The Masters in 2014 may not have Tiger Woods, but that hasn’t seemed to have degraded most people’s interest in watching it. After hearing that Tiger was out of The Masters this year, ticket prices plummeted for those who could attend in person. But with Round 1 of The Masters in the books, you’d never know that demand was supposedly down. Round 2 is underway now, with the latest news being Bubba Watson chipping in a birdie on No. 12 to move back into a tie for first place with a 4-under for the tournament. If you want to see the action for yourself, you can watch The Masters live online free streaming using any number of services.
Bill Haas was the leader in the clubhouse after Round 1 of The Masters. Haas grew up watching his father play here for years, so competing in the 2014 tournament has got to be a proud moment for the Haas household. Setting the pace with a Round 1 68, including a birdie at the 18th hole? That’s the stuff that makes dads particularly proud.
So far in today’s Round 2 Haas has played well, shooting three-under for the day. The only issue with that is being tied for fourth place with six other golfers as of this writing. Bubba Watson is leading the pack with a five-under through 13, and K.J. Choi and Kevin Stadler are tied for second with a four-under round.
Yesterday Watson was the only player without a bogey on his card, and that momentum appears to be carrying him in Round 2 today at Augusta National. Yesterday’s opening round marked the first time Haas shot in the 60s at the famed course, earning him a one-stroke lead over several major champions.
With Bubba Watson on the hunt today, Haas’ lead isn’t likely to stay. In fact, he’ll need a huge Round 2 to stay in the top 10, considering all the ties currently in the clubhouse. After Round 1 alone there were 19 players within 3 shots of the lead, including Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Fred Couples and Rickie Fowler.
Needless to say, Round 2 of The Masters should be quite entertaining even without Tiger Woods. You can watch The Masters live online free streaming on both ESPN and CBS Sports Online. If you’re at home or near a TV, The 2014 Masters is being broadcast live on ESPN for those who subscribe to that channel via their local cable provider or satellite company. If you’re not near a set, you can watch The Masters live live online on ESPN3, which is also available through the ESPN mobile app if you’re an ESPN subscriber. Another option is to watch The Masters on CBS Sports’ website, which you can find here. It’s not the full broadcast, but it’s close.