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2024 Masters Tournament | Friday Updates

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – There is a three-way tie atop a very crowded leaderboard through two rounds of the 88th Masters Tournament. Bryson DeChambeau, Max Homa and Scottie Scheffler are all -8 entering the weekend, with 21 players within six shots of the lead.

Bryson DeChambeau of the United States plays a stroke from the No. 2 tee during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Friday, April 12, 2024. (Photo courtesy: Augusta National Golf Club)
Bryson DeChambeau of the United States plays a stroke from the No. 2 tee during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Friday, April 12, 2024. (Photo courtesy: Augusta National Golf Club)
Bryson DeChambeau of the United States moves a sign while preparing to play his second shot on the 13th hole from the 14th fairway during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Bryson DeChambeau of the United States moves a sign while preparing to play his second shot on the 13th hole from the 14th fairway during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

DeChambeau, low amateur at the 2016 Masters Tournament, followed up his opening round 65 with an even-par 72 in blustery conditions with winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour.

“I’m very excited. I get an opportunity to show my skill set, and hopefully it’s good enough to do something special this weekend,” DeChambeau said. “I feel like the game is in a great spot. Mindset is in a solid place. Caddie is keeping me in check. We’re joking out there, having fun in some tough conditions.

So I feel like everything is lining up pretty well. Just got to make sure my lag putts are doing well and striking it well off the tee. That’s all that matters. If I can do those things, I think I’ll put myself in a good place.”

Bryson DeChambeau of the United States during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Friday, April 12, 2024. (Photo courtesy: Augusta National Golf Club)
Bryson DeChambeau of the United States during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Friday, April 12, 2024. (Photo courtesy: Augusta National Golf Club)

DeChambeau is playing with irons that were created by a 3D printer. They were just approved by the USGA last week.

“I designed them with someone from back home, and they have just got a different curvature on the face than other equipment. Most equipment is flat. These have a different curvature on the face that allows me to have my mis-hits to go a little straighter sometimes,” he said.

Playing Saturday’s final pairing with DeChambeau will be Max Homa. Homa (-6) played 23 holes on Saturday finishing his weather-delayed first round in the morning with a 67 and followed it up with a 71 later in the day.

Max Homa of the United States putts on No. 18 during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Friday, April 12, 2024. (Photo courtesy: Augusta National Golf Club)
Max Homa of the United States putts on No. 18 during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Friday, April 12, 2024. (Photo courtesy: Augusta National Golf Club)

“I have a wife that does not let me gloat, and I have friends back at the house that will just want to hear about what Tiger did today,” Homa said after playing the first two rounds grouped with Woods. “So I’m surrounded by some awesome people.

I will appreciate this opportunity and all these cool things that I got to do. Going to Butler Cabin was pretty awesome. I will probably hang out with my son, Cam, probably change a diaper or two, and wake up tomorrow and go back to work.

Yeah, it will be different tomorrow than at a TOUR event. But I don’t know if you guys have seen ‘Hoosiers,’ but the whole same size is 18 of them, and I’m just going to try to do my best.”

In the penultimate group of the day, 2022 champion Scheffler finished off a second-round 72 to join the trio at -6.

“It was extremely challenging,” Scheffler said. “The winds were up very high, and it blows from everywhere out here. I think even par this afternoon was a really good score.

Everything out there is extremely difficult when it’s this windy. So I was definitely — definitely pleased to get in there at even par.”

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler of the United States plays a stroke from the No. 13 tee during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Friday, April 12, 2024. (Photo courtesy: Augusta National Golf Club)
Masters champion Scottie Scheffler of the United States plays a stroke from the No. 13 tee during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Friday, April 12, 2024. (Photo courtesy: Augusta National Golf Club)

Five-time champion Tiger Woods (+1) also played 25 holes on Friday, finishing his weather-delayed first round in the morning before shooting 72 in the second round in the afternoon. He made history by making the cut for the 24th consecutive time.

“It means I have a chance going into the weekend,” Woods said. “I’m here. I have a chance to win the golf tournament. I don’t know if they’re all going to finish today, but I’m done. I got my two rounds in. Just need some food and some caffeine, and I’ll be good to go.

I’m tired. I’ve been out for a while, competing, grinding. It’s been a long 23 holes, a long day. But Lance and I really did some good fighting today, and we’ve got a chance.”

Masters champion Tiger Woods of the United States plays a stroke from the No. 7 tee during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Friday, April 12, 2024. (Photo courtesy: Augusta National Golf Club)
Masters champion Tiger Woods of the United States plays a stroke from the No. 7 tee during the second round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Friday, April 12, 2024. (Photo courtesy: Augusta National Golf Club)

Augusta resident Luke List (+6) made the cut on the number after back-to-back 75s. The cut line ended up at +6 with 60 players advancing to play the weekend.

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This story will be updated throughout the day.


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