◼️ The hopes of the ex-number one of the world to add another Major vanished, but at least it will continue in the race during the weekend as well as the Venezuelan Vegas, the only Latin survivor.
While Patrick Reed and Marc Leishman took center stage in the second round of the Augusta Masters, as leader and escort of the classification, Tiger Woods had to battle to overcome the cut and continue in the race in the first Major of the season.
Reed compiled an impressive record of 66 strokes to take command with a total of 135 (-9), two less compared to Leishman who was Woods’ playmate in the first two days of competition.
Exactly the number one of the world, four times winner of the Masters, threw 75 shots with birdies in holes 13 and 15 that represented the only highlights on Friday. With a cumulative of 148 (+4), he could barely pass the cut and will continue in the race although without options for the title.
While Woods will play on Saturdays and Sundays, Sergio García’s title defense came to an end by recording 78 hits that chained the 81 of the initial round and the unforgettable 13 attempts on the 15th hole. Other highlights that were eliminated are Danny Willett , the winner two years ago, Alex Noren, Thomas Pieters and Charl Schwartzel.
The Argentine Angel Cabrera Angel Cabrera (+15), winner of the 2009 Masters, also said goodbye to the competition as the Chilean amateur Joaquin Niemann (+9). The only Latino who passed the cut was the Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas, product of seven birdies in the second round for a total of 146 (+2).