A pack of lesser-known players is pursuing Jordan Spieth at the Masters, and some other big names are lurking not too far behind.
Danny Lee and Shane Lowry surprisingly tied for second two strokes behind Spieth’s 6-under 66 get a couple hours head start in Friday’s second round before Spieth resumes his attack on Augusta National just before 1 p.m.
1 Jason Day, who struggled on the back nine Thursday to fall six strokes behind Spieth, will be back on the course around 10 a.m.
Spieth is hoping to match Arnold Palmer’s record Masters streak of finishing six rounds with the lead.
There are other big second-day story lines to watch, beyond even Spieth’s encore round.
How will Day rebound from Thursday’s 41 on the back nine after making the turn at 5 under? He tees off a few hours before Spieth and isn’t altogether displeased with his starting point to the last few days.