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Masters 2014 - LIVE: Leaderboard, latest news and all the action from Augusta National on Day 2

Follow all the latest scores, leaders and action from the 2014 Masters from Augusta

    • Masters 2014 Day 2 LIVE coverage
    • Bubba Watson (-7) takes the clubhouse lead with round of 68
    • Watson birdies at holes 12 13 14 15 and 16 
    • John Senden (-4) takes second place with round of 68
    • Adam Scott (72), Jonas Blixt (71) and Thomas Bjorn (68) at three under and share third
    • Oosthuizen eagles the 13th to jump to the top but triple bogeys on the 15th to drop down again
    • Adam Scott opens with three early bogeys but recovers back to three under
    • Spieth hits fantastic eagle at 15th
    • Last to go Rory McIlroy scrapes through with round of 77
    • Billy Horshal hits superb eagle on the 2nd
    • Putt of the day from England's Lee Westwood 
    • Cut at 5 over 
    • Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Graeme McDowell, Angel Cabrera and Trevor Immelman among big names to miss out
    • Official Live LEADERBOARD
    4/11/2014 2:42:01 PM
  • Hello and welcome along to The Independent’s live coverage of The Masters 2014.

    The world’s best golfers descend back on the beautiful Augusta National Park for day two in the chase for the famous Green Jacket.
    Bill Haas’ four under was the best round on day one and good enough to hold a one shot lead over Adam Scott, Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen in second place. There is a group of players just behind the early leaders all with a good shot to climbing the leader board today and Rory McIlroy is among them.

    Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose and Luke Donald all day poor first days yesterday as the Augusta got up to her old tricks and caught many of the top players out.

    Who is going to make that cut though and what will today bring? Sit back, relax and enjoy a feast of golf at its very finest from one of the most spectacular settings in all of sport. We want to hear from you too. Hit the ‘Make a comment’ button below and we’ll post the best ones.
    4/11/2014 2:35:59 PM


  • By MARC WILLIAMS
    4/11/2014 2:34:24 PM
  • DAY 2: Back at the home, the mecca of golf, the perfect Augusta National Park. Set in the heart of Georgia, the course is looking wonderful on the second day of this year’s tournament. The snooker-table greens framed with springtime flowers in full bloom, corridors of giant trees and pristine white sand bunkers glittering along the way. It really is a lovely place to play and watch some fine sport.

    The course caught many out yesterday with the hot sun baking the greens and making them lightning fast and many players had tricky wind condition to deal with as well. But, whose going to be the one to deal with everything the best and post that magic score going into the weekend?

    Augusta is where legends can be made, history is forged and the best can take their place among the sport’s elite. Da, da, daaaa. Sorry, getting a bit carried but it’s hard not too on a weekend of sport like this one! Let the games resume!
    4/11/2014 2:45:03 PM
  • READ ALL ABOUT IT: Need a little reminder of yesterday’s action? Read our man Kevin Garside’s take on all that happened on day one HERE
    4/11/2014 2:47:53 PM
  • READ ALL ABOUT IT: Graeme McDowell is the best putter on the PGA Tour this season and he hope this will pay off at the Masters, read the article HERE
    4/11/2014 2:50:51 PM

  • One of the early starter, Scotland's Stephen Gallacher, surveys one of today's pristine greens 


    4/11/2014 2:55:32 PM

  • Bernhard Langer, a big hit from yesterday, gets going again 


    4/11/2014 2:58:24 PM



  • Twitter is all awash with Masters goodness again, wouldn't want it any other way
    4/11/2014 3:01:07 PM
  • READ ALL ABOUT IT: Luke Donald certainly didn’t have the best of days yesterday, read what he had to say about it HERE
    4/11/2014 3:03:55 PM
  • THE COURSE: Before we get going properly, how about a little reminder of the course, shall we? Augusta. The most famous of all golf courses and probably the most beautiful setting in all of sport. From Amen corner, Rae’s Creek and Eisenhower’s Tree, there’s plenty to get stuck on but plenty of opportunity to become a legend and even more chances to make mistakes. What’s the deal with the famous 18 holes then?

    1. Tea Olive, 445 yards, par 4
    2. Pink Dogwood, 575 yards, par 5
    3. Flowering Peach, 350 yards, par 4
    4. Flowering Card Apple, 240 yards, par 3
    5. Magnolia, 455 yards, par 4
    6. Juniper, 180 yards, par 3
    7. Pampas, 450 yards, par 4
    8. Yellow Jasmine, 570 yards, par 5
    9. Carolina Cherry, 460 yards, par 4
    10. Camellia, 495 yards, par 4
    11. White Dogwood, 505 yards, par 4
    12. Golden Bell, 155 yards, par 3
    13. Azalea, 510 yards, par 5
    14. Chinese Fir, 440 yards, par 4
    15. Firethorn, 530 yards, par 5
    16. Redbud, 170 yards, par 3
    17. Nandina, 440 yards, par 4
    18. Holly, 465 yards, par 4
    4/11/2014 3:04:18 PM
  • LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN: Easy come, easy go. King Louis loses his crown and the lead, how fickle  golf can be. A triple bogey eight at the par four 15th sees all his good work wasted
    4/11/2014 5:04:02 PM


  • All about the Cut, who will be out before the weekend?
    4/11/2014 5:07:47 PM

  • Well he's not going to rival Cristiano Ronaldo's physique any time soon but Kevin Stadler can certainly play golf 


    4/11/2014 5:13:14 PM
  • THOMAS BJORN: Everything is happen at Camp Bjorn! Hardly a par to be found in his round today and unfortunately another bogey creeps in at the 17th. One to play for him. 

    Elsewhere, Sergio Garcia becomes the first man to birdie the 11th and Bill Haas, our overnight leader, is just about to get his second round underway. 
    4/11/2014 5:17:39 PM

  • It's Justin! Looking cool in blue 


    4/11/2014 5:20:01 PM
  • BUBBA WATSON: And he is back at the top. A birdie at the shortest hole on the course, the 12th, and its three in the lead again. 
    4/11/2014 5:24:53 PM
  • THOMAS BJORN: Quite a round from Denmark's star. He birdies the last and goes into the clubhouse on the back of a fantastic 68. 
    4/11/2014 5:28:34 PM
  • LEADERBOARD: It is changing all the time at the top. KJ Choi jumps into the second with an opening birdie and joins Blixt who slips up seven, just like he did yesterday. 
    4/11/2014 5:32:20 PM
  • LEADERBOARD: -4 B Watson (US) after 12, K Stadler (US) 7, Haas (US); -3 Blixt (Swe) 7, Choi (Kor) 1, Scott (Aus).

    Selected others: -2 Snedeker (US); -1 Gallacher (Sco), Oosthuizen (SA) 16, McIlroy (NI); +1 Westwood (Eng) 9, Donaldson (Wal); +2 Rose (Eng) 9, McDowell (NI) 2; +3 Garcia (Spa) 12; +4 Clarke (NI), Mickelson (US) 9; +6Donald (Eng) 12

    4/11/2014 5:33:11 PM
  • BILL HAAS: Not the start that Haas wanted and he is removed from the top straight away with a bogey first up out of the blocks. 
    4/11/2014 5:36:04 PM
  • BUBBA WATSON: He is on it today! Back-to-back birdies gives him the outright lead of five under and my word he is looking good. That drops Stadler down to second and a host of players to third
    4/11/2014 5:40:11 PM
  • THIRD PLACE: So we have a whole bunch of players currently sitting in third. Deep breath… Bjorn (clubhouse), Walker, Blixt, Choi, Haas and Scott (yet to start) to be precise. 
    4/11/2014 5:41:35 PM
  • IN THE CLUBHOUSE: A few making their way to bar then after finishing up their rounds. Scotland's own Stephen Gallacher goes in at one under, with Lucas Glover sinking consecutive birdies at the last two holes to earn a very decent round of 69 to be level par.

    Louis Oosthuizen, who hit that majestic eagle earlier today, bogeys the last to take a round of 75 while Vijay Singh is at two over with his 71. 

    Ireland's Darren Clarke makes it two rounds of 74 out of two and is four over par and lonely Michael McCoy is at the foot of the leader board and 17 over. 
    4/11/2014 5:49:06 PM



  • The Masters get to everyone sooner or later
    4/11/2014 5:50:11 PM

  • Hard to not get inspired here and Thomas Bjorn certainly did in his round 

    4/11/2014 5:54:19 PM
  • BUBBA WATSON: Could it be a repeat of 2012?? Too early to know of course but Bubba is on it today. He makes it three birdies in a row to take a two shot lead. 
    4/11/2014 5:55:30 PM
  • OTHERS DOING WELL: KJ Choi and Bill Haas answer back to Bubba's brilliance with some magic of their own. Choi opens up with back-to-back birdies and Haas rights his early wrong with a birdie at the second.
    4/11/2014 5:56:56 PM





  • Bubba is on top of table and topping the tweets right now!
    4/11/2014 5:59:39 PM
  • LATE TEES: By now I should be telling you all about Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy's opening contributions but they are obviously running a bit behind in Georgia.
    4/11/2014 6:04:28 PM
  • BRANDT SNEDEKER: Yesterday was a pretty good day all in all for Snedy but today has not got off as well. He bogeys the first, a common feature of today's play so far. 
    4/11/2014 6:06:29 PM
  • FRED COUPLES: The 54-year-old looks in fine fettle this afternoon. Freddie sends home two early birdies to be the group of three unders. 
    4/11/2014 6:08:12 PM

  • The Patrons are in full force today and looking spectacular  


    4/11/2014 6:10:37 PM
  • ADAM SCOTT: Last year's champ opens up today's round with a bogey and Couples slips up on the fifth meaning they are both at two under. 
    4/11/2014 6:13:21 PM
  • BUBBA WATSON: He makes it four birdies from four holes and makes it a three shot lead. He is playing some truly amazing golf here and looking like a champion, will it last?
    4/11/2014 6:17:26 PM

  • Fred Couples kicks up some send 

    Sergio Garcia did not have a goodun today

    The Patrons gather at the gorgeous Augusta, Georgia 




    4/11/2014 8:35:30 PM
  • FRED COUPLES: He is not done yet. Freddie hits back on 13 after bogeying 12 and is back up to third place. 
    4/11/2014 8:36:22 PM
  • IN THE CLUBHOUSE: Jonas Blixt completes his very good round of 71 to be at three under and sit with Bjorn in third. 
    Kevin Stadler has finished his rather turbelant 18 at one under and in a healthy position for tomorrow.
    Lee Westwood finishes day two at level par and Stewart Cink just above him at plus one. 
    Hunter Mahan and Justin Rose share two over par.
    4/11/2014 8:42:47 PM
  • JIMMY WALKER: He's been down but now coming back. A birdie on the exit of Amen Corner at 13 is the perfect start. 
    4/11/2014 8:44:41 PM
  • JORDAN SPIETH: The young American is making a good fist of it today and back-to-back birdies at 7 and 8 get him up to two under. His player partner, Rory McIlroy is going fine at level par but doesn't quite have his putting boots on today. 
    4/11/2014 8:46:48 PM
  • BILL HAAS: Yesterday's leader isn't going as well today, I'm sad to report. Two bogeys at 9 and 10 are followed by a double at 11 and puts him back to level par. 
    4/11/2014 8:48:37 PM


  • Some interesting shouts here about our top players...
    4/11/2014 8:53:55 PM
  • JOHN SENDEN: Sending out a message is our John! Sorry again. The Aussie is safely back home with three pars and posts a great round of 68 to sit second, three shots off Bubba. 
    4/11/2014 8:55:28 PM
  • RORY!: Macca and co finish up on the ninth and begin there stretch home meaning today is starting to come to an end. Plenty to be decided yet though. 
    4/11/2014 8:57:33 PM
  • GARY WOODLAND: Another man for the USA going well, there's plenty of them. Woodland recovers from some early mistakes to birdie 13 and 14 and go to one under.
    4/11/2014 8:59:01 PM
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