You Oughta Know: Better be close entering weekend


AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jordan Spieth bogeyed two of the last three holes at Augusta National but still holds a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy heading into the weekend at the Masters. Here are things You Oughta Know after the second round of the 80th Masters:

 Fifty-seven of 79 Masters winners have been in third place or better after two rounds. That’s a 72.2 percent clip.

 Seven of the last nine major winners have at least shared the 36-hole lead.

 The last Masters champion to come from outside the top 10 after 36 holes was Charl Schwartzel in 2011. He was tied for 12th place.

 This marks the first time that two multiple major champions age 26 or younger will play together in the final group on the weekend at the Masters.

 Only four players were under par in the second round. It’s the fewest in a Masters round since the final round in 2008.

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 A second-round 74 was Spieth’s first career round over par at the Masters. He also recorded a career-high five bogeys.

 This is the seventh time Spieth has held at least a share of the lead after a round and it’s the sixth consecutive time he’s done so.

 McIlroy’s second-round 71 was his eighth consecutive round under par in the Masters. It’s also his seventh consecutive round under par in any major. Nineteen of his last 22 rounds in major have been under par.

 McIlroy is 3 under for the tournament but is a combined 7 under on the par 5s this week.

 Amateur Bryson DeChambeau is tied for eighth place, that’s the best 36-hole position by an amateur in the Masters since Ryan Moore in 2005. No amateur has ever won the Masters.

 Phil Mickelson’s second-round 79 was the worst round of his Masters career. He’s played 90 rounds at Augusta National. It’s his second missed cut in the last three years.

Note: Golf Channel’s editorial research unit contributed to this report.