AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the second round at the Masters (all times local):
Bryson DeChambeau isn’t having much trouble navigating the soggy course at Augusta National early in the second round of the Masters. Brooks Koepka, however, ran into some early trouble.
The 28-year-old DeChambeau made birdie on No. 2 and is now alone atop the leaderboard at 7-under.
Koepka, who came into Friday tied with DeChambeau in first place, made birdie on his first hole but then made double bogey on No. 2 after hitting his drive into the trees and having to take a drop.
Phil Mickelson is one shot back at 6-under after a birdie on No. 2. Koepka is in third place, two shots back.
The leaders heading into the second round at the Masters are all set to tee off in the next 30 minutes on what’s expected to be a very soft course after steady morning rain.
The rain tapered off by midmorning Friday and the sun even started to occasionally peek through the clouds at Augusta National.
Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson are in the 10:42 a.m. group. Phil Mickelson tees off at 10:53 a.m. and Brooks Koepka at 11:04 a.m.
DeChambeau and Koepka are at 6-under. Mickleson is one shot behind and Johnson is two shots back.
Chances of Augusta National getting firm and fast for the weekend at the Masters are looking as dreary as the morning sky.
Light rain was falling in the hour before the second round was to begin, and the course figures to be even softer than it was in the opening round when Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau each opened with a 6-under 66.
They are among the early starters for the second round.
The top five players on the leaderboard — Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter are right behind — play in the morning.
Tiger Woods, who was four shots behind, is among the last to tee off.
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