The Masters: Round two recap
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 08: Justin Rose of England fist bumps Shane Lowry of Ireland on the 18th green during the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 08, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

With the 2021 Masters well and truly under way, round two did not disappoint with plenty of action and a few surprises along the way.

Justin Rose enters day three leading by just one shot with the chasing pack hot on his heels.

Here is a look at who impressed and who had a day to forget.

Dustin Johnson

With big names such as, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood failing to make the cut, perhaps the most surprising of all was Dustin Johnson.

The reigning champion struggled during round one and finished the opening day with an extremely disappointing score of 74, but things went from bad to worse for DJ in round two.

A score of 75 saw the world number one exit the tournament with a final total of +5 despite posting a record-setting -20 score in the rearranged 2020 Masters just five months ago.

Tony Finau

After ending round one two over par, Tony Finau played his way into contention with a score of 66, the joint-best score of the day alongside Bernd Wiesberger.

An incredible eagle on hole two which set him on his way to a -6 score and it was the par five holes where he really found joy with birdies on holes eight and 15 to add to his earlier eagle.

Finau has put himself in a great position and another great round today could see him in with a shout of his first major win. 

Will Zalatoris

At just 24 years old, W​ill Zalatoris has really started to make a name for himself this year and his performance so far at this years Masters can only aid his rise. 

Five birdies on the back nine saw him follow up a score of 70 in round one with an impressive 68. 

As one of just two Masters debutants to make the cut, Zalatoris sits level with Brian Harman and just one stroke behind Rose at the top, putting himself in with a shot of becoming the first golfer to win the tournament in their first appearance since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979.

Justin Thomas

Entering day one as many people's favourite to win this year's Masters, the first round did not go to plan for Justin Thomas. Three bogeys and just two birdies was not ideal as he ended the day one over par. 

However, when Thomas is on form there aren't many golfers in the world who come close to him and he showed just how good he can be on Friday.

Six birdies, including all three holes at Amen Corner, and just one bogey (on the final hole) resulted in a score of -5 for the round and -4 overall to take JT to within three shots of the lead.

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