US Masters 2020, Augusta Nationwide, spherical two —
Australian Cameron Smith caught fireplace to complete his second spherical and take a share of the lead at Augusta, earlier than play was as soon as once more suspended attributable to darkness.
Adam Scott was the choose of the Aussies on the primary day on the Masters, however Saturday was all Smith, who adopted up his first spherical 67 with a second spherical 68 to take a seat tied with Abraham Ancer (F), Dustin Johnson (F) and Justin Thomas (F) for the lead at 9-under.
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The fast-finishing Smith stormed into the lead after an eagle at 15 and birdies on 16, 17, and 18. Scott was unable to take care of the momentum that noticed him at 4-under after 10 holes on Friday. Scott completed with a 70 in his first spherical, earlier than a good 72 in his second to take a seat at 2-under after 36 holes.
“It was a really up and down spherical, just a little bit scrappy,” Smith mentioned. “However hung there and on the finish, it was sensible.”
Patrick Cantlay (F), Sunjaie Im (F), Hideki Matsuyama (14), and Jon Rahm (12) are one shot again of the leaders at 8-under, with a chasing pack at 7-under that features Danny Willet (F), Tommy Fleetwood (F), Justin Rose (F), C.T. Pan (16), and Louis Oosthuizen (12).
Bryson DeChambeau made a brutal begin to his second spherical; the American 3-over for the day after a triple-bogey at 3 derailed his Masters cost. His 4 birdies via 12 holes have been rubbed out by his early shocker, in addition to 4 different bogeys, as he went to the clubhouse in peril of lacking the minimize early tomorrow.
Tiger Woods carded two bogeys and two birdies via 10 rounds to stay at 4-under earlier than play was suspended.
As rain-softened Augusta Nationwide surrendered unprecedented success, Thomas closed with back-to-back birdies to shoot a three-under 69 and US compatriot Johnson birdied his last gap to shoot 70 and be part of the lead pack on nine-under par 135.
“I like my place going into the weekend,” Johnson mentioned. “Situations are going to remain comparatively the identical. You’ll have to remain aggressive. It’s important to maintain capturing nicely.”
4-time main winner Rory McIlroy, searching for a inexperienced jacket to finish a profession Grand Slam, accomplished a 75 within the storm-hit first spherical, however then rebounded with a bogey-free 66 to revive his possibilities.