AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Jordan Spieth shot a 2-over 74 in windy conditions to hold onto the lead after two rounds at the 80th Masters. The defending champ is at 4-under par halfway through the first major of the season.
Spieth has held the outright lead at the Masters for six consecutive rounds.
Rory McIlroy is positioned to make a run at completing the career grand slam after he shot a 1-under 71. That leaves him a shot back of Spieth.
Scott Piercy shot a par 72 and Danny Lee posted a 74 to share third place, two shots off the pace.
Only seven golfers are under par for the two rounds.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)– Phil Mickelson and Tom Watson, with five Masters titles between them, both missed the cut. Lefty had his worst round ever at Augusta National — a 7-over 79 — and the 66-year-old Watson, playing his final round on the course, was just one stroke better with a 6-over 78.
Watson received a standing ovation from the crowd around the 18th green after completing his round. He finished 8-over to miss the cut at his 43rd Masters.
Those two legends had some good company in missing the cut. Also taking the weekend off are ex-champions Trevor Immelman, Charl Schwartzel, Tom Watson, Mark O’Meara, Zach Johnson as well as Rickie Fowler, Graeme McDowell and Ian Woosnam.