A reminder that only players within the top 44 places and any additional players within 10 strokes of the leader at the end of play today will continue to the following rounds at the Masters.

We'll keep you updated on our leaders and anything else of note from day two below.


7 p.m.: Mickelson and Yang are the final top-10 golfers still on the course. Yang has finished with a 72, and Mickelson, on a three-foot putt for par, a 71. Mickelson birdied the 17th hole to move to 6-under, pushing a tie with Woods, Barnes, Choi and Kim. Yang finishes at 5-under.

Mickelson and Woods entering Saturday just two strokes off the lead? That's about as much as the PGA, ESPN and the fans could ask for.

6:25: Mickelson is alone in seventh place at 5-under and has three holes left to go.

The projected cut is 3-over. Westwood just finished the back nine with a 67, in a tie with Poulter at 8-under for the lead.

6:10: Kim's birdies on 15 and 16 have him alone in third place, a stroke a head of Woods, at 7-under. He's one behind Poulter and two behind Westwood. Kim came on strong at the end of day one too, closing the final three holes with birdies then.

5:45: Matteo Manassero, a 16-year-old from Italy is in Westwood's group, has a share of 30th place at 1-over and, with three holes left to play today, a good chance to make the cut as an amateur. He'd be the youngest ever to do it. Watson, to a standing ovation at the 18th, ends the day at 3-under overall.

5:39: Westwood birdies the 15th, putting him back in the lead alone at 9-under.

5:30: Kim's birdie putt on 14 from just off the green was a couple feet shy of the hole, he made par. Watson has just teed off on the 18th.

5:18: Anthony Kim, standing in sixth place alone behind the Barnes-Woods-Choi trio, has reached the 14th hole. He's 1-under following a 68 on Thursday. He hasn't had a birdie since the sixth hole and bogeyed the 11th hole.

5:12: Westwood ran into a 14th hole that has been the most difficult on the course today. His double bogey, the eighth double bogey or higher at the hole there today, put him into a tie for the lead with Poulter. Westwood was able to tackle the 14th on Thursday, shooting a par-4. He had bogeyed twice on the day previously: on the par-4 fifth and tenth holes.

5 p.m.: Lee Westwood, at 5-under through 13 holes and, is in position to pad his 10-under lead. He and Ian Poulter — both English golfers — have held the lead most of the day. Poulter, finished for the day, is in second place at 8-under. He matched his opening round 68 today.

Phil Mickelson, Y.E Yang and Tom Watson are tied for seventh. Mickelson is 1-over through 12 holes. He dropped to 1-under on the third hole but bogeyed the fifth and eighth, the latter of which was a par-5.

Watson, 60, hasn't made a cut at Augusta since 2002 and he is almost guaranteed to this year. He's birdied two of his last three holes heading into the 16th after a bogey on the par-3 12th. On the day, Watson is 1-over. Fred Couples, 50, was the leader entering the day but has dropped into a tie for 10th with a 75. He bogeyed four of the final five holes, including the last three.

Tiger Woods and K.J. Choi were round-mates today and both finished at 6-under overall, in a tie for third place with Ricky Barnes, who entered the clubhouse with a 2-under 68. For details on Wood's day, hole-by-hole, check out our Tiger Watch.

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