News

Masters 2014: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Louis Oosthuizen’s eagle on the 15th hole moved him to the top of the leaderboard, where he has company from Kevin Stadler, Jones Blixt and Bill Haas.

Here’s what else you need to know about today’s action:


1. There Are a Ton of Players Under Par

(Getty)

(Getty)

At the beginning of play Friday there were 20 players under par. Haas is pictured above, teeing off on the 18th hole Thursday. He tees off at 1:15 p.m. eastern time today.

The shot of the day so far came from Oosthuizen:


2. Rory McIllroy Is in the Hunt

The Masters - Preview Day 3

Rory McIlroy, whose tennis-playing fiancee, Caroline Wozniaki, caddied for him during the tournament’s Par 3 contest (pictured above and below, in a tweet from Wozniacki), shot a 1-under 71 on Thursday. He tees off at 1:59 p.m. eastern time, trailing Leishman by four strokes.

McIllroy has won two majors, but has never finished better than tied for 11th at Augusta.


3. Phil Mickelson Isn’t

Phil, the highest profile player in the tournament in Tiger Woods’ absence, shot a 4-over 76 on Thursday. He began the day in an eight-way tie for 63rd place.

The slow start is atypical for Phil, who has played some of the best golf of his career at Augusta.


4. The Projected Cut is +5

(Getty)

(Getty)

If the tournament right now, Phil would be safe, but former champ Angel Cabrera (+6, pictured above Thursday) , Zach Johnson (+6) and Trevor Immelman (+7) would be packing their bags.


5. Tiger Woods Is Recovering From Back Surgery

(Getty)

(Getty)

Tiger isn’t in the field for the first time in 20 years because he’s recovering from back surgery. His absence could have an impact on everything from TV ratings to exposure from brands such as Nike that are endorsed by Tiger.

Jordan Spieth: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Twenty-year-old Texan Jordan Spieth nearly made history today at Augusta. Everything you need to know about the up-and-coming star:

Click here to read more

Respond To This

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More News you need to know

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 444 other followers