There are multiple marquee pairings Saturday at Augusta National but it's hard to top these three in a row: Spieth-Mickelson, Rose-Scott, Rahm-Couples.
In the final pairing is Sergio Garcia, playing with Charley Hoffman who share the lead with Thomas Pieters and Rickie Fowler at -4. Steve DiMeglio's USA Today lede notes that Sergio is possibly the biggest story given his track record here and 2012 comments.
John Huggan on what a tortured history at Augusta it has been for the Spaniard.
Babineau also covers what was a joyless day for the players in relentlessly stressful conditions. The weekend should be much kinder.
Golf.com’s Alan Bastable followed Phil Mickelson’s round and reports.
The amazing Fred Couples is just three back and more incredibly, back at Augusta after sitting out in 2017. Beth Ann Nichols on his resurgence at 57.
Billy Walters won’t be wearing a green jacket in this lifetime, among other first world problems he’s experiencing today. A.J. Perez reports for USA Today.
ESPN.com’s Michael Collins shares his full chat with a player who is not named and they talk about what it was like out there the first two days.
Thomas Pieters may have had the most impressive hole of the day, eagling 13 from the pine straw.
Masters 2017: Thomas Pieters | 13th Hole, Round 2 pic.twitter.com/TsaqkvESkq— Masters Highlights (@MastersMoments) April 7, 2017
And there was Branden Grace’s hole out, one of the few roars on another tough day for players to attack the course.
Masters 2017: Branden Grace | 15th Hole, Round 2 pic.twitter.com/W7Md4mEARD— Masters Highlights (@MastersMoments) April 7, 2017