Garcia sets record for highest score by a defending Masters champion

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson

Tiger Woods lamented his "awful" iron play after falling out of contention at the Masters and scrapping his way to the weekend. Looking at the white leaderboards only made him feel worse.

It was that ball or another one like it that Reed signed, like a pro, for classmate Blake LeJeune.

"He starts walking our way, and I was like "Wow" This is going to happen", Calwell said, teary eyed. "It was kind of amusing". - Shubhankar Sharma (77-74), who received a special invitation to play this year's Masters.

The 2015 Masters champion pushed his tee shot at the par-4 first way right.

Spieth also missed putts of 11 and 5 feet. On Friday, that person was definitely Patrick Reed.

The biggest name missing from the top of the leaderboard was 14-time major victor Tiger Woods, who only made the cut with a shot to spare after a disappointing 75.

Hadwin shot a three-under par 69 on Thursday, tied with five others.

Mickelson was motoring along nicely at two-under for the tournament until he came to a screeching halt with a triple-bogey wreck at the par-four ninth, where his second shot from the woods clattered against a tree and ricocheted into a bush.

Reed ran off three consecutive birdies on three different occasions Friday during a 6-under 66 that gave him a two-shot lead over Marc Leishman at Augusta National. Dressed all in black, Woods acknowledged the well wishers at the first hole with a subtle nod and touch of his visor and then got right to work. Of course, while that might be true in the dramatic sense, you can often get a sense early of who just "has it".

With the wind behind, the par-five eighth played the easiest at an average of 4.678, yielding one eagle, 29 birdies and just three bogeys.

Hadwin is now tied with Matt Kuchar, Bernd Wiesberger, Henrik Stenson, Charley Hoffman and Patrick Reed for first place.

Patrick Reed is leading a major championship for the first time, and his confidence is so high that he can only see what's ahead of him.

Golf Channel analyst David Duval, the 2001 British Open champion, believes he can, saying Reed's competitive makeup, "is second to none in professional golf".

"I thought this was a great year, a great opportunity". Reed, 27, never has won a major.

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson is tied with Justin Thomas at 3 under.

If Reed is nervous, anything but the confident kid from way back in the eighth grade, he didn't show it Friday night.

"It was about six months ago I didn't know if I was going to play again, " he said.

"The reason why I say I'm a walking miracle is that I don't know if - I don't know if anyone who has had a lower back fusion that can swing the club as fast as I can swing it. There's a lot of holes to be played".

A native of San Antonio, Reed was a victor from way back in his junior career. The only one to make the cut was 21-year-odl Doug Ghim, who got in thanks to a runner-up finish in the U.S. Amateur. This time his lead vanished on the 1st green.

Finau, ranked No. 34 in the world, stuck around for the final two holes and then gingerly walked to a golf cart and was driven off the course.



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