AUGUSTA, Ga— This Masters was billed among the most anticipated in the tournament’s background. Through two days at Augusta Nationwide, its lived up to the hype.
Thanks to a six-under 66 on Friday, Patrick Reed sits atop the leader board proceeding into Saturday. But the path to Reed’s first major is cluttered along with competition; the six players at the rear of him all rank in the tour’s top 16, including stars Michael jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson. We’d be remiss within forgetting Marc Leishman, who features 10 top 10s across the world considering that 2017. The Aussie will be signing up for Reed in the final group upon Saturday.
And it is not just players Reed has to handle, as an ominous weather forecast demonstrates wet and windy conditions pertaining to Round 3.
Unfortunately, not all our storyline expectations came to fruition. Though he produced the cut, Tiger Woods (+4) is out of the operating . Same goes for Phil Mickelson (+5). There will be no repeat to get Sergio Garcia, whose drive had been derailed at the hands of the 15th on Thursday.
Golf Digest’s Ryan Herrington, John Wacker and Joel Beall review live from Augusta National upon these items and more on the latest Golfing Digest Podcast: