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The Masters 2024 - Day two digest

The Masters 2024 - Day two digest

Everything you need to know from day two of the season's opening Major Championship.

Scottie Scheffler

We had a trio tied at the top, Tiger Woods made yet more history, José María Olazábal rolled back the years and Danny Willett bagged a big bird on day two of the Masters Tournament.

Here is everything you need to know from Friday at Augusta National Golf Club.

Scheffler among leading trio

World Number One Scottie Scheffler shared the lead with fellow Americans Bryson DeChambeau and Max Homa heading into the weekend after a testing second day. DeChambeau entered the round with a one-shot lead but a 73 in very windy conditions dropped him to six under where he was joined by Scheffler, who carded a level-par 72, and Homa who signed for a 71. Nicolai Højgaard was at four under on his Masters debut, one clear of Australian Cameron Davis and American Collin Morikawa and two ahead of Swede Ludvig Åberg, whose 69 was the lowest round of the day.

Tiger makes 24th consecutive Masters cut

Woods wrote yet another chapter in his remarkable Masters Tournament story as he made it a record-breaking 24 consecutive made cuts at Augusta. The American great made his debut at this event as he finished as Low Amateur in 1995 and while he missed his only cut to date in 1996, 12 months later he ripped up the history books with a 12-shot triumph that made him the youngest winner in Masters history. Since then he has won four more Green Jackets as part of a collection of 15 Major Championships and despite a host of injury issues in recent years, he will once again be playing the weekend. "I've always loved playing here," he said. "I've been able to play here since I was 19 years old. It's one of the honours I don't take lightly, being able to compete. The years I have missed, I wish I was able to play because there's such an aura and mystique about playing this golf course. Unless you have played and competed here, you probably don't really appreciate."

Ollie rolls back the years

Two-time champion Olazábal thought his chances of making the cut for just the fourth time since 2010 had gone when he found the water on the 12th to drop to seven over. "I paid dearly, I have to say," he said. "Yes, just a pity. I played really good golf today. It was just a shame that I put a bad swing on 12. As simple as that. It cost me dearly. I made a triple there." But he put a brilliant tee-shot to seven feet at the 16th and with the field coming back in tough conditions, six over was good enough to see the 58-year-old make the cut on the number in his 35th Masters appearance.

Wind warrior Åberg among sparkling rookies

Ludvig Åberg carded the lowest round of an incredibly testing day two as a trio of debutants continued to impress. The Swede's 69 moved him to within four of the lead on what many long-term observers have called one of the toughest days in Masters history. "All I'm trying to do is really enjoy it," he said. "It's my first time here at Augusta National. It's a privilege to be here and play this event and that's what I'm trying to do for the rest of the week." Højgaard carded a 73 to sit two shots off the lead, with Matthieu Pavon making the same score to get to one under. Could we have a first rookie winner at the Masters for 45 years?

Wizardry from Willett

First event since shoulder surgery and Danny Willett is doing this from 95 yards. The 2016 champion is having quite a week.

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