Day two in Augusta begins with Charlie Hoffman out front and everyone else trying to claw their way back into it. Hoffman's 65 on Thursday was not far off the day one record at the Masters, and it staked him to a four stroke lead going into Friday.
The course was not particularly kind to Georgia Bulldogs on Thursday. Russell Henley continues to play some of his best golf in a while, going out early and carding a 71 (-1). That is good enough to put the Macon native in a tie for fourth with Phil Mickelson and others.
Kevin Kisner and Bubba Watson said at +2 tied for 26th. That's still inside the cutline, but certainly not guaranteed a spot on Saturday. Hudson Swafford finished at +5 in the opening round and has a good bit of work to do if he wants to return to the course tomorrow as a participant rather than a spectator.
Swafford is the only ‘Dawg teeing off in the really early groups today, having left the clubhouse at 8:11 this morning. Watson will hit the links at 10:56 this morning and Henley at 11:07. Kisner drew a 12:46 PM tee time. While the back nine was kind to several golfers yesterday afternoon, it remains to be seen if that somewhat anomalous result will hold.