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The 2024 Masters continued Friday with the completion of Round 1 followed by Round 2.

What did we learn after all that golf? The weekend should be pretty exciting.

There’s a three-way tie for first, with Max Homa, Scottie Scheffler and Bryson DeChambeau all sitting at 6 under.

If that weren’t enough, we get to watch Tiger Woods play the weekend at Augusta National once again. The five-time Masters champ has now made the cut at his 24th consecutive Masters Tournament.

Check out USA TODAY Sports‘ updates on all the action from Friday, including Tiger Woods’ status, the leaderboard, highlights and more:

It’s a three-way tie atop the Masters leaderboard. Bryson DeChambeau, Scottie Scheffler and Max Homa are all tied at 6 under. Homa had the best outing of the trio Friday, shooting a 1-under 71. Scheffler, the 2022 Masters champ, shot an even par 72 and DeChambeau, the leader after Thursday’s first round, shot a 1-over 73.

Check out the full Masters leaderboard here.

Tee times for Saturday’s third round can be found here.

Tiger Woods shot an even par 72 Friday after recording four birdies and four bogeys.

Yep, Tiger is playing into the weekend once again, setting a record with 24 consecutive made cuts at the Masters.

Woods shot a 1-over 73 Thursday and even par 72 Friday to make the cut.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods is 48 going on 68 on good days, probably more like 78 on the others. His body is a mess, especially his right leg that was crushed and rebuilt after his 2021 car crash. The only way he can compete on tour these days is to give himself plenty of time between rounds to recover, ice up, get some rest and try again the next day. To circumvent any part of that process is to tempt fate, likely leading to a poor round, a missed cut and one fewer tournament left to be played in Tiger’s storied career.

So how do we explain what happened Friday at the Masters, when Tiger had to play 23 holes in a gusting wind with only a 52-minute break between the first five and the last 18, and actually got better as the day wore on?

Read the rest of Christine Brennan’s column from Augusta here.

The cut line for the 2024 Masters came in at 6 over. Any golfer who shot 7 over or worse is going home.

See who missed the and who will be playing into the weekend here.

Yep. In fact, one of them is in the lead.

The top of the 2024 Masters leaderboard is crowded with Americans. Scottie Scheffler, Max Homa and Bryson DeChambeau are all tied at 6-under through two rounds at Augusta National. Both Scheffler and DeChambeau held the solo lead at various times before ending the day in a three-way tie. 

Scheffler shot an even par 72 in the second round with three bogeys and three birdies. He had the opportunity to take the sole lead on the 17th but he narrowly missed an uphill putt for birdie to the left.

Scheffler is in great position to win his second Masters Tournament in three years. He took home the green jacket in 2022.  

Scottie Scheffler almost escaped Amen Corner without incident until he got to the Par-5, 13th hole. The World No. 1 found the water on his second stroke. “No,” Scheffler yelled after the errant shot. He dropped in on the edge of the creek and used a club to chip the ball onto the green. He narrowly missed a par putt and finished with a bogey, his third of the second round. Scheffler drops to 6-under on the tournament and is now tied for first place alongside fellow American Bryson DeChambeau.

American Bryson DeChambeau was even through the second round, all the way until the 18th hole (Par-4, 465 yards). DeChambeau bogeyed on his final hole of the day, marking his fourth bogey, along with three birdies in the second round. He finished 1-over 72 on the day and 6-under on the tournament. 

With the bogey, DeChambeau fell from the top of the leaderboard to second place alongside Max Homa. Now, fellow American Scottie Scheffler is in sole possession of first place at 7-under through 12 holes. 

American Bryson DeChambeau made history at the 17th hole (Par-4, 440 yards) at Augusta National. The American co-leader teed off a 372-yard drive down the fairway. He found the green his next stroke on a wedge shot, setting up a birdie putt, which he couldn’t convert. DeChambeau has had several opportunities to birdie that he’s narrowly missed. He remains even on the day and 7-under on the tournament. 

Fore! American Bryson DeChambeau didn’t get off to the best start on the 16th hole (Par-3, 180yards) and launched the ball into a group of bystanders to the left of the green. But he rebounded nicely with a chip shot onto the green and knocked down a putt to save par.

DeChambeau remains even on the day and is 7-under overall, but now he has company. Fellow American Scottie Scheffler picked up a birdie on the 10th hole to take the co-lead with DeChambeau at 7-under. 

American Bryson DeChambeau is at the top of the leaderboard, but he had an opportunity to add to it on the Par-5, 15th hole. His birdie putt looked inline with the hole, until the ball caught the lip and spun out. DeChambeau remains even in the second round with three birdies and three bogeys and is 7-under on the tournament. DeChambeau has company — one stroke above fellow Americans Max Homa and Scottie Scheffler, who are currently tied for second place. 

On Friday the 15-time major champion shot an even-par 72 in the second round of the 2024 Masters to walk off the golf course at 1 over for the tournament and solidify his weekend tee time.

Woods has now made 24 consecutive cuts at the Masters, the most all-time in the tournament’s illustrious history. The five-time Masters champion, in his 26th Masters appearance, was previously tied with Fred Couples (1983-2007) and Gary Player (1959-1982).

“I was forced to get up-and-down a few times today, and I was able to do that. A lot of those chip shots I was able to get up and down because I left it in the perfect spot, and that’s understanding how to play this golf course,” Woods explained. “Probably the only exception was the spot I put myself in on 14. Most of the up-and-downs I was in a perfect spot.”

– Adam Woodard, Golfweek

Max Homa finishes second round tied for second

American Max Homa is one stroke away from the lead through two rounds at August National. He’s currently tied for second place at 6-under with Scottie Scheffler, who both trail American Bryson DeChambeau.

Homa made it through 13 holes at 4-under on Thursday, before play was suspended due to darkness. He resumed his first round on Friday and finished at five-under, with seven birdies and two bogeys in the round. 

He continued his steady pace during the second round, where he shot two birdies and one bogey to bring him to 6-under for the tournament. 

It was a great showing for Homa, who is in pursuit of his first major title. His best major result was 10th place at the 2023 Open Championship, but his highest finish at the Masters was 43rd place last year. 

Homa had a chance become a co-leader on the 18th hole with a birdie putt, but the strong wind at Augusta National on Friday afternoon kept the ball from breaking into the hole. – Cydney Henderson

DeChambeau birdied on No. 12 to move back atop the leaderboard, with Max Homa and Scottie Scheffler tied for second at 6-under as of 4 p.m. ET.

After a bogey on the 14th hole, Woods bounced back with a birdie on No. 15 to get back to 1-over-par for the tournament. Woods nearly eagled the par-5 five hole, but left his putt a little short for a tap-in bogey.

Scottie Sheffler birdied No. 2 to tie Bryson DeChambeau atop the leaderboard at 7-under, with Dechambeau through eight holes in the second round on Friday. Max Homa is in third at 6-under-par as of 2:45 p.m. ET.

Masters second round: Tiger Woods survives No. 13

The 13th hole is known for its challenge, but Woods made a par look effortless. Woods currently stands at 1 over, and making the cut looks more promising.

Tiger Woods’ putting game is looking good as he produced another par on the twelfth, keeping the momentum heading into the final six holes of the second round.

Masters 2024: Tiger Woods makes par on No. 11

Tiger Woods chipped brilliantly to set up an easy putt for par on the 11th hole. Woods is still at 1-over heading to the twelfth hole.

Tiger Woods makes a par at the 10th hole, keeping him on track to make the cut. This would be Woods’ 24th consecutive cut, the most in Masters history.

After a shaky start with the first two shots on the ninth hole, the first one landing in the trees and the second in the crowd, Tiger Woods displayed his skills and recorded a par, maintaining his score at 1 over.

Woods effortlessly taps in a birdie to get back to 1 over after a shot that stopped perfectly on the green at the eighth hole

Tiger Woods’s chipping game has been on fire which put him in a good position on seven. Unfortunately, Woods overhit a seven-foot putt on and ended up with a bogey, bringing his score to 2-over.

Tiger Woods is doing Tiger Woods things. After back-to-back bogeys, Woods chipped in from nine yards for his second birdie of the second round on No. 6, giving the five-time Masters champion a reason to smile.

Tiger Woods struggled on his second consecutive hole at No. 5. His attempt to make a 28-foot putt wasn’t enough, resulting in another bogey, leaving him at 2 over. On the par-3 No. 4, he bogeyed while playing into the wind.

The weather for the Masters tournament may be sunny with blue skies, but the wind could pose a problem. According to the National Weather Service in Columbia, winds are expected to reach up to 20 mph on Friday, with gusts reaching speeds of 36 mph by 3 p.m. ET

Max Homa talked about his previous struggles at the Masters, but this time around, he is on top of his game. Homa made a birdie on No. 4 to tie Bryson DeChambeau for the lead.

The cut line is approaching at the Masters.

By the end of Friday, the field of 89 golfers will be trimmed by nearly half. 

To make the cut after the first 36 holes, a player must be in the top 50 places on the leaderboard, including ties. After the first day of play, the cut was projected at 1 over, according to Golfweek, a number that could be on the move throughout Friday’s action.

After his second par of the round on No. 2, Tiger Woods sank a 10-foot putt for a birdie on No. 3 in the second round, bringing him to even par. He sits seven strokes off the lead and is projected to make the cut.

Max Homa carded the lowest round of his Masters career with a 67 (-5) − tying him for third place after the first round. He moved into a second place tie with Scottie Scheffler with a birdie on hole No. 2. Bryson DeChambeau, who doesn’t tee off until 11:54 am ET, leads the Masters at -7.

Tiger Woods started his second round on the par 4, 445 yard No. 1. He is attempted to set the all-time record for most consecutive cuts made (24) at the Masters. His first shot again made the fairway, setting him up for a birdie opportunity. But he settles for par with multiple chances to make up the score with par 5’s coming up 

Jordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters winner, was in contention until he resumed the completion of his first round. Spieth was sitting at 2 over through 11 holes when play was suspended due to darkness Thursday. When he returned Friday, his game fell apart on hole No. 15. The three-time major winner carded a quadruple bogey with nine shots on the 15th hole.

He finished the first round +7 (79) tied for 81st.

Tiger’s first shot on 16 hit the left of the bunker, leaving him a 20-ft chance for a birdie, but he left it 3-ft back of the pin and had to settle for another par. 

On 17, Woods hit his driver straight down the middle of the fairway nearly 300 yards, leaving him 160 yards from the hole. His second shot split the bunker and landed 20 yards from the pin, but again left his birdie putt three feet short and carded another par. 

Tiger’s last hole of the first round started with another drive down the fairway. Woods has hit 77 percent of the fairway so far, and this one leaves him 171 yards from paydirt. Yet, another excellent birdie went awry as his second shot landed in the bunker. His par putt missed and he settled for bogey.

Woods’ second round begins at 10:18 a.m. ET.

Bryson DeChambeau is still the leader at 7-under, with Scottie Scheffler one shot back. Nicolai Højgaard and Max Homa are at 5-under. Højgaard’s 67 is tied for the lowest debut score by a European player at the Masters. Neal Shipley, who was 1-under after his first 18 holes, is the top amateur score through Round One. 

Tiger Woods got off to a rough start as he completes his first round, which was delayed by weather on Thursday. Woods dropped to even par after a bogey on 14 and after a great start on the 550 yards par 5 15th, managed to save par, leaving him seven shots behind the leaderboard, tied for 29th place

Masters Round 2 start time 

The second round of the Masters starts at 8 a.m. ET on Friday when Lee Hodges, Adrian Meronk and Grayson Murray tee off. 

What time does Tiger Woods tee off at the Masters? 

Tiger Woods is set to tee off at 7:50 a.m. ET to finish Round 1, which was suspended due to darkness at Augusta National. Woods’ Round 2 is slated to start at 10:18 a.m. ET. 

Masters tee times for Round 2 

Here is every tee time and pairing for Round 2 of the Masters.  

Masters live TV coverage 

  • TV channels: ESPN, CBS, CBS Sports Network 
  • Live stream: Paramount+, Fubo, ESPN+ 

For those with a cable subscription, daily TV coverage of the 2024 Masters tournament will be available on ESPN, CBS and CBS Sports. CBS Sports Network will carry “On the Range” to set the table for the day. 

The Masters live stream 

For cord-cutters, select focuses of the Masters will be available on Paramount+ and ESPN+ over the four-day event. Cord-cutters can also turn to Fubo, which carries CBS and ESPN. 

Masters 2024 TV schedule 

You can check out the complete Masters over-the-air television schedule for all four rounds here

Masters odds

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is the favorite to win the title at Augusta National, potentially adding a second green jacket to his collection, according to BetMGM

  • Scottie Scheffler: +150 
  • Bryson DeChambeau: +600 
  • Max Homa: +1600 
  • Rory McIlroy: +1600 
  • Ludvig Aberg: +2200 
  • Brooks Koepka: +2500 
  • Joaquin Niemann: +2800 
  • Tyrrell Hatton: +2800 
  • Tommy Fleetwood: +3000 

Tigers Woods’ odds to win Masters 202

Tiger Woods is tied for the 40th-best odds to win his sixth green jacket at the Masters, holding +15000 odds, according to BetMGM

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