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Masters tracker: Following Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and the field in the second round at Augusta

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SportsPulse: Nancy Armour and Steve DiMeglio discuss the early story lines emerging at Augusta National, where Jordan Spieth leads after the first round. USA TODAY Sports

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The second round at The Masters is underway.

Follow along with us as we keep up with the latest on Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and the rest of the field from Augusta National.

After Thursday’s first round, Spieth was the leader following his opening 66 that included five consecutive birdies on the back nine. He bogeyed the 18th hole to finish at -6, holding a two-shot lead heading into Friday’s play.

With his solo lead after the first round, Spieth gives himself a chance to become the first player to ever win wire-to-wire twice at the Masters. He and four other players have accomplished the feat, but no player has done it twice.

Friday’s early play hasn’t seen any staggeringly low numbers as the field makes a push to qualify for the weekend. The cut line would currently sit around +4, but that can (and probably will) fluctuate throughout the day.

Tiger Woods will tee off at 1:27 p.m. ET.

Mickelson gets his money’s worth on No. 9

Phil Mickelson is not your average golfer, but on the 9th hole, he looked like you and me and made a mess of the par 4. He spent some time among the patrons before tapping-in for 7, a triple-bogey.

OK, 9 was a mess for Mickelson. Drive into trees, second off tree and leads to a penalty drop from same spot he hit second shot. Punch through trees up by green. Flop shot short. Two-putts from 45 feet and makes 7. Now +1 for tourney, 5 back

— Steve DiMeglio (@Steve_DiMeglio) April 6, 2018

The leaderboard is an absolute mess

For the time being, Bernd Wiesberger sits alone atop the leaderboard. The Austrian moved to 4-under after birdies on the 2nd and 3rd holes. Haven’t heard of Wiesberger? Don’t sweat it. The 32-year-old has never won a PGA Tour event, but has logged four wins on the European Tour and two on the Asian and Challenge tours. His best finish at Augusta National came in 2015, when he finished T22.

Bogeys stacking up for McIlroy

Rory McIlroy added another bogey to his card on the par 3 6th hole, dropping out of a tie for the lead and into second place at 2-under.

McIlroy, Kuchar bogey, slide back to pack

Rory McIlroy bogeyed No. 4 after back-to-back birdies. He’s now even on the day and -3 overall.

Matt Kuchar held the lead solo for just a moment, however, as he bogeyed the fifth hole to fall to -3 as well. There is now seven players at 3 under and atop the leaderboard.

Another bogey for Spieth at No. 2

Jordan Spieth again had trouble with his drive on No. 2 and had to settle for bogey on the par 5. He was at the front of the green after his third shot, but his birdie putt slid four feet past the hole and he missed the par putt coming back. He’s now -3 overall and sits in a tie for third.

McIlroy off to a hot start

Rory McIlroy boyed his first hole but rebounded for back-to-back birdies to get to -4 overall and in a tie for the lead with Matt Kuchar.

Spieth off to a rough start

Jordan Spieth drove the ball into the trees on the right side of No. 1 and struggled to get the ball back in play. After getting his third shot to the front edge of the green, he still needed three shots to get in the hole from there, taking a double bogey on the first and falling to 4 under overall and back into a tie for the lead.

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Jordan Spieth reacts after hitting his tee shot on

Jordan Spieth reacts after hitting his tee shot on the 2nd hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.  Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Rafael Cabrera Bello after putting on the 2nd green

Rafael Cabrera Bello after putting on the 2nd green during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6.  Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Dustin Johnson lines up a putt on the 2nd green during

Dustin Johnson lines up a putt on the 2nd green during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.  Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Patrons walk on the course in the morning during the

Patrons walk on the course in the morning during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.  Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 4th hole during

Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 4th hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5.  Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
A general view of Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar and Rickie

A general view of Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar and Rickie Fowler on the 2nd green during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.  Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Mark O'Meara briefly made an appearance on the leaderboard

Mark O’Meara briefly made an appearance on the leaderboard in the first round. Here he hits his tee shot on the 2nd hole during the Masters on April 5.  Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Wesley Bryan (left) and Ted Potter, Jr. on the 2nd

Wesley Bryan (left) and Ted Potter, Jr. on the 2nd green during the first round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5.  Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Parziale, a fireman who is also an amateur golfer,

Matt Parziale, a fireman who is also an amateur golfer, hits out of the rough on the 2nd hole during the first round of the Masters.  Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Gary Player greets Jack Nicklaus after hitting their

Gary Player greets Jack Nicklaus after hitting their ceremonial tee shots on the 1st hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.  Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Tiger Woods walks to the 2nd tee during the first round

Tiger Woods walks to the 2nd tee during the first round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5.  Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Brendan Steele chips onto the 2nd green during the

Brendan Steele chips onto the 2nd green during the first round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National.  Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the second green as

Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the second green as a gallery of patrons look on during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5.  Andrew Redington, Getty Images
Anna Lee Lavarnway looks at the leaderboard during

Anna Lee Lavarnway looks at the leaderboard during the first round at the Masters on April 5.  Charlie Riedel, AP
Zach Johnson hits his tee shot on the 2nd hole during

Zach Johnson hits his tee shot on the 2nd hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.  Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the 2nd hole during

Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the 2nd hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National on April 5. He made par on the hole.  Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Marc Leishman after putting on the 2nd green during

Marc Leishman after putting on the 2nd green during the first round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National.  Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
A fan gives Jason Day, of Australia, his ball back

A fan gives Jason Day, of Australia, his ball back after drinking the beer from the cup that it landed in during the first round at the Masters on April 5.  Chris Carlson, AP
Jason Day of Australia talks with a patron after his

Jason Day of Australia talks with a patron after his shot landed in the patron’s beverage during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5.  Patrick Smith, Getty Images
A detailed shot of shoes worn by Bubba Watson is seen

A detailed shot of shoes worn by Bubba Watson is seen during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5.  Andrew Redington, Getty Images
Tiger Woods after putting on the 7th green during the

Tiger Woods after putting on the 7th green during the first round of the Masters.  Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Tiger Woods and caddie Joe LaCava prepares to play

Tiger Woods and caddie Joe LaCava prepares to play on the second hole during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5.  Jamie Squire, Getty Images
Vijay Singh reacts after his tee shot on the 2nd hole

Vijay Singh reacts after his tee shot on the 2nd hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. He was on the leaderboard early after he made three birdies in the first four holes.  Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Tiger Woods with caddie Joe Lacava on the 4th tee during

Tiger Woods with caddie Joe Lacava on the 4th tee during the first round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.  Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Sergio Garcia reacts after hitting his tee shot on

Sergio Garcia reacts after hitting his tee shot on the 4th hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.  Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Sergio Garcia hits the ball into the water on the 15th

Sergio Garcia hits the ball into the water on the 15th hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. He needed 13 strokes on the par-5 hole.  Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Sergio Garcia is greeted by his wife Angela Akins Garcia

Sergio Garcia is greeted by his wife Angela Akins Garcia while walking to the 18th tee during the first round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National.  Michael Madrid, Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
Ian Poulter after putting on the 13th green during

Ian Poulter after putting on the 13th green during the first round of the Masters.  Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Haotong Li of China plays his second shot on the fifth

Haotong Li of China plays his second shot on the fifth hole during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5.  David Cannon, Getty Images
Tony Finau, who hurt his ankle celebrating an ace during

Tony Finau, who hurt his ankle celebrating an ace during the Par-3 Concest, reacts after putting on the 13th hole during the first round at the Masters.  Matt Slocum, AP

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