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|Masters Roundup -- 4/9/10
|AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- "It feels good to be back in contention."
That was the reaction of Tiger Woods, who is two shots off the lead entering today's third round of the Masters.
With the Augusta National course playing tougher, the four-time champion carded a 2-under 70. He trails England's Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood who are tied at 8-under.
Poulter signed for a 4-under-68 and Westwood shot a 69 after a double-bogey on 16 and a bogey on 18.
Joining Woods at 6-under are Phil Mickelson, Anthony Kim, K.J. Choi and Ricky Barnes.
First-round leader Fred Couples struggled to a 3-over 75 and has fallen five shots behind Poulter. Tom Watson shot a 74 and is also at 3-under after 36 holes.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- The tougher conditions at Augusta were too much for some of the most well-known names in the game. Ben Curtis and Padraig Harrington both shot 75s and missed the cut by one shot.
Former winner Bernard Langer shot a 78 and missed by one shot, as did Mark O'Meara and Luke Donald. Justin Leonard, David Duval, Rory Sabbatini, Vijay Singh, Ben Crenshaw and Jim Furyk also are taking the weekend off.
On the positive side, Matteo Manassero could show guys twice his age a thing or two.
The 16-year-old from Italy became the youngest person ever to make the cut at the Masters, making three long par putts on the back nine to finish at 3-over -- right on the cutline.
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