreck… The dreaded “snowman.”

7:00: Tiger stiffed his approach on #17 and made a one foot birdie putt to go -1 for the tournament. Mike Weir is hitting some great scramble shots and has it at -2 after 17 holes.

7:11: Tiger is in the trees on the right of #18 now. Bad bad tee shot. He can’t stand to be under par apparently. “Ohhhhh Woodrow” is what he said.

7:20: Mike Weir is in for a 68 after making birdie on #18. He’s at -3 for the tournament. Tiger had to punch out of the trees and go up the 10th fairway. He’s 80 yards right of 18 fairway. OH MAN Tiger’s shot was spinning back to the hole and hit Stuart Appleby’s ball. He would have been tight, tap in likely. Now he’s got a much tougher putt than he should have. He made it anyway with a great putt. He’s in red numbers, seven shots back. With the pressure, and possible bad weather looming you never know. He came back from six shots down to win the Masters before.

7:42: Justin Rose limped home and finishes at +2.

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