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2014 Masters: Adam Scott’s Strong Back Nine in Round 2 Keeps Repeat Chances Alive

Adam Scott

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After one day at the 2014 Masters it was so far, so good for Adam Scott. The 33-year old Australian posted a score of (-3), which had him just one stroke off the lead.

Day two didn’t quite start the way he would have liked it to, though. Scott shot a 39 on the front nine and it looked like his repeat chances were slipping away. But thanks to birdies on 12,13 and 15, he’s right back in the thick of things as the weekend approaches.

“Patience came into it on the back nine. I just tried to remember all the good shots I hit yesterday and had to execute and managed to make something happen to move back into the red numbers…Tomorrow’s a big day for everyone. I’d like to close that gap to feel like I’m starting Sunday with a great chance,” said Scott.

So as it stands currently, Scott is even for the tournament and four strokes back of Bubba Watson. All things considered, that’s a great place to be after the cut.

Of all the big name golfers left and of all the storylines for fans to follow in rounds three and four, Scott and his pursuit of a second consecutive Masters title will arguably be the most compelling. Phil Mickelson missed the cut at Augusta for the first time in 17 years and Rory McIlroy just made it at (+5).

Most eyeballs will be on Scott and Watson as the tournament winds down, which would certainly make for a fitting conclusion to the 78th Masters as they’re the last two golfers to don the green jacket.