THE MASTERS LIVE: All the action as it happens on day two at Augusta National
13:08 GMT, 6 April 2012
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LEADING THE WAY AT AUGUSTA
-5 Lee Westwood
-4 Louis Oosthuizen
-3 Paul Lawrie
Miguel Angel Jimenez
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2.00: More good news for the golden oldies. Sandy Lyle, he of the little jig on the 18th green when winning here in 1988, has just birdied the second.
But the Big Scot has a bit of a way to go before he can think about making the cut. In fact, not much more than a casual 60 will do for Lyle after he shot 86 on Thursday. Ah, 86 – now that's a score I can relate to!
Birdie on the second for England's Simon Dyson too. He also has work to do to make the cut.
1.57: These young whippersnappers could learn a thing or two from Ian Woosnam.
The Masters champions of 1991, now a sprightly 54 years of age, has just showed the new kids on the block how to do it by scaling the previously unconquerable summit of the first hole with a birdie three.
That's just the fourth birdie on the hole this week. Woosie now four over.
1.55: And it's another birdie for Laird – he's off to a flyer with a three at the par-four third, Flowering Peach. He's two over.
1.51: Oosthuizen gets through the first unscathed – a solid par to start the South African's second round and he stays at four under par.
1.44: And Laird turns his solid start into somethingrather promising indeed – he's birdied the par-five second, Pink Dogwood, to move to three over par.
A reminder – all players within 10 shots of the leader will make the cut – currently, only eight players are below that mark, but expect that to change.
1.36: Here's the first of the leaders: Former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen steps up onto the first tee, with Lee Westwood's lead in his sights.
1.35: Yep, it's certainly damp and cold out there at Augusta. Not much fun for the early starters. And they're being hit by a double whammy – the first played as the hardest hole on the course during round one.
In the trap: Italian Ryder Cup player Edoardo Molinari chips out of a bunker to the first green
In fact, holes 1, 4, 5 and 7 ranked among the top seven toughest on the course, so making it to the 8th tee level par looks like a very solid platform for a good round today.
1.22: Solid start for Scot Martin Laird – he's level after one – shame about the 76 yesterday though.
Also an opening par for yet another of those remarkably-named American golfers.
Here's a tip for prospective parents over the pond: give your kid an improbable name like Chez Reavie and he'll almost certainly end up as a golf professional.
Chez – who may or may not have been a character in the hit musical, Grease – is seven over, though, and facing a real battle to make the cut.
1.14: And if you wanted signs that Augusta isn't going to play fair today then how about this: there have been two double bogeys on the first hole already. And only three players have hit a putt in anger so far.
Bad news for Fernandez-Castano and Verplank fans – your men have both had sixes at the opening hole – that's the 445-yard par-four known as Tea Olive round these parts.
Meanwhile, playing partner O'Hair is tearing up the fairways at a rollicking level par after one. It's all relative, you see…
In action: Scotland's Martin Laird hits from the fairway to the second green during the second round
1.10: There's a long way to go yet but the question on everyone's lips after such an imperious first round is: will Westwood be blown off course
Well, he might – literally.
Reports of a change in the weather today in Georgia are coming through. It's relatively cool – the mercury is set to reach only around 18 degrees – but most worryingly things are set to get a little blowy out there. Augusta is set for gusts of up to 25mph today.
1.00: As alluded to below, It wasn't the best day for England's world No 1 yesterday. If you missed the action from scorecard-gate, check out this report on the day's action from Sportsmail's Golf Correspondent, Derek Lawrenson.
12.55: Just to complete this afternoon's tee times: Scotland's Paul Lawrie (-3) is out at 4.19 and American whizkid Keegan Bradley (-2) is up at 6.31.
Tiger Woods tees off at 6.42 in the penultimate group, while Luke Donald brings up the rear – hopefully only in temporal rather than scoring terms – at 6.53.
12.50: Day two is underway…
12.48: Some other notable tee times for you: Louis Oosthuizen, joint second behind Westwood, is the first of the leaders out. The South African tees it up at 1.34, alongside Graeme McDowell. Ian Poulter is in the following group at 1.45. American Ben Crane (-3) follows at 1.56.
Rory McIlroy heads out looking to imprive on his score of one under par at 3.35, alongside dangerman Watson. The glamoputr group of Hunter Mahan (par), Peter Hanson (-4) and Phil Mickelson (+2) follows at 3.46.
12.45: The first group – Scott Verplank, Sean O'Hair and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano- are just five minutes away from getting the second round underway.
12.40: I'm sure you need little reminding, but none other than Lee Westwood, England's world No 3 leads the Masters after a sparkling 67 on Thursday. Surely there would be no more popular winner than the jovial Worksop native. But that's all a long, long way off – particularly when Rory McIlroy is a mere four shots back, Tiger Woods is five adrift and the likes of big-hitting Bubba Watson just two strokes behind.
Westwood gets his second round underway at 2.40. We'll bring you all the news as it happens, hole-by-hole.
12.30: Afternoon. Feeling a little bit excited about day two at the Masters Thought you might be. Augusta National might limit the TV and radio coverage (the blighters) but you can keep up to date with all the latest scores and breaking stories right here.