Darren Clarke grinds out second successive 74 at Masters

Darren Clarke fires a second successive round of two-over-par 74 at the Masters at Augusta after what he described as a "grind it out sort of day".

The 2011 Open champion says he did not strike the ball as well as he did in his opening round on Thursday, but salvaged his score with some better work around the greens.

The Northern Ireland player posted three birdies and five bogeys in Friday's second round.

Clarke is playing in his 500th European Tour event, a milestone which was marked by a presentation from European Tour chief executive George O'Grady earlier in the week.