A quartet composed of the Americans Dustin Johnson, world no 1, Justin Thomas, the Mexican Abraham Ancer and the Australian Cameron Smith provisionally took management of the Augusta Masters, at noon, Friday at the finish of their disputed second spherical. in digital camera.
The second group, together with the Briton Paul Casey, co-leader at the finish of the first spherical, Tiger Woods, Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau, nonetheless nicely positioned to purpose for the head, had simply began their journey, with no assure of ending it earlier than dusk. of the night time.
In the meantime, issues are jostling at the high of the standings, since Dustin Johnson rushed into it in extremis, getting into his 4th birdie of the 2nd spherical at the final gap, thus sustaining his main place assured early Friday morning after the first tour he had needed to cease the day earlier than due to the darkness.
With a complete of -9, he joined Justin Thomas, third in the world and winner of the PGA Championship in 2017, who entered two of his seven birdies (one double-bogey, two bogeys) on the final two holes, in addition to the stunning ones. Cameron Smith and Abraham Ancer.
The first, winner of two tournaments on the PGA Tour, additionally tumbled at the finish of the race, taking pictures an eagle after which three birdies on his final 4 holes. The runner-up, who seeks to turn out to be the first golfer to win the Masters for his first look since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979, additionally completed sturdy with a decisive birdie on the penultimate gap.
One stroke behind this quartet is the American Patrick Cantlay, fifth, creator of the greatest card of the day (-6) with the English Danny Willett, winner of the Masters in 2016, and Tommy Fleetwood, sixteenth in the world, who share the sixth place with the South Korean Sung-jae Im and Paul Casey, who’s due to this fact solely two lengths behind the leaders.
Tiger Woods is 5 strokes away, Rahm six and DeChambeau seven.