The streak of cuts made by Tiger Woods at the Masters hangs in the balance.
Woods is on the slated cut line at 2-over in the tournament after completing 11 holes on Friday before play was suspended for the day due to inclement weather – with even more rain in the forecast all day on Saturday when the second round will resume.
The five-time Masters champion has made 22 consecutive cuts at Augusta National – the longest active streak – since winning the 1997 tournament.
One player who won’t have to sweat the second-round replay or the cut line for that matter is Brooks Koepka, who finished his round before play was suspended. Koepka sits at 12 under and holds a three-shot lead on Jon Rahm, who still has nine holes to play. Amateur Sam Bennett, a Texas A&M senior, is the surprise contender, third in the standings at under 8 with his inning completed.
Tiger Woods resumes round two, pares first two holes to stay 2-over
Woods went through 12 holes in Friday’s round and started early Saturday trying to stay above the cut line. On par-5 #13, Woods put himself in good position with a chance to birdie from 15 yards, but settled for par and stayed at 2-over. On the 14th, he made a four-yard putt to save another par.
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Fred Couples, 63, could make history
It looks like Fred Couples will be playing the rest of the weekend at the Masters.
The 1992 champion ended his second round with a bogey, leaving him 1-over for the championship and inside the projected cut line. That would make the 63-year-old Couples the oldest player to make the cut at Augusta National, beating the mark Bernhard Langer set at the 2020 tournament by around 3½ months.
It would also be the 31st career cut for couples, behind Jack Nicklaus’ record 37.
– Associated press
Play resumed at the Masters
Some of the golfers who have yet to complete their second round reached the Masters course on Saturday after play was suspended on Friday due to inclement weather. Tee times have not been posted for the third round.
Another LIV golfer retires
A second golfer who plays on the LIV circuit has withdrawn from the Masters. Louis Oosthuizen, who picked up a victory on the PGA Tour, the 2010 British Open, will not finish the weekend due to injury.
The South African completed 17 holes of his second round and finished 7-over, likely missing the cut anyway. Kevin Na, another LIV golfer, retired after nine holes on Thursday.
Six other LIV golfers, including four who have not completed their second round, are at risk of missing the cut, based on the projected 2-over cut line.
Augusta National takes big risk after trees fall at Masters
Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters were very lucky on Friday afternoon when the three trees that crashed to the ground near the 17th hole missed dozens of fans gathered nearby.
Yet, no more than 90 minutes after the incident, the Masters announced that ticket offices for spectators would open as scheduled on Saturday morning at 7am. In other words, fans will be back on the courts in droves and it will be business as usual at the first major men’s golf tournament of the year.
Clearly, Augusta National executives are betting that amid severe weather expected to continue through Friday evening, including heavy rain and high winds, all of their other trees – thousands of between them – are safe and stable and nothing like this will happen again.
How to watch the Masters on Saturday
ESPN is scheduled to air the restarted second-round action starting at 8 a.m. ET. CBS will have live coverage of the Masters from 3-7 p.m. ET.
The second round and third round replay can be streamed live on CBSSports.com, ESPN+, Paramount+, Masters Live and the CBS Sports app.
What time does the Masters resume on Saturday?
Round two is set to resume at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday morning, with round three to follow – although more rain and thunderstorms are forecast for the full day.
What is the master cut rule?
The Masters will reduce the field after the conclusion of the second round, with the 50 lowest players and ties advancing to the last 36 holes.
Jack Nicklaus holds the record for the most Masters Cups made with 37, followed by Fred Couples and Gary Player who have each made the cut 30 times.
—Fletcher Page, Augusta Chronicle
McIlroy crashes at Masters, misses cut
No exit at the Masters 2023 is more surprising than that of Rory McIlroy.
As he returns home to Florida, McIlroy, who only needs a Masters victory to complete the career grand slam, will burn with fury – but not others – after netting a 5-over in two rounds and missed the cut. He sets high standards for himself and at Augusta National he fell horribly short.
The world No. 2 has only missed two cuts since the 2022 Masters. One came at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in August, and he won the $18 million PGA Tour playoff prize two weeks later. late. The other was last month at The Players Championship, which he followed up with a solid third-place finish at WGC-Match Play. He still won’t care what comes after that Masters disappointment.