Five Tied at the Top at 9 Under Par in Augusta
Saturday, November 14, 2020

    Although there were still several players out on the course when play was suspended at sunset yesterday, it appeared as though there would be 60 remaining to contest the final 36 holes at The Masters

    With the projected cut sitting at even par, there were exactly 60 players eligible to make it into today's third round. However, Rafa Cabrera Bello had one hole to play, and if he took a bogey and dropped from even par to one over, it would have brought all the plus 1's into the top 60. 

    There's a logjam at the top at 9 under among Abraham Ancer, Cameron Smith, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm, followed by five at 8 under, including Patrick Reed and Hideki Matsuyama. 

    Tiger Woods couldn't repeat his opening-round of 4-under 68, and his 1-under 71 left him at 5 under, tied for 17th, along with Phil Mickelson, who shot 69-70. Tiger made four birdie and no bogeys on Thursday, but he had two bogeys in round 2 to keep him from getting closer to the leaders. 

    Mickelson is one of four Champions Tour eligibles to make the cut. Bernhard Langer (-3), Lee Westwood (-2) and Mike Weir (-1) will play on the weekend, too, although Weir still had one hole to play. 

    Billy Horschel is very much alive at 4 under (70-70), as is Seminole Brooks Koepka is 5 under (70-69).  

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