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Live - The Masters day two

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Well, ladies and gentlemen, the 73rd Masters is well and truly under way and, after a first day during which more birdies were sunk than at the Annual Nebraska Pheasant Hunt, one question is on the lips of everyone ahead of day two - the course can't remain this welcoming all weekend... can it?

The big winners of the opening day then, aside from the course-side sun-tan lotion venders, were American trio Chad Campbell, Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan. Those three are separated by a single shot at the top of the leaderboard and showed more than enough to suggest they each have the talent to stay the course this weekend.

But there was cause for optimism among the game's more celebrated names too. Tiger Woods fired a steady 70 in his first major since an eight-month lay-off following knee surgery, Padraig Harrington kicked off his attempt to keep his "Paddy Slam" dreams alive with a 69, and European hopefuls Ross Fisher, Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood and Bernhard Langer are all firmly in the mix after round one.

Which all leads me to my first question of the day... who were your big winners and losers of the first round and where's your money going into day two? As always, I'd be honoured and delighted if you would send me your inner-most thoughts - preferably, but not necessarily exclusively, about golf more than anything else - via text on 81111 or on here, the weird and wonderful world of 606.

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comment by Sparkle (U6726749)

posted Apr 11, 2009

Cabrera to win. You just get the impression he doesn't give a stuff if he does well or the pressure's off.

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posted Apr 11, 2009

Lets all kick sand in the bunkers

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comment by G_K___ (U1677408)

posted Apr 11, 2009

Congratulations on Tiger Woods on drawing level with Masters legend Sandy Lyle.

A few more years and the injury-prone media-friendly American could be up there with the big guns.

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posted Apr 11, 2009

Fascinating 2 days coming up-Will the leaders be able to keep going-or will they drop off.

Apart from perry none of them have been in any decent form recently.

woods will need to shoot around 4 under to have any real chance i should think.

I still wouldn't back against woods yet though.

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posted Apr 11, 2009

mcilroy should have been punished, banned from all pga events for six months, fined, forced to apologise and had all his future scores carry a twelve-stroke penalty for the next five years.

There is no worse crime than being young and talented, and i'm sure the british sporting public will want him watched like a hawk for any tiny infringement until he learns to become old, inconsistent and a gracious runner-up.

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comment by SGL (U10849794)

posted Apr 11, 2009

There is a great mix of players within striking distance.

Any one of them could come out of the pack today and hit a low-mid 60 score(subject to conditions).

The tournie is really shaping up for a grandstand finish.

They still have to be wary of the Tiger though.If he gets his putter going watch out for sparks.

Right off for 18 holes in great weatherbiggrin

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posted Apr 11, 2009

dont write tigger off yet !!!!!

It might bite you in the face...

Hows about this, and I only bet on Masters, Open and National if I evenbet at all.

5 Perry to win @ 70/1
3 A. Kim to win @ 50/1
1 J. Furyk to win @ 60/1
5 J. Ogilvy to win @ 18/1
..and J.Furyk to win his opening round group 3 ball at 9/4 10

already have my money back and waitn 4 more laugh

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comment by Rich (U2016103)

posted Apr 11, 2009

I must comment once again by the lack of guidance given to Mcilroy by his caddie,this guy has cost him a victory in switzerland last year and his chance in the masters this year.For one who is allegedly experienced why did he not step in to help on the 16th and again on the 18th surely now his,management team must correct this before it cost Rory more titles

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posted Apr 11, 2009

todays predictions....

Tiger and Ogilvy to both shoot 68

both leaders to shoot 1 over... cabrera to be 2 ahead come end of day

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posted Apr 11, 2009

its on live on redbutton now.

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