After an exciting Thursday at the 2011 Masters, two young Europeans have jumped out ahead of the field in Northern Ireland's Rory Mcilroy and Spain's Alvaro Quiros. Both men currently sit two shots in front of the field at -7 par, but with the course likely drying out a bit with another day of warm, sunny weather, the field may bunch up a bit with birdies harder to come by.
The pairings are the same as yesterday, but the morning pairings essentially swapped starting times with the afternoon ones, so if you teed off in the morning Thursday you will tee off in the afternoon Friday.
Here are some of the pairings to watch on Friday at the Masters (all times EST):
9:13 a.m.- Ricky Barnes, Tom Watson, Jason Bohn: Stockton, CA native Ricky Barnes is only three shots back at -4 par, and when you're paired with a legend like Tom Watson, you never know what kind of incredible things can happen...
10:30 a.m.- Phil Mickelson, Geoff Ogilvy, Peter Uihlein (a): Mickelson and Ogilvy have put themselves in position to make a move at -2 and -3 par respectively, while the amateur Uihlein is tied with Standford University's David Chung for low amateur after the first round.
10:41 a.m.- Alvaro Quiros, Jhonattan Vegas, Gary Woodland: This trio of young studs was a crowd favorite yesterday, crushing drives, sinking eagle putts, and showing the field that they can compete with the best in the world. Can Quiros maintain his lead on the rest of the field or will his pairing make a move up the leaderboard?
12:42 p.m.- Rory Mcilroy, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day: Despite their inexperience Mcilroy ran out to a two shot lead and Rickie Fowler shot -2 par in his first round ever at the Masters. Both of these guys have the talent to string together a lot of birdies, let's see if they keep it up today.
1:48 p.m.- Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell, Robert Allenby: Tiger currently sits at -1 par and will be looking to make up some ground on the leaders while McDowell and Allenby (+2, +3 respectively) will probably have to fight to make the cut. I'm looking for some Tiger magic at Augusta today...
Dont Forget the other Bay Area boys:
11:03 a.m.- Amateur David Chung from Stanford University is at even par, tied for low amateur through the first round.
11:47 a.m.- Fresno State Alum Nick Watney also sits at even par, looking to make a charge on Friday.
Tee times from ESPN.com:
|Friday tee times|
|Starting time (ET), players|
|7:45 a.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Stuart Appleby, Charle Hoffman|
|7:56 a.m.: Ian Woosnam, D.A. Points, Ben Crane|
|8:07 a.m.: Craig Stadler, Kevin Streelman, Nathan Smith|
|8:18 a.m.: Peter Hanson, Kyung-Tae Kim, Ryan Moore|
|8:29 a.m.: Angel Cabrera, Ian Poulter, David Toms|
|8:40 a.m.: Trevor Immelman, Lucas Glover, Hideki Matsuyama|
|8:51 a.m.: Zach Johnson, Y.E. Yang, Miguel Angel Jimenez|
|9:02 a.m.: Jose Maria Olazabal, Davis Love III, Lion Kim|
|9:13 a.m.: Tom Watson, Ricky Barnes, Jason Bohn|
|9:24 a.m.: Fred Couples, Luke Donald, Steve Stricker|
|9:35 a.m.: Anthony Kim, Henrik Stenson, Steve Marino|
|9:57 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Paul Casey, Edoardo Molinari|
|10:08 a.m.: Stewart Cink, Jim Furyk, Yuta Ikeda|
|10:19 a.m.: Justin Rose, K.J. Choi, Louis Oostuhuizen|
|10:30 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Geoff Ogilvy, Peter Uihlein|
|10:41 a.m.: Jhonattan Vegas, Gary Woodland, Alvaro Quiros|
|10:52 a.m.: Jonathan Byrd, Ross Fisher, Sean O'Hair|
|11:03 a.m.: Sandy Lyle, Alexander Cejka, David Chung|
|11:14 a.m.: Jerry Kelly, Camilo Villegas, Jeff Overton|
|11:25 a.m.: Ben Crenshaw, Brandt Snederker, Kevin Na|
|11:36 a.m.: Mark O'Meara, Anders Hansen, Heath Slocum|
|11:47 a.m.: Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, Nick Watney|
|12:09 p.m.: Vijay Singh, Tim Clark, Aaron Baddeley|
|12:20 p.m.: Gregory Havret, Carl Pettersson, Ryan Palmer|
|12:31 p.m.: Martin Laird, Mark Wilson, Bo Van Pelt|
|12:42 p.m.: Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day|
|12:53 p.m.: Mike Weir, Hiroyuki Fujita, Retief Goosen|
|1:04 p.m.: Padraig Harrington, Ryo Ishikawa, Bill Haas|
|1:15 p.m.: Larry Mize, Rory Sabbatini, Jin Jeong|
|1:26 p.m.: Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood, Matt Kuchar|
|1:37 p.m.: Hunter Mahan, Ernie Els, Francesco Molinari|
|1:48 p.m.: Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell, Robert Allenby|
|1:59 p.m.: Arjun Atwal, Sergio Garcia, Robert Karlsson|