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Masters resumes with Woods near the lead

The second round of the Masters is under way after some heavy showers overnight. And Tiger Woods is just two shots off the lead.

Tiger Woods, left, shakes hands with K.J. Choi following their first round of the Masters on Thursday in Augusta.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The second round of the Masters is under way after some heavy showers overnight. And Tiger Woods is just two shots off the lead.

After a five-month layoff during which his marriage and reputation suffered heavy damage, Woods came back yesterday to shoot a 4-under-par 68, his best first-round ever at the Masters.

The four-time Masters champion received a big cheer from the crowd when his name was announced on the first tee box at Augusta National.

Aside from that, it was old timer's day at the first round of the Masters. Fifty-year-old Fred Couples is the oldest player to have the outright first-round lead following his 6-under 66 and 60-year-old Tom Watson is in a four-way tie for second just one shot back.


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