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  • May 19, 2017 7:36 AM BST

    AUGUSTA, Ga. Alvin Kamara Jersey . -- Bubba Watson likes the way he looks in green. He wants to get that colour back in his wardrobe. Watson surged to the Masters lead with a spree of birdies on the back side Friday, positioning him for a weekend run at his second green jacket in three years. "Im trying to get the jacket back," Watson said. "I want that feeling again." The 2012 champion at Augusta National sparked the best run of the tournament so far when he stuck his tee shot at No. 12 within 3 feet of the cup. He tapped in for the first of five straight birdies that propelled him to a 4-under 68. Even after making his second bogey of the tournament by missing a short putt at the 18th, Watson walked off with his second straight round in the 60s, a 7-under 137 total and a three-stroke lead -- the biggest 36-hole advantage at Augusta since 2006. "Its not science here," Watson said. "Its try to hit the greens, and if youre hitting the greens that means youre obviously hitting your tee shots well. So thats all Im trying to do, just hit the greens." Look whos in the mix again, too: 54-year-old Fred Couples, who posted his second straight 71. This is the fifth straight year the 1992 winner has gone to the weekend in the top 10 -- he was leading two years ago -- but hes never been able to hang on. "I cant panic," said Couples, looking to become the oldest major champion in golf history. "Youre not going to pick up two or three shots here because you want to. Its not that kind of course. Youve got to hang in there, expect a tough shot here and there. Its going to be a tough day tomorrow." And dont count out defending champion Adam Scott, who got off to a rough start but rallied for 72. The Aussie was among those four shots back, still solidly in contention to become only the fourth back-to-back winner in Masters history. Watson opened Thursday with a 69 and went bogey-free through the first 26 holes, finally stumbling at the ninth. But that bogey was quickly forgotten when he put on a dazzling display of the golf that had the patrons roaring. He took advantage of both par 5s, sandwiched around a curling, 40-foot birdie putt at the 14th that prompted him to throw both arms in the air. Watson made it five in a row at the par-3 16th, pulling off another magnificent tee shot with the 9-iron, the ball rolling up about 4 feet short of the flag. He became only the fifth player in Masters history to run off nothing but birdies from the 12th to 16th holes. A year ago, the left-hander finished in a tie for 50th last year as the defending Masters champion, his worst showing in five previous appearances. He likes being two years removed from his title a whole lot better. "I was in awe when I was the champion," Watson said. "I didnt know how to handle it the best way, so I didnt play my best golf." Watsons closest pursuer was Australias John Senden, who birdied 14 and 15 on his way to a 68 and 140 overall. Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., shot an even-par second round, but his disappointing first round of 8 over will see him cut from the final weekend. The project cut is 4 over. Former Masters champion Mike Weir of Brights Grove, Ont., will almost assuredly move on after a round of even par. He followed four birdies on the front nine with four bogeys on the back to sit at 1 over after two rounds. Scott bogeyed three of the first five holes but wound up at 141. He was joined by Denmarks Thomas Bjorn, who birdied four of the last five holes for a 68; Swedens Jonas Blixt, who managed 71 despite a double-bogey at the 11th; and 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, hardly looking like an Augusta rookie when he closed out 70 with a birdie at the tough finishing hole. Five shots back with Couples were Jimmy Walker, a three-time PGA Tour winner this season who shot 72, and Jim Furyk, whose 68 matched Watson, Senden and Bjorn for the best round of the day. First-round leader Bill Haas, teeing off on a warm, sunny afternoon with the wind picking up and the greens getting firmer, was still at 4 under approaching the turn. Then came a miserable stretch of holes starting at No. 9: bogey, bogey, double-bogey, bogey, bogey. He staggered to a 78 -- 10 shots higher than the day before, knocking him nine shots back. At least Haas gets to keep playing. Three-time winner Phil Mickelson missed the Augusta cut for the first time since 1997. Lefty had a triple-bogey at the 12th, where he knocked three straight shots in bunkers for his second triple of the tournament. Three birdies on the back side gave him a glimmer of hope, but 73 totalled up to 149 -- one shot too many. "Its tough to overcome those big numbers," said Mickelson, who had plenty of big-name company beyond the cut line. Sergio Garcia, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Graeme McDowell, Dustin Johnson, Angel Cabrera and Charl Schwartzel were all headed home as well before the weekend.Marshon Lattimore Saints Jersey .C. -- Authorities say the brother of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has been shot and killed outside a South Carolina nightclub. Marshon Lattimore Jersey . Patrick Deslisle-Houde and David Rose each scored in the second to give the fourth-seeded Redmen a 3-1 lead after Jean-Philippe Mathieu scored in the first.PARIS - Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has challenged his players to face up to themselves following Saturdays 4-2 defeat at Bastia, citing their lack of mental strength and criticizing their propensity to give up at the slightest difficulty.Despite boasting one of the best strikers in the world in Zlatan Ibrahimovic and five players costing €40 million ($47 million) or more, PSG has lost two and drawn one of its last three league matches to slip to fourth place in the French title race.Poor defending, a lack of aggression in midfield, ill-discipline and fragile team spirit has blighted PSG this season.Saturdays loss came after PSG led 2-0 inside 20 minutes. Prior to the winter break, PSG lost 1-0 at struggling Guingamp, a team with a minute budget compared to PSGs.At the slightest difficulty, we give up ... There is a mental problem, Blanc said. When it comes to the mental aspect, it can affect everyone. Its very hard for a coach.The pressure is on PSG and Blanc ahead of Tuesdays League Cup quarterfinal away to Saint-Etienne, which is in third place in the French league, boasts a strong home record, and knocked PSG out of the competition at the same stage two seasons ago.The (coaching) staff has accepted responsibility, Blanc told a news conference Monday. The players havent taken things on board yet. Theyre the ones who are playing. When they play well, they get praised, and deservedly so. When results are bad, the coachs (tactics) are questioned.After a scrappy 3-1 win against Ajax in the Champions League in late November, Blanc gave assurances that his team would improve significantly in the ensuing weeks.The opposite happened. A 3-1 loss at Barcelona was followed by the Guingamp defeat and a tepid 0-0 draw against Montpellier thhat left home fans glum-faced. Marshon Lattimore Womens Jersey. Blanc said he felt anger after the Bastia defeat and considers his players lucky to have a chance to make amends so soon after, so long as they beat Saint-Etienne.PSG headed into the winter break in third place behind Lyon and league leader Marseille.Despite fielding eight homegrown players in its starting lineup, cash-strapped Lyon now tops the league — four points clear of big-spending PSG after 20 games — prompting fears of another upset. In the 2011-12 campaign, PSG lost the title to unheralded Montpellier, despite leading Montpellier by three points at the winter break.Preparations for the second half of the season started badly when Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani — the clubs most expensive signing at €64 million ($75.4 million) — and Argentina winger Ezequeil Lavezzi failed to turn up for training camp.Blanc, Frances former national team coach, dropped them from the squad for the past two games and excluded them from training. They have resumed training, but Blanc again left them out for the trip to Saint-Etienne.He has pledged to be tougher with his players in order to eradicate a culture of special favours reserved for certain big names at the club. Ibrahimovic, for example, was allowed to return to his native Sweden to go hunting, when he was recovering from a heel injury, and was rarely seen cheering on his teammates at Parc des Princes.Ibrahimovics negative body language against Bastia and the poor discipline shown by Cavani and Lavezzi, underlines a fragile team spirit and highlights increasing tensions within the star-studded squad.Blanc has not ruled out buying or selling during Januarys transfer window, but says everyone waits until the last minute before doing business. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '