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  1. -4 Hoffman (18), Garcia (18), Pieters (18), Fowler (18)
  2. -2 McGirt (18); -1 Moore (18), Rahm (18), Couples (18), Rose (18)
  3. Selected - Level: Scott (18), Spieth (18), Mickelson (18); +1 McIlroy (18); +2 Kaymer (18)
  4. +3 Westwood (18), Casey (18); +5 Fitzpatrick (18)
  5. Missed cut: Defending champion Danny Willett +7
  6. BBC Radio 5 live from 21:00 and sports extra from 22:00

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By Jonathan Jurejko and Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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See you on Saturday

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Like a good caddie, I hope I've handed you the big dog there with that last entry. All you need to know for your viewing pleasure is in there.

I trust you'll be back tomorrow to join us for a live text at around 17:30 BST. We will be with you on the move, so if you hit the range or have to attend some inconvenient social event, rest assured we will have your back.

Thanks for your great tweets today, especially the Snoop-Dog rap ones. They will keep me laughing all the way back to my bed.

Goodnight. See you tomorrow.

Fore left!

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Saturday. Moving day at the Masters. Yes it's a cliche but you wouldn't want to miss out now would you?

As well as highlights of Friday's action, there are four live streams through the afternoon and live uninterrupted coverage from 19:30 BST on BBC Two and online.  

Here's the full rundown of what you can see and when. And we will be back with the live text commentary from around 17:30.

09:30-10:30, Day Two Highlights, BBC Red Button

13:00-14:00, Day Two Highlights, BBC Two

15:15-00:15, Featured Groups, Connected TV & Online

16:00-18:00, On The Range, Connected TV & Online

16:45-23:00, Amen Corner, Connected TV & Online

17:30-23:30, Holes 15 & 16, Connected TV & Online

16:30-19:30, Extra coverage, BBC Red Button*

19:30-00:00, Day Three live, BBC Two

21:00-00:00, Extra coverage, BBC Red Button*

21:00-01:00, Day Three live, BBC Radio 5 live

*continuous coverage if Davis Cup tennis has finished


-4 Charley Hoffman (18), Sergio Garcia (18), Rickie Fowler (18), Thomas Pieters (18)

-2 William McGirt (18), 

Selected others: -1 Justin Rose (18), E Phil Mickelson (18), Jordan Spieth (18) +1 Rory McIlroy (18)

Take a look at the  full leaderboard here , or find out more about the  BBC's coverage here.

Justin Rose
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Stories of the day?

Sergio in there. Hoffman wobbles a touch. Thomas Pieters turns it on. Danny Willett misses the cut. Does he wait around all weekend to hand over the Green Jacket now? 

'You have to get there'

Rose (-1)

Justin Rose reacts to ending the day level par, one under for the tournament: "I felt like it could have been better. Just a couple of mistakes. A wedge came up short of 14. You can't do that, it's a guaranteed bogey. 

"But I managed to birdie par fives and do good things as well. I have a chance going into the weekend. This tournament starts on the back nine on Sunday but you have to get there first."

Big pairings...

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Respectfully, will playing with Charley Hoffman help Sergio Garcia? The Hoff will not carry with him the same kind of chaos someone like Phil Mickelson or Rickie Fowler might.

Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson looks like a mouthwatering pairing.

Who will lead on Saturday night?

Jay Townsend

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Augusta

Thomas Pieters. I didn't have to think about it at all. He's playing well and fought back today. I just see him going on and wouldn't be surprised to see him win, going against the belief you cannot win here on debut.

Who will lead on Saturday night?

Shaun Micheel

2003 US PGA Championship winner, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Sergio. I have him in the sweepstake. I'm a fan. He's deserving of a title.

Who will lead on Saturday night?

Alistair Bruce-Ball

Radio 5 live sports extra commentator at Augusta

Rickie Fowler.

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Our 5 live sports extra pundits are about to predict who will top the leaderboard on SATURDAY night...


Rose (-1 after 18)

Justin Rose over a putt for par having been in the trees early on this 18th. He has around eight feet, up a slope... it lacks a touch of pace. Bogey and he drops to one under.

To Justin Rose...

Opposing theory

Shaun Micheel

2003 US PGA Championship winner, BBC Radio 5 live

The conditions and wind have been the story of the two days.

So tomorrow do they go out and set the course up difficult, or do they give the guys a breather? We have not heard that many roars from the crowd these first two days.

Day (+6 after 18)

Jason Day will be with us for the weekend as he taps in to end on six over. He has dropped five shots on the back nine today.

A total of 93 men started this tournament, nine will be under par when they go to bed tonight. 


Rose (-2 after 17)

Oh dear. Justin Rose needs the help of Father Christmas, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy here. He's under the branches of trees with no real line to the green. He will have to lay up and hope to conjure an up and down...

Tricky times coming

Jay Townsend

BBC Radio 5 live at Augusta

Thomas Pieters
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Things are going to get trickier over the weekend, because so many of the easy pin positions were used up due to the tough conditions.

Spieth shaping up nicely

Spieth (Level after 18)

Jordan Spieth feels he's in good shape heading into the weekend. He told Sky Sports: "I thought even par for two rounds would be a good score. 

"It was a well played and thought out round. I've not been up to speed on the putting just yet.

"The course is going to get firm so keeping the ball below the hole will be key. The greens could get crusty so leaving your first putts within four feet will be key."

Rose (-2 after 17)

Justin Rose on the 18th tee - blanketed in shade. The sound of his club fizzing through the air is jet-like. That's heading right but it's not deep in trees, he will have a line in...

Up on the green Phil Mickelson takes applause aplenty. He was three under after nine today but ends level.

Mickelson (level after 18)

Phil Mickelson digs out of the trees on 18 and leaves himself a chip. He uses the contours of the green wonderfully and the ball begins to trickle down the slope, coming to rest next to the pin. A big save - par.

In the hunt (again)

Spieth (level after 18)


Mickelson is leaking fuel

Shaun Micheel

2003 US PGA Championship winner, BBC Radio 5 live

Phil Mickelson is limping in, he is leaking oil.


Spieth (level after 18) Kaymer (+2)

What about it? Jordan Spieth hauling himself to level par with a birdie putt on 18. Ominous.

Martin Kaymer holes too for par... leaving him at two over.

As Spieth leaves the green he high fives one or two fans. Those at the top of the leaderboard will glimpse at his name and shudder.

Mickelson on 18th tee...

Mickelson (level after 17)

Iain Carter

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Augusta

Mickelson has carved that into the trees. We could see a big branch land but not his ball. That could be big trouble and he is unraveling at the moment.

You can listen to Iain by clicking 'live coverage' at the top of this page.

Couples content

Couples (-1 after 18)

Fred Couples was Masters champion in 1992. The 57-year-old always seems to have a decent opening couple of days at Augusta and he's continued that this week. He told Sky Sports: "I feel like I can play the course well but in conditions like this I feel I have a better chance than if it was sunny and less windy. 

"It would be hard for me to shoot a 68 like some of the better players. In bad weather I feel I could battle. 

"The only real disappointment was my second on 17 which led to a bad bogey."

Cut mark update

Iain Carter

BBC Radio 5 live at Augusta

If you are seven over par you are in 54th place so it looks like those will miss out. 

There are 53 players at six over par or better and that is within 10 shots of the lead too, so it looks like +6 will be the cut mark.

Spieth's command

Spieth (+1 after 17)

"Go... Go..." shouts Jordan Spieth on 18 as he takes a huge divot in the fairway. Very good indeed. He will have 18ft to get back to level par.


Rose (-2 after 16) Mickelson (level after 17)

Justin Rose swings through on 17 - he saved par on 16 after going over the green - and this is ugly. As his driver makes contact, one hand comes off the club. A lash.

Phil Mickelson has a big par putt up on the 17th green. Some 10ft, his shadow is huge in the evening sun. His trousers flutter in the wind... he sends it...missed. Pulled it below the hole. Bogey - back to level. Dropped shots at 14, 15 and 17.

Moore dedicates round to late grandmother

Moore -1

American Ryan Moore, who shot a 69 today, told BBC Radio 5 live: My grandma passed away yesterday morning, she's been not doing well for a while but it's hard. She was someone I was very close with, she had a huge impact on my life. It was nice to go out and play a good round of golf to maybe honour her a little bit."

'Garcia looks relaxed'

Garcia -4

Jay Townsend

BBC Radio 5 live at Augusta

Sergio's body language shows a guy who is more relaxed and comfortable with himself and his position in golf. He does not seem to be upset and edgy and that could push him through to a victory.

'No major, no problem'

Garcia (-4)

Sergio Garcia speaks to BBC Sport: "The course, the way it's playing is very challenging. You have to hit good shots but you have to get lucky. I've been fortunate to get lucky on two or three moments.

"I enjoy when courses play tough and when the Masters play difficult, it means high quality shots will be rewarded and you have to hit it the right way. 

"There's no doubt that I do want to get my first major but I do have to say that I try not to make it a problem or an issue. I am out there giving it my best."


-4 Charley Hoffman (18), Sergio Garcia (18), Rickie Fowler (18), Thomas Pieters (18)

-2 William McGirt (18), Justin Rose (15)

Selected others: -1 Phil Mickelson (16), +1 Rory McIlroy (F), Jordan Spieth (17)

Take a look at the  full leaderboard here , or find out more about the  BBC's coverage here.

Rickie Fowler

Rose (-2 after 15) Spieth (+1 after 17)

Justin Rose
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Jordan Spieth keeps himself in the conversation by making par on 17, he's one over. Martin Kaymer makes par alongside him to stay two above par. Over to Justin Rose on 16 - those sunglasses still don't work for me - over the green but not in too much trouble.

Horrible pin position on 16 today, hard to get close to it.

Tough going? I think not...

A lot of talk about how hard it is out there. Not sure about you but I wouldn't mind the chance to give it a go. It really does look like Hell.


In the clubhouse

Fowler (-4)

Nobody wants this outright lead - unless Justin Rose makes a late bolt. 

Rickie Fowler - along with the whole crowd behind the 18th green - wills his birdie-putt to drop, but the ball has other ideas.

It races past the right edge, but he knocks in for the par.

Four birdies, an eagle and a bogey seal a five-under-par 67. That leaves him four under in total and a big player in this Masters tale.

Knox (+9)

There is a ball inside Rickie Fowler's on the 18th green, however. And that ball belongs to Scotland's Russell Knox.

Knox is five over for the day, nine over in total, leaving him well adrift of the cut. A birdie on the last will be a good way to sign off for another year...

Russell Knox
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Bogey... birdie...

Mickelson (-1 after 16) Rose (-2 after 15)

The putter finally loses some heat for Phil Mickelson as he misses a 10ft effort left on 16. A hole back Justin Rose pounces on a par five to reach two under - tap-in birdie.

Fowler (-4)

Nail this and you've got a shot of being the overnight leader. No pressure Rickie.

Short-iron in his hand, less than 150 yards to go. Whoosh. Fowler's Thunderbirds-like eyebrows dip as his eyes narrow.

Is he worried? He shouldn't be. One bounce, a bit of check, an 11-foot birdie putt for the outright lead.

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