AUGUSTA — Although the second round of the Masters seems to have escaped rain, cool temperatures and winds have made for some struggles for those out early Friday. After first-round temperatures in the 80s, the temperature at Augusta National was 52 degrees Friday.
Hole No. 1 is making its presence known. Ryo Ishikawa and John Senden had triple-bogeys on the opening hole and the likes of Scott Verplank, Mike Weir, Sandy Lyle, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Peter Hanson all took double-bogeys.
The weather promised to clear and warm up later this afternoon but those with early tee times have struggled. Louis Oosthuizen, who was tied for second after a first-round 4-under par, fell off the leader board. He shot a 39 on the front nine which included a double-bogey on No. 2.First-round leader Lee Westwood teed off at 9:40 a.m. Phil Mickelson had a mid-morning tee time.
Tiger Woods tees off at 1:42 p.m.
The weekend weather forecast is much better with sunny skies and temperatures in the high 70s.
- Chris Vivlamore