April 13, 2013

Masters' second-round story: Tiger and the teen

Tiger Woods is three behind following a round hurt by bad luck, and Guan Tianlang reaches the weekend.

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Tiger Woods chips to the 12th green Friday during the second round of the Masters. Woods shot a 71 and will enter the weekend three shots behind the tournament leader, Jason Day of Australia.

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Jason Day 70-68-138

Fred Couples 68-71-139

Mark Leishman 66-73-139

Angel Cabrera 71-69-140

Jim Furyk 69-71-140

Brandt Snedeker 70-70-140

Other notables

Justin Rose 70-71-141

Adam Scott 69-72-141

Lee Westwood 70-71-141

Tiger Woods 70-71-141

Sergio Garcia 66-76-142

Rory McIlroy 72-70-142

Luke Donald 71-72-143

Dustin Johnson 67-76-143

Matt Kuchar 68-75-143

Phil Mickelson 71-76-147

a-Guan Tianlang 73-75-148

Bubba Watson 75-73-148

Missed cut

Graeme McDowell 73-76-149

Louis Oosthuizen 74-76-150

Padraig Harrington 78-75-153


Former Masters champion Angel Cabrera birdied five of his last six holes for a 69 and was in the group two shots behind, with former U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk (71) and Brandt Snedeker (70). Woods was at 3-under 141 with six others, including Adam Scott (72), Lee Westwood (71) and Justin Rose (71).

And still in the mix was Rory McIlroy, who turned his fortunes around with a 5-wood from about 275 yards that set up a short eagle putt. He added three birdies on the back nine and had a 70, leaving him four shots out of the lead.

"Anything under par today was going to be a good score," McIlroy said.

The hole locations were severe in spots, with one pin tucked on top of a mound toward the front of the fifth green. The par 5s played into an opposite wind on the back nine, and they were not easy to reach.

Such tough conditions made the performance of Guan that much more impressive. He had a respectable 75, which included the one-shot penalty.

Guan, with Matteo Manassero and Ben Crenshaw, was told his group was out of position as it left the 10th green. They were on the clock on the 12th hole, meaning players would be timed to make sure they hit their shots within the 40-second limit. The teen got his first bad time with his second shot on the 13th hole, and it was clear he was in trouble after his shot into the 17th when John Paramor, chief referee in Europe, walked out to speak to him.

"You give him the news, the best you can," Paramor said.

Fred Ridley, the head of competition, did not say how long Guan took to hit his second shot on the 17th, only it was a "considerable margin" over his time.


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