Tiger played lights out for the last 13 holes. Focused. That’s what I saw. Jason Day, a guy whom I have never heard of, shot a 64 today. A 64!! Fred Couples continues to play well. McIIlroy has a two-stroke lead. We are set up for some great golf tomorrow if the weather stays dry.
Everyone could hear Tiger Woods charging on the back nine of Augusta National, with tree-rattling cheers after each of his five birdies as he made a familiar run up the leaderboard.
The question is whether the two youngsters ahead of him really cared.
Rory McIlroy, the 21-year-old from Northern Ireland, had already finished off his solid round of 3-under 69 Friday at the Masters. That gave him a two-shot lead over Jason Day, a 23-year-old from Australia, who showed off some of his fearless play with a 64.
It’s the first time McIlroy has held the lead in a major going into the weekend. And now he’s got Woods only three shots behind.
The kid didn’t seem too concerned.
“If you start thinking about anyone else here, if you let your mind wander at all, it can cost you a couple of shots,” McIlroy said. “I’ll be focusing on my targets and focusing on where I want my ball to go on the greens, and that’s all I can do. I don’t really care what anyone else does. I don’t need to know. (more…)