PGA veteran Fred Couples got in his time machine and turned the dial to 1992— when Couples won his first and only Masters— on Friday in Augusta as he shot five under par to tie with Jason Dufner for the Masters lead at -5. There's been no confirmation yet that Couples was blasting Boyz II Men as he shot his way around Augusta, but if he can hold onto the lead into Sunday, it would be one of the most improbable runs at a Masters title in the tournament's history.
Couples is tied atop the leaderboard with the aforementioned Dufner, who was last spotted on the national scene coming up short in a three-man playoff in the 2011 PGA Championship. The lead is by no means comfortable, though, as the two are only up a single shot on two of the best players in the world— Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson— as well as Sergio Garcia.
Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, the Masters' two favorites along with McIlroy, have had varying degrees of success in the first two rounds. Mickelson is three shots off the lead at -2, but Woods— who will enter Saturday at +3— has not been able to carry over the momentum from his win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational last week.