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Masters coverage: Eight golfers who can catch leader Francesco Molinari on Sunday

Masters coverage: Eight golfers who can catch leader Francesco Molinari on Sunday

The course record of 63 (set by Nick Price in 1986 and Greg Norman in 1996) appeared to be in jeopardy Saturday afternoon as several players were going low before the leaders even got on the back nine.

"I'm a little frustrated with couple of holes coming in, I missed a couple of opportunities", Poulter admitted. A more level-headed approach notes that while those strokes could end up being the difference between Tiger winning or not winning another green jacket, he's been all over the cup and all it will take is a well-timed heater to propel him to a 67 or 68 on Sunday.

The 14-time major victor is just a shot behind the all-star cast of Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen - all major winners - heading into the weekend.

"I did all the things I needed to do to post a good number". The first five-way tie for the lead after 36 holes at Augusta featured Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen.

Woods' birdie at the 11th - the only one there all day - seemed to spark him, as he then hit his tee shot stiff at the 12th, only to have the horn blow stopping play due to a risky weather situation. "I missed a 10-footer on 18th, three-putted on 14". "I think it's going to be an incredible weekend no matter what happens now". 'I just loved this course from the start, I felt instantly that it was right up my alley, ' he said. "But I holed some really good putts at 4 and 5 to save par". I can live with days when I'm hitting putts on my line and they just don't go in, that's the way it goes.

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Tiger Woods narrowly avoided injury Friday at the Masters after a GBI special agent slipped in the mud and almost wiped out Woods in the process.

The good news for Woods is none of the negatives seemed to bother him. Not the weather delay. Not the one-shot deficit. Finau suffered his dislocated ankle while celebrating a hole-in-one in the par three on the eve of the Masters, but it didn't sour his experience.

The only scare for Woods came on the 14th hole, when his drive went well left into the trees. Day, for example, has made seven birdies on the eight par-5s.

Remember 1986 when 46 year old Jack Nicklaus took on the best of the young guns Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman and showed them who's boss?

"Obviousl, y he's playing great, but there's a lot of guys who are playing great", Molinari said with a smile while discussing his pairing with Woods. He understands how to play here.