Number of strokes under par that Patrick Reed stood after 36 holes to lead the Masters. Reed shot 6-under 66 on Friday for a 135 total, which was two strokes ahead of Marc Leishman, who shot 67 for a 7-under 137 aggregate. Henrik Stenson (70) was third at 5-under 139. Jordan Spieth, who opened with a 66 for the first-round lead, struggled to a second-round 74 for a share of fourth place with Rory McIlroy (71). Dustin Johnson (68) and Justin Thomas (67), who are Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, in the Official World Golf Ranking, shared sixth place at 3-under 141 (scores).
Number of Masters Tournaments for Mark O’Meara, who announced that this year’s event would be his last as a competitor. O’Meara, 61, the 1998 Masters champion and a World Golf Hall of Fame member, shot 78-81 and missed the cut.
Forecast chance of rain today in Augusta, Ga., site of the third round of the Masters Tournament, according to the Weather Channel. Up to an inch of rain was expected, with 10-mph winds and a high of 66. The roughest weather was predicted from late morning through the afternoon (pairings).
Score for Doug Ghim, the lone amateur among six entered in the Masters to make the 36-hole cut for the weekend. He stood tied for 40th, at 6 over, after a second-round 76. Ghim, a University of Texas senior from Arlington Heights, Ill., was runner-up in last summer’s U.S. Amateur.