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They said it: Best quotes from Masters Day 2

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Through 36 holes at the 82nd Masters, Patrick Reed has carved out a two-shot lead over Marc Leishman. Lurking not far behind are several major champions. Here are the best quotes from Friday at Augusta National:

“Everyone wants to win and if you don’t believe you can win them then you probably shouldn’t be playing in them.” – Patrick Reed (First)


“I’m not sure what to expect. If there’s a rain delay, I'll be resting. This weekend, you know, in contention at the Masters is nothing new to me, and therefore I won’t be extremely anxious, I don’t think.” – Jordan Spieth (T-4)


“It was a good day, it was solid, nothing crazy, nothing out of the ordinary, I just tried to stay patient versus how I finished yesterday, and understand that the back nine, although I didn’t play it well yesterday, you can make a lot of birdies where you can kind of get on a little run.” – Justin Thomas (T-6)


“I know what I need to do, I’m just not doing it. I need to do a better job of it tomorrow. If I can drive like I did today, feeling‑wise, and hit those shots, give myself a chance, and if I clean up my iron play. I’m hitting so many beautiful putts, right around the hole. So if I get off to a quick start and get it rolling, get some momentum going….” – Tiger Woods (T-40)


“I think the last couple of years I’ve played good Saturdays to get into the final group. And tomorrow is moving day for that purpose. And hopefully I can come out tomorrow strong, and put myself right in there on Sunday.” – Justin Rose (T-8)


“I managed my way around this course in a good way, didn’t make too many mistakes, even though I was a little frustrated with the way I hit the ball at times, I didn’t feel like I brought the long game that I would like to have out there. I still kept it together and made some good par saves and some good putts. So all in all it’s a good score.” – Henrik Stenson (third)


“It was a tough day out there and happy to get off to the start I did and then not make too many mistakes, which is very important on a day like today.” – Marc Leishman (second)


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“There was a couple of shots that I wish I could have back, and a couple of putts here and there. All in all it was a great day. Anytime you shoot under par or in the 60s around this place you’re doing something right.” – Bubba Watson (T-8)


“I was always going to be fatigued. I’m never going to be fresh, am I, coming into this week. I’m under prepared, I got here Tuesday afternoon, I needed to have a day off from Monday, from a practice perspective, yeah, I’m under practiced.” – Ian Poulter (T-46)


“Being up there around the lead going into the weekend, it’s a good position to be in. But I think I’m happier with how I’ve felt and how I’ve handled certain things and how my thought process has been. That’s been a pleasing thing.” – Rory McIlroy (T-4)


“The greens are very tough. They’re a fine line. Not very often do you get a gimme after having anything outside of 20 feet. It’s really tough to put it in the 2-foot circle, just because of how quick they are and the slopes. We’re in a good spot going into the weekend.” – Rickie Fowler (T-8)


“Playing in the Masters, just the whole thing. This place is incredible. The second you walk in. It’s tough to pick out one thing, because there's so many special things. That’s probably the overall thing, being able to play here.” – Matt Parziale (MC)


“There’s always something to sort out. I need to drive it a little better on the weekend to have a proper go at it.” – Louis Oosthuizen (T-8)


“I think this place keeps you on edge because of the fact that on almost every shot that line between birdie and bogey is so fine. You either have to be sharp or you really have to be clean and with these conditions, if you’re not sharp I felt like I was doing a whole lot of scrambling and for the most part I was getting away with scrambling pretty well today.” – Matt Kuchar (T-14)


“It feels a lot better than it did yesterday, so we’re trending in the right direction. I was able to transfer my weight a little bit better today than yesterday. So it’s looking on the up.” – Tony Finau (T-8)


“I didn’t get down on myself because that’s what this golf course wants you to do, and this Masters tournament, just because of all the things, I mean what the Masters represents. They do a great job of trying to distract you from what you’re trying to do.” – Doug Ghim (T-40)