AUGUSTA, Ga. — Englishman Lee Westwood picked up 4 shots in his first seven holes Friday to grab the second-round lead at The Masters.
He shares it with countryman Ian Poulter, who birdied the 16th hole to get to 9 under along with Westwood.
Westwood, looking for his first major championship, eagled the second hole and birdied the third to move to 8 under, traded a bogey and birdie at the fifth and sixth, and then birdied the par-4 seventh.
Poulter, in a group of five players who shot 68 on Thursday, birdied both par-5s on the front side (No. 2 and No. 8) and then added birdies at the 12th, 13th and 16th holes on a sunny Friday at Augusta National.
Tiger Woods — who shot a remarkable 4-under 68 in his return to golf after 144 days away following an auto accident and the infidelity scandal that came out of it — is 6 under and climbing up the leaderboard through 16 holes.