Masters Live Blog: Round 2
Throughout this week, ESPN.com golf editor Jason Sobel will be live blogging from the Masters, bringing you inside information and analysis from Augusta National Golf Club. Refresh this page often to keep track of all the entries during each round.
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• Par 3 blog 7:30 p.m.: Five sandwiches down, one to go. But I'm going to eat it outside, far away from the glow of the computer screen, after I close out the Live Blog for the day. Thanks for all the e-mails (we definitely went into quadruple digits today) and comments. If I didn't respond, keep trying. Round 3 of the Masters Live Blog begins Saturday at, oh, let's go with 2 p.m. ET. That work for everyone? See you then ... 7:28 p.m.: Par. Of. Life. Tiger Woods just made one of the better par saves you'll ever see on the final hole to finish with a 71 and sit at 1-under going into the weekend. Before you ask, I'll beat you to it: Yes, Tiger still has a chance to win this thing. Weather conditions -- rain tonight, with 20-25 mph gusting winds over the weekend -- are going to make the course longer and will hinder the ability to shoot good scores, so if Woods (or anyone else 6-8 shots off the lead) can post a 68 or a 69 Saturday, I think they'll be just fine. 7:26 p.m.: Fred Couples on missing the cut:
- "To make cuts, to be honest with you, I don't consider that great of a deal. Playing well in this tournament, I think, is my goal. And even as well as I played last week, you know, I think I set my sights a little high yesterday and I went out and I struggled. ... Today my goal was certainly to make this cut. ... I'm not going to make it; I'm kind of disappointed in that. But I'm really disappointed with the way I played."
- So, if Arron Oberholser shoots anything 72 or better tomorrow, can we automatically give him the award for Best Golfer Not Playing the Rest of the Year?
- Q: Are you completely healed from all your problems?
A: No. This is my last tournament. I'm going to take two months off. And I've got a medical for next year. I don't know what I'm going to do, but it's no fun playing golf like this.
Q: What is it now?
A: The hand isn't healed up completely, the shoulder isn't right and my neck is bothering me. Other than that, I'm great.
A: No, this is -- surgery is always a last resort. This is something where I just need some rest. The doctor who did my surgery gave me some bad advice, told me that -- he didn't understand what a golfer has to do with his left hand to hold a club, and that's where the surgery was. It was right in the palm of my left hand where I hold the golf club. I came back too early, because I thought I could, and I'm just -- I can play one round of golf, I might even be able to play two decent rounds of golf, but to play three, four consecutive and then to play two, three weeks in a row for six days a week, I can't do it.
- I work at a 911 dispatch center. After taping on the green construction paper and declaring myself the new Masters champion, the guys I work with (who, by the way, have Tasers and handcuffs) looked at me kinda funny. So, I immediately attempted to mollify them by saying, "What a stupid I am." That didn't seem to help. I keep overhearing words like "protective" and "custody".
Now I'm thinking I should've just stuck with the sandwiches.
- "We've got a joke around here that it's the water," said J.J. Dunn, the pro at Milton's Tanglewood Golf and Country Club. "Either you turn out to be a good athlete or you end with some sort of sickness because there is a lot of debate around here about air and water quality."
- I saw where you mentioned that the field's average in GIR so far this week is 70 percent. It looks to me like you have mistaken fairways hit for GIR. On Tiger Woods' scorecard at the official Masters Web site, it says the following:
• Greens Hit:
Woods -- 63 percent;
Field -- 58.95 percent
• Fairways Hit: Woods -- 68 percent; Field -- 70.55 percent
- Just looking at the potential pairings for the third round and I see Phil Mickelson might be paired up with Steve Flesch. That got me thinking -- what if Steve had Mickelson's caddie? I think every announcer and golf writer would love a "Flesch and Bones" duo. Tell me people wouldn't get all excited to use that line about 800 times a round.
- At this point in the tourney, would you take any left-handed player to win versus the field?
- Good news: Chip downed eight sandwiches and one Mini Moon pie and almost got killed by Trip Keuhne's terrible shot at No. 16.
Bad News: Chip may be dying. He choked on the last few more than Norman on No. 12 back in '96.
- The amateur Michael Thompson showed a great deal of integrity this afternoon when he called a penalty on himself, a penalty with the potential to keep him from making the cut. At his first Masters. As the replay showed, his ball moved as if from the force of a flatulent Georgian gnat. He was the only one to see it move that imperceptible degree. One of the announcers said this was a laudatory action. We respect and revere the game of golf because sometimes one has to call a penalty stroke on oneself; something unique to golf. It is instructive -- and forgive me for being pedantic -- to remember the words of Bobby Jones, who in a similar situation called a penalty stroke on himself when his ball moved a fraction of an inch by itself. Praise was heaped on him, and to this he replied: "You might as well praise me for not breaking into banks. There is only one way to play this game." The result, if memory serves, was that he lost the tournament by one stroke.
Yes, Thompson did the right thing. But aren't we all supposed to do the right thing? We, and I include we golfers, should be surprised only we we don't.
- Michael Thompson is a man among men for that penalty. The Golf Gods owe
him an ace at 16, but not sure if they are credentialed at Augusta.
- You are underselling Player. Yeah, he came within six of shooting his age today -- but he was also 1-over for the last eight holes yesterday. How many people in the under-70 division were worse than 7-over for the last 26 holes? (No, I'm not looking that up. That's what former ESPN golf researchers are for.)
- And on a related note: In what year will you be able to say you've spent a year of your life live-blogging from Augusta?
- I still don't believe in the Curse of the Par 3 Contest.
- Would you believe this is my first restroom trip since noon? Woods gallery is full of celebrities. Had nice political chat with Tom Brokaw.
- I wonder if Vijay will catch Trevor talking to himself in the mirror tonight.
- I know he got an ace yesterday, but Poulter is 5-under on par-3 holes this week. Given this fact, and the photo yesterday, would you care to comment on his short game?
- PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, give a shoutout to the cart paths at Augusta. How do they look?
- PLEASE, PLEASE, give a shout out to the azaleas. You have not mentioned much at all about the course itself. Please ... how do the azaleas look?
- Perfect timing for the blog. That's the biggest jinx ever. I'm serious. He was hitting a 9-iron, I think. Straight off the hosel. He hit about 10 feet in the air, 100 yards right of the green, 120 yards short. I mean, it was a shank. Pure and simple.
Your blog jinx is getting downright spooky.
- "The biggest single goal that I have left in this game is to win the career Grand Slam -- to win all four majors at least once -- before I'm done. It's important I do everything in my power to make that goal achievable."
- There once was a golfer named Zoeller
A pudgy, cantankerous feller
Collard greens weren't his dish
Shooting par, just a wish
DFL? Rather stellar
- Looks like 4-over is going to be the cut line. Cutey boy Freddie is in trouble, isn't he?
- 1. I know that it can't take you that long to type your entries, and there is usually at least 6 or 7 minutes in between. Sometimes it has been 10 or 12 minutes. What are you doing during the time in between?
2. How many sandwiches have you eaten so far today?
- 3. Poulter is in pink today. What is Sergio wearing?
3:39 p.m.: Power lip-out for Tiger Woods on the sixth hole as he makes bogey (wait, lemme double check ... yes, it's a bogey) to drop to 1-over, nine shots off the lead.In related news, Trevor Immelman was just overheard saying he thinks the Grand Slam is "easily within reason" this year. 3:35 p.m.: OK, here's where I make a promotional plea for the Live Blog. If I were you, I'd leave work early and watch the telecast in 25 minutes. I mean, c'mon, it's Friday afternoon and it's the Masters -- like you needed more incentive? All I'm asking is that you turn on a computer and keep following the blog. It's not too much to ask. I'm trying to earn enough traffic hits to win a silver salver on Sunday. Thank you for your time. 3:27 p.m.: Phil Mickelson birdies No. 17 to move to 5-under. If he wins, he could pull off a reverse Chris Farley-type of deal. You know, "Little Guy in Fat Coat." Maybe not. 3:20 p.m.: Birdie for Vijay Singh at 17 to move to 1-under. Finally time for the big Singh vs. Singh match everyone has been asking about. But first, the Hansen vs. Hansen undercard: • Anders Hansen: 6-over (through eight holes)
• Soren Hansen: 9-over (finished) Meanwhile, Chris Hansen is hiding in their kitchen to make sure they're both 16-over. And the Singhs: • Vijay Singh: 1-under (through 17 holes)
• Jeev Milkha Singh: 1-under (through 14 holes) Chris Hansen has no comment. 3:18 p.m.: Nice birdie at 13 for Paula Creamer. She moves to 4-under for the tournament. Huh? What's that? Oh, sorry -- that wasn't Creamer in the pink pants/pink hat combo. It was Ian Poulter. My mistake. 3:12 p.m.: Birdie at the final hole for Paul Casey, who shoots a 69 to enter the weekend at 4-under. Meanwhile, Retief Goosen (in the same group) stumbles in with bogeys on two of his final five holes. He's at 2-under. 3:07 p.m.: Shane in Nashville makes a great point:
- What's the over/under on the number of people who would notice if you said Henrik Stenson just made par when he actually made bogey? I'd say 3. And those are the poor saps that drew him in an office pool.
- Hey, don't get down. Everybody makes mistakes. You're welcome in our locker room anytime.
-- Sincerely, Greg, Scott and Roberto
3:03 p.m.: Sweet reverse blog jinx. Steve Lowery birdies the eighth to move up to 11-over.3:01 p.m.: Quick DFL check: • 92. Steve Lowery +12 (through seven holes)
• 93. Fuzzy Zoeller +14 (through 12 holes)
• 94. Gary Player +15 (through 10 holes) Locked up in a tight one! 2:51 p.m.: I'd like to thank all 349 of you who just e-mailed at once to tell me that Tiger Woods actually bogeyed the second hole. I knew that. All together now ... What a stupid I am! If you had the over on Live Blog errors, it's coming dangerously close to payday. 2:44 p.m.: Spy report from the course, but it's not a happy one. ESPN.com's Gene Wojciechowski spoke with Drew Weaver after he finished his 76-80 performance in his first Masters. Drew obviously had the April 16 shooting at Virginia Tech still in his mind, as he welled up with tears while speaking with Gene:
I'm exhausted. That was the toughest event I've ever played. A lot of frustration, embarrassment. It's unlike anything I've ever played and then next week will be tough. Wednesday will be a tough anniversary. Everybody you can imagine [has been calling and texting], people I don't even know. It's been a pretty stressful week. I want to get some rest, kind of decompress."
- Off the top of your head, can you think of any Masters tournament where the runner-up had more heartbreak than Chris DiMarco in 2005?
- "Obviously, it feels great to go out there and break 70 both rounds. You know, my play today probably wasn't as sharp as yesterday, but I really did hole some unbelievable putts out there. You know, so that was really satisfying to see some long ones drop. You know, that always helps the scorecard.
I guess I've just got to go out there and try to keep it going on the weekend."
- Going through box scores for the Masters (back to 1980), I don't see any player at those levels in all three categories.
- Retief Goosen just made an eagle on 13th and now is tied for fourth. Do you think this could finally be his year for the Masters after finishing runner-up twice?
- Enough already! It's either Fred Hickman or us. You need to make a choice.
- Q: How many times have you won crystal and where is the stuff that you've already won?
A: I think the only other crystal I won was my eagle on 15 last time I played here. So it's all right there in the house in the trophy case next to all the others. Q: Do you ever actually use it for anything?
A: I haven't toasted anything with it yet, no. You know, it's funny, because that's the first thing [Craig Stadler] said after he made the eagle, "A little more crystal." It's not, "Hey I made eagle." It's, "Hey, I got some more crystal."
- Did you see Calc rip his pants on the 12th green while trying to pull a ball marker out of his pocket? It was hilarious and now his pants are ripped on the right side.
• 2005: Chris DiMarco (67-67)
• 1999: Scott McCarron (69-68)
• 1964: Arnold Palmer (69-68)
• 1946: Herman Keiser (69-68)
• 1936: Harry Cooper (70-69)
• Par-4 holes: 8-under (eight birdies, 12 pars, no bogeys)
• Par-5 holes: 1-under (one birdie, seven pars, no bogeys As we all remember, when Zach Johnson won last year, he played the par-5s in 11-under and everything else in 12-over. If Immelman can remain hot on the par-4s, I've got to think the birdies will start to come on the par-5 holes at some point, too. 1:21 p.m.: Mike in Denver notes the similarities between Prayad Marksaeng and Phil Mickelson. Namely, this one. 1:17 p.m.: E-mail from Matt in Iowa:
- Seven-under and Tiger left to tee off yet this afternoon. What are your thoughts on him making a run at the leaderboard?
- Dynamite, dynamite, when Vandy starts to fight!
V-A-N-D-Y! Vandy, Vandy, Go, Go, Go!
- Has Prayad left the building? Very ungracious as a special invite. He really didn't want to finish behind Gary Player. Unless I have a broken bone, I'd play the 36.
- Q: Is there a possibility you won't play the Masters?
A: I have no plans of playing at Augusta. My kids have just come out for their spring break, and we had plans to go somewhere else. My priorities have always been my family first. If it comes down to that, it's probably going to be a two week vacation, yes.
Q: Is it possible your wife might talk you into Augusta?
A: I don't know. I'm not sure about it yet.Q: What will determine whether you go to Augusta? Would your wife and children have to say go, pop?
A: No, I'd rather go on vacation to be truthful. Q: So are you telling us you will not play the Masters?
A: I don't know yet. We'll see.
12:32 p.m.: Once again, TheBigLead.com is live-blogging my live-blog. And once again, I'm pointing it out.This is sort of like noticing the guy at the next urinal is sneaking a peek, then reaching out and shaking his hand. 12:25 p.m.: E-mail from Richard in Wausau, Wisc.:
- So, in the hour-and-a- half since you told us Bateman had that 25-footer for birdie on 12 to go to 3-under, he's gone par-par-bogey-double-par, shooting a 76 to fall to 1-over. Dream killer.
- With Steve Flesch about to post 5-under in the clubhouse (or not if he gets the Blog Jinx), is the cut definitely 5-over or is it like other majors with top-70 plus ties and also anyone within 10 strokes of the leader(s)?
- What is going on with Tim Clark? Wasn't he supposed to be a semi-sleeper pick? He's killing my Masters pool.
Clark: Eh, not that great.
Me: Not the neck again, is it?
Clark: No, it's the putter. I'm guessing he'd rather it was the neck. 11:57 a.m.: Three of the last five Masters champs have been lefties -- Phil Mickelson (twice) and Mike Weir. With only six in the field this week, Steve Flesch must have liked his chances at low lefty. He birdied the 15th hole and is now at 5-under, just one shot in back of the leaders. 11:48 a.m.: I'm more than happy to welcome Boo Weekley into the blogging fraternity this week (he's our Bluto Blutarsky). Here's an interesting note from his latest entry in the Augusta Chronicle:
- "[Just missing an eagle putt at par-5 No. 15] didn't frustrate me. I actually just pushed that putt a little bit. I thought it was a par-4, to tell you the truth. I didn't know it was a par-5.
- "What's Amen Corner? Why is that a corner? It should be 12, 13 and 14, shouldn't it? There you go. You got me."
- "I'm not going to do anything special tonight. I'm just going to go home and cook some pork chops. I don't know if I'll do the cooking. It all depends on my brother-in-law. He cooked the hamburgers last night, so I might be stuck with the pork chops. I'm a meat-and-tater man. I ain't much on them vegetables."
- You still thinking even par could win it?
- Any chance that the stodgy powers-that-be at Augusta will conspire to prevent Bateman from winning the tourney?
- Some fourth-grade-level nicknames come to mind when you put "Masters" and "Bateman" together.
- Dynamite, dynamite, when Vandy starts to fight.
Down the field with blood to yield if need be save the shield.
If victory's won when battle's done, then Vandy's name will rise in fame.
Win or lose the fates will choose, but Vandy's game will be the same.
Dynamite, dynamite, when Vandy starts to fight!
V-A-N-D-Y! Vandy, Vandy, Go, Go, Go!
- Dynamite, dynamite, when Vandy starts to fight.
Fighting. I like it. Augusta National doesn't have much of that.
- Down the field with blood to yield if need be save the shield.
- If victory's won when battle's done, then Vandy's name will rise in fame.
- Win or lose the fates will choose, but Vandy's game will be the same.
- Dynamite, dynamite, when Vandy starts to fight!
- V-A-N-D-Y! Vandy, Vandy, Go, Go, Go!
Fighting and spelling. I'm down with Vandy. Go, go, go, Snedeker! 11:07 a.m.: I smell a theme ... From Greg in Washington D.C.:
- I was just fired from my job after my boss came into my office and saw me reading your blog instead of working. Do you need an assistant? I can be down there tonight, I have a cell phone that can take pictures and send texts and emails, and I like hiding out in bathrooms (although I maintain my firing was related to the blog-viewing and not the bathroom-hiding). Will work for sandwiches.
- The boss (a non-golfer) just caught me reading your blog. I promptly blurted out, "What a stupid I am!" He gave me a quizzical look. Guess I'll continue to read from the unemployment line.
- I tried your idea of taping green cardboard and running around the office yelling, "I'm the Masters champion! Look at my green jacket!" and I was fired. The good news: I am free this weekend to be your "on-course spy." Just tell me where to meet you to pick up my credentials.
- This may be the Duh! statement of the year, but in all this talk about lengthening of the course, are we forgetting the basic tenet that Augusta is all about the greens? Look at last year's putting ranks for some of the current leaders:
• Brandt Snedeker: 15th
• Zach Johnson: 22nd
• Ian Poulter: 41st
• Justin Rose: 48th (tied with Tiger Woods) I saw Snedeker (11th) and Z. Johnson (15th hole) make some big time par-saving putts yesterday. Isn't that the key?
- Thought I would remind you that today is Roland's birthday!
- How much do you wanna bet that if he goes to the Masters next year he DEFINITELY lets you caddy the Par 3 Contest?
- Is there a general consensus around the media tent (especially after yesterday) that the tourney is lacking in the excitement factor like in years past? I'm referring to the lack of roars you hear from all around the course. Other than Poulter's ace and Tiger's chip-in (fitting, both roars came for the top-two players in the world), you really didn't get that yesterday.
- "Well, there's really no roars out there anymore because you can't -- it's hard to make the eagles and the big birdies. The golf course is playing so much more difficult now being longer, and it has dried out this week. As the week has gone on it's gotten drier and it's going to going to get more that way towards Sunday. ... The way the golf course plays now, you don't really shoot low rounds here anymore. You've just got to plod along. It's playing more [like] a U.S. Open than it is a Masters. I mean, there's really only one roar I heard all day, and that was Poultie's eagle. But other than that, it was really quiet."
Trevor Immelman Apologies for that 16 you're about to make on the eighth hole. But I couldn't let you show me up like that. 10:26 a.m.: Well, we've had limericks and haikus and anagrams and now ... this e-mail from Alex in Parts Unknown:
- Jason Sobel, he's the man
He blogs through sun and rain
F5 I keep on pressing
At work so I stay sane!
*Note F5 = shortcut to refresh webpages
2. Have we gotten an official decision on the sanity claim?
3. I most definitely DO NOT blog in the rain. 10:20 a.m.: E-mail from No Name in Parts Unknown (seriously, people, your modesty is annoying):
- As soon as you mention Immelman's sole lead, he bogeys the next hole. Are you aware of the awesome power you wield with the Blog Jinx?
- Q: First Masters today, how did you feel?
A: I feel really good. Fairly calm out there after the 1st hole and got off to a good start, made a couple of birdies early. But I hit the ball as good as I've hit my irons in a few weeks, so I was pleased I was able to keep the ball on the right side of the greens and made a few putts. That's what it takes to have a good round. Q: Is the course as intimidating as you maybe anticipated?
A: Yeah, it's as tough as ever. You know, you can hit some good shots that really make you look foolish from the fairway. I had one shot on 6, the par-3, decent 7-iron, aimed six, eight feet left of the flag and I had 60-footer over a swale. If you make some putts you can score on any golf course. Being my first Masters I'm fairly pleased.
- I have a bet with some friends that I can get on your blog before them. How about you help a brotha out?
- As I was diligently reading your blog yesterday, my brother decided to rub it in that he was at home watching the Masters on ESPN in HD. I'm in my room at school keeping track on the Masters Web site and with your blog (even in class -- my teachers weren't too happy; I almost skipped practice to follow the tourney, too). Any chance I could get a shout out on the blog to give me a one up one him?
- Bigger blunder:
Not accepting an invite from a MEMBER to go to Augusta National for the opening round and going to work instead (which a colleague of mine did yesterday to my utter dismay) or De
Vicenzo's scorecard error at the '68 Masters?
I think "What a stupid I am" applies to both cases.
- Brandt Snedeker -- can we get a little background info? PubLinks champ, 2007 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year ... anything else on this guy?
9:30 a.m.: Spy report from Lanier, our man with a plan:
- Greetings from my first restroom visit! You almost lost a spy today.
The Pinkertons almost found my cell phone! Back to being a loyal spy today.
- I respect what you're doing, but as an Augusta native who has been coming here my whole life, I know the Masters is all about gorging yourself on tasty sandwiches. My buddy Chip says he is eating at least six today. What's your record?
- We always get stories before the Masters about Charles Howell III because he's an Augusta native and grew up playing at Augusta.
Well, in the story you guys had on ESPN.com the other day, he said he once snuck into the Champions Locker Room. Isn't that a no-no even when its non-tournament week? Has he jinxed himself?
- With the wind picking up this weekend, I have a question.
Besides Tiger, who among those that are projected to make the cut, do
you see having the ability to beat the course in the tougher
conditions? In other words, who do you believe has the ball-striking
ability to stay strong over the weekend?
- Did ESPN decide what you were wearing all four days of the Masters much like Nike did for Tiger? What happens if Tiger's mother-in-law knits a hideous sweater for him and says that she thinks it would look very nice on him at the Masters?
If this happens to you or me, we are obligated to wear it ... how does Tiger deal with it?
My guess is that he would send Stevie Williams to yell at her.
- There once was a golfer named Ian
Whose photo in PINK we've been seein'
A hole-in-one he shot
Then, blog jinx or not
Another bloke's got the top spot.
- There once was a man name of Rory
Who said Tiger got too much the glory
When told Tiger might Slam
Said Woods is naught but a sham
Remember once he got beat by Fiori.
Let's just say I can't wait 'til the USGA decides to play the Open in Nantucket.8:08 a.m.: No fog blog this morning. I could have walked the 20 yards outside to the first fairway to see that Todd Hamilton and Brian Bateman had teed off already, but instead just asked an Augusta National official, who assured me that, "Balls are in the air." That's a relief. Looks like we might avoid the t-storms until after the round today. (Though I have yet to see a very accurate weather forecast this week.) Here's what the outlook is, according to a sheet that was sitting in the lobby of the press room: • 9 a.m.: Patchy fog burning off, becoming partly cloudy. Temp.: 62F. Wind: S 7-12 mph.
• 12 p.m.: Partly cloudy and warm. Temp.: 75F. Wind: S 7-12 mph.
• 3 p.m.: Partly cloudy and warm. Temp.: 82F. Wind: S 10-15 mph. 8:00 a.m.: Good morning from Augusta National, where I'm back for Round 2 of the Masters Live Blog -- a tradition unlike any other. (Just thought of that. Kinda catchy, isn't it?) Yesterday, the final grouping finished in the gloaming (I'm now 1-for-2 using that word this week), meaning all 94 players will begin their second rounds today. More pea soup in the skies right now and a chance of thunderstorms later on; if anyone has one of the Doppler radar helicopters and is in the Augusta area, I'd love to hear from you. As always, hit the e-mail link above for questions, suggestions and snarky comments. Make me laugh, you make the blog. You may now swing away ... Jason Sobel is ESPN.com's golf editor. He can be reached at Jason.Sobel@espn3.com
2008 MASTERS TOURNAMENT
When: Thursday-Sunday, April 10-13
Where: Augusta National Golf Club
Yardage, Par: 7,445 yards; par 72
2007 champion: Zach Johnson
Details: Course | Field | Tee times
More: Past champs | Masters.org
More: Leaderboard | Complete video
Fourth round• Final-round recap | Photos | Podcast
• Wojciechowski: Course wins final round
• Harig: Immelman an underdog with some bite
• Sirak: Another manic Masters Sunday
• Snedeker's close call leaves him in tears
• Sobel's final-round blog
• ESPN sets cable golf ratings record
• Sunday Conversation: Trevor Immelman
• Immelman gets his green jacket
• Final-round highlights | North's analysis
• Immelman | Woods | Snedeker | Mickelson
• Golf goes worldwide
Third round• Third-round recap | Photos | Podcast
• Harig: Unlikely final four
• Wojciechowski: Keep a close eye on Tiger
• Sobel: What the contenders need to do
• Sirak: Mickelson's mental meltdown
• Jason Sobel's third-round blog
• Third-round highlights
• Woods' round | Post-round interview
• Andy North's third-round analysis
Second round• Second-round recap | Photos | Podcast
• Harig: Sunday's winner around Friday's lead
• Wojciechowski: Immelman a battle-tested leader
• Sirak: Tiger's seven back, but it's not impossible
• Couples, Sabbatini among those missing cut
• Jason Sobel's second-round blog
• Harig: The man who's seen 'em all
• Second-round highlights | North's analysis
• Immelman: Highlights | Press room | Interview
• Woods reflects on second round
• Snedeker one-shot out of lead
First round• Opening-round recap | Photo gallery | Podcast
• Harig: As Woods knows, birdies tough to find
• Jason Sobel's first-round blog
• Harig: Poulter, aka 'No. 2', cards a '1'
• Wojciechowski: Kuehne's unique ride
• Sirak: Palmer's wonderful life on display again
• Rose and Immelman share lead
• Andy North breaks down the first round
• News conferences: Immelman | Rose
• Woods shoots opening-round 72
• Woods discusses his round
• Poulter aces the 16th
Masters Preview•Sobel: Ranking the entire field
•Amen Corner audio slide show | Harig
More coverage• GolfDigest.com's Masters Countdown
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• ESPNMag.com: Six words about Tiger
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