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Masters Leaderboard: Rory McIlroy Stretches Lead, Tiger Woods Awakens

Rory McIlroy is well on his way to the 36-hole lead at The Masters and is working on another steady round. McIlroy is 3-under on the day and 10-under for the tournament, three shots clear of K.J. Choi, who is in the clubhouse at 7-under after a round of 70. Tiger Woods has finally snapped to it and is in the midst of a birdie streak, shaking off a rocky start to the day to slowly climb the leaderboard.

Woods has birdied his last three holes — Nos. 8, 9 and 10 — to get to 2-under on the day and 3-under for the tournament. Tiger started his day with a bogey on No. 1, a birdie on No. 2 and another bogey on No. 3 In fact his entire front nine was an adventure, with only two pars and the rest either bogeys or birdies. But he did end the front in style, with a birdie on No. 6, followed by a bogey on No. 7, and the aforementioned streak.

McIlroy looks solid again on Friday as he steadily plods along at Augusta National. Through 14 holes, McIlroy has four birdies and one bogey, with the lone over par score coming on No. 12. He followed that up with a birdie on No. 13 to get back to 10-under, well clear of the field.

Jason Day is coming on strong after a first round 72 and currently sits at a blistering 6-under through 13 holes. Day moved from just inside the cut line to near the top of the leaderboard, and still has five holes to play. A full leaderboard can be found at The Masters website.

We’ll be following all the action in our 2011 Masters StoryStream throughout the day, so check back early and often for the latest updates. For more on the tournament, check out SB Nation’s full 2011 Masters coverage, or head over to SB Nation Atlanta.