Cold weather cools scoring early on Day 2


The Associated Press Three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson is not wearing shirt sleeves this morning at the Masters. With temperatures in the low 50s and a little wind, low scores were hard to find early on Friday in Augusta.

After his 2-over par first round, three time Masters champion Phil Mickelson wasn't bothered by the early gap between him and the leaders.

“With a hot round tomorrow, I'll get right back in it for the weekend,” he said Thursday.

But the hot didn't come.

Rain blew in late Thursday night and dark, windy skies followed. The temperature barely crossed 50 by midday.

The rocky morning weather tempered scoring for those with early tee times. The best of the morning groups was Sean O'Hair who is 3-under through 16 and 2-under for the tournament.

But with morning turning to afternoon, it seems the course, and the weather are starting to give.

Mickelson is 2-under after four, with two straight birdies on Nos. 3 and 4. Rory McIlroy also birdied those two holes to join Mickelson and Sergio Garcia at 2-under early in the round.

There are currently 10 players at 1-under, with the rest of the field even-par, including leader Lee Westwood who has opened Day 2 with eight straight pars.