Thorbjoen Olesen: Four over after second-round 70
Thorbjorn Olesen gave himself a great chance of playing another 36 holes at the Masters after bouncing back from his opening 78 with a five-birdie 70.
The 23-year-old capped an excellent day by nailing a 15-foot putt for birdie at the last which got him back to four over - right on the projected halfway cut line.
The Dane, who is still having treatment on a neck injury sustained in a car crash before the Houston Open, admitted he struggled to get to grips with the slick Augusta greens.
"I gave it my best today," Olesen said. "I hit a lot of great shots, and I played some great golf on Thursday, especially on the front nine. But these greens are tricky. It's my first time here and I didn't really figure them out.
"I hit a few bad shots on the back nine and got max punished for them. I've played well, but my short game has not been good enough this week."
Olesen was forced to withdraw at Redstone due to his whiplash injuries, and he added: "The neck is better, but I'm still on a lot of pills and getting a lot of treatment, so it's not perfect, but I can play golf now.
"I've played really well. At Bay Hill I felt like my game was going the right way, and Houston in the practice round I was playing really well. So it was a couple of steps in the wrong direction unfortunately.
"That's probably why my short game was not good enough this week. It's been really special for me to be here, but unfortunately I didn't play good enough."