Brooks Koepka of the United States plays his shot from the third tee during the second round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia.
Even on a Friday in the rain.
Not counting the lone cameraman and Masters media employees, there was one reporter present for every major championship Koepka has won over the past 22 months. Three have been No. 1 in the world.
British Open victor Oosthuizen also joined the party with a 68, while world number two Dustin Johnson returned a two-under 70 who to join Woods at six-under.
"Hopefully the putter can warm up a little bit", Scott said. Until now, Finau was best known at Augusta for dislocating his ankle a year ago while celebrating an ace in the par-3 tournament that precedes the Masters.
Another wayward drive on the long 15th meant he had to lay up short of the green, but when Woods drained his birdie putt the uppercut celebration was a vintage from 2005 when he won the last of his Green Jackets. "And that's what I want to focus on and I know that I'm playing well enough".
Not since 2013 in the British Open as Muirfield has he been within two shots of the lead. He chased Koepka to the finish line in the PGA Championship. Not the one-shot deficit.
But that's not just anyone he's trailing.
Former Golf Channel statistician Justin Ray highlights Molinari's unbelievable recent run in majors, pointing out the Italian is combined for 31-under across his last 163 holes played in majors.
Molinari has put together a remarkable run this week, with his only bogey coming at the 11th hole during the first round.
"I could care less", Koepka said. The easy-going Finau changed into the left shoe when he got to the seventh hole, promptly all sorts of chuckles and good will. "We've got to get up early and get after it".
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After a great escape from the trees following a wayward drive, the crowd rushed to follow Woods to the green. But things nearly took a serious turn for the worse following a remarkable shot on the 14th hole.
Barely able to walk after throwing out his back bending over to kiss his daughter on the practice range on Thursday, the battling Australian somehow turned in a near flawless scorecard, with six birdies and a single bogey.
No one figures to be as excited as Finau, who turned his ankle celebrating a hole-in-one in the par 3 contest previous year.
Here he is, with a lot of company.
That he would go on to birdie the hole was but one aspect of a wild second round at the Masters. The shot was pure, hooking around the pines to the green.
The chances of the tournament finishing on time after officials opted for an unprecedented two-tee start for the final round, with the first groups out at 0730 local time.
The delay lasted only 29 minutes.
Up at the green, Woods slid in the curving 20-footer for birdie to send the patrons into raptures.
"I always thought that if you care about something, you're going to feel pressure and I've always felt it, from the first time I remember ever playing a golf tournament to now", said Woods.
Mickelson stumbled to a 73 but still was only three shots behind. He still was within four shots, along with Thomas, who had a 68.
Rory McIlroy's career Grand Slam bid is all but over for another year.
Chinese star Li did not play his best, but still managed to advance into next round after scoring a 146 after two rounds.