Friday, April 11, 2008

Halftime at The Masters, Trevor Immelman in Front.

Trevor Immelman fired his 2nd consecutive 68 to take a one stroke lead over Brandt Snedeker at the 2008 Masters. It's a remarkable feat for Immelman who recovered from surgery in December, 2007 to remove a benign growth from his rib cage. To be leading the season's first major is stupendous for the South African. Snedeker continued his brilliant play with a 68 following yesterday's 69. Tied at -5 are Steve Flesch, Phil Mickelson, and Ian Poulter. Perhaps Poulter has recovered from the misunderstanding regarding him being the world's best along with Tiger. Paul Casey and Stephen Ames are locked at -4. Major Champions Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, and Jim Furyk are knotted at -1, seven off the pace. Tomorrow's moving day and those three better get moving.

Missing the cut, which was at +3 were Fred Couples, Sergio, Aaron Baddeley, Ernie Els, Luke Donald, Rory Sabbitini, and Woody Austin. Freddy's streak of making Master's cuts came to an end. The cut was +3, Fred was at +4. Fred had never before missed the cut in his 24 year career. Opening round co-leader Justin Rose shot a 78 today and plummeted down the leader board. He stands at +2.

Weather may factor into the weekend as a cold front plows through Augusta. A chance of thunderstorms tomorrow with increasing winds and dropping temperatures. Winds may gust to 30mph later in the day. Should be interesting.

Til' next,

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