After shooting a one-over par 73 yesterday in his first round, Thomas Bjorn was still in the thick of things as the course got the best of most of the field on day one of the 2014 Masters. Bjorn was able to take advantage early of newer and slightly easier hole locations on day two as he was able to shoot a four-under par 68, which moved him well up the leaderboard at three-under overall for the tournament.
Bjorn was playing a relatively even round most of the morning and was able to string together a run of birdies on holes 14, 15 and 16 to make a strong close to his round. Playing great approach shots, Bjorn was able to one-putt each of those greens to push his birdie total today to seven. His game was looking great, and he would have been tied for second had it not been for a late bogey on 17 that ended his streak of three straight birdies. Bjorn would then birdie the par 4 18th hole to finish out an impressive second round.
Bjorn will find himself in impressive company atop the leaderboards at the close of day two as Bubba Watson was able to continue his impressive early round play. though not many players were able to find as many birdies as Bjorn did early this morning. Perhaps Bjorn knew something the others did not today or more simply he was able to find his game at the right time. Hopefully he can keep this impressive run of birdies going into the weekend.
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