AUGUSTA, Ga. – Mark O’Meara did more than make his first cut in 10 years at the Masters.
With a 4-under-par 68 Friday, O’Meara climbed on to the leaderboard.
When the ’98 Masters champ signed his scorecard after completing his second round, he was sitting tied for fifth at 3-under 141.
At 58, O’Meara will be oldest player competing this weekend at Augusta National. He isn’t the oldest to make the cut here, though. Tommy Aaron was 63 when he made the cut in 2000.
“I've been hitting the ball pretty well almost all year,” O’Meara said. “I played the practice rounds Monday and Tuesday with Tiger. Even he commented, `Wow, you're like driving it, man. You're a better driver of the ball than I've ever seen.’”
O’Meara said he was happy to see Woods playing well and cracked that he may even have given Woods some extra motivation.
“He probably saw my name go up on the board, and he's like, `I can't let the old man beat me. I better play good today.’ So I'm really happy for him,” O’Meara said. “Hopefully, I'll play well on the weekend.”