Dustin Johnson's withdrawl due to a back injuryhas opened the door for other golfers to challenge for the Green Jacket atop the 2017 Masters leaderboard.
Charley Hoffman andSergio Garcia share the lead at 4-under after theirRound 2 scores.Hoffman came into the day with a 4-stroke lead but finished the day with a 3-over 75 to allow Garcia to jump in.
The 40-year-old Hoffman is playing in just his fourth Masters, but he has had success at Augusta. He's finished in the top 30 in all three appearences, including 2015 whenhe opened the tournament with a 67 that had him tied for second behind eventual champion Jordan Spieth. Hoffman ended up finishing tied for ninth.
Phil Mickelson (-1) had a good start to the tournament and sitstied for fourth, while other notables likeJordan Spieth (+3),Jason Day (+2), Rickie Fowler (+1) andRory McIlroy (E), who is now the odds-on favorite to win the Masters, all had up-and-down performances Thursday.
The first pairing teed off at 8 a.m. ET on Fridayand the final group is set to headout at 2:03 p.m.
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Sergio Garcia made a run at Hoffman to grab a share of the lead, but a triple bogey dropped Garcia back to -1.
Interesting note as we head into Round 2. Could be good news for Charley Hoffman (-7), William McGirt (-3), Lee Westwood (-2), Kevin Chappell (-1), Jason Dufner (-1), Matthew Fitzpatrick (-1), Sergio Garcia (-1), Phil Mickelson (-1), Russell Henley (-1), Justin Rose (-1) or Andy Sullivan (-1).
Every Masters champ since 2006 has posted a red number in the opening round.
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A recap of Round 1 highlights while we wait for Round 2 to get underway.
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