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Friday, April 6, 2012 - 12:18pm

Fred Couples Leads At Masters

Updated: 5 years ago.
The Masters is one of the four major championships in professional golf. Scheduled annually for the first full week of April, it is the first of the majors to be played each year. (photo Noel Brown

Twenty years after his win at Augusta, 52-year-old Fred Couples grabbed a share of the second-round lead at the Masters, making seven birdies to get to 5-under par and a tie with Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy and Jason Dufner.

They were all one shot ahead of Lee Westwood, who made double bogey on 18 to finish a round of 1-over 73. Westwood, who led virtually all day, lost the lead when he three-putted from about 12 feet on the 18th green.

That gave Couples a share of the lead as he headed to the 18th tee box.

A shot back at 4 under was Louis Oosthuizen, who overcame a double bogey on No. 1 to shoot even-par 72.