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OR DON’T: To be fair, the windy conditions and diabolical pin placements made eagles of any kind tough to come by. At no place was that more true than at No. 15, where the number dropped to two just a day after 10 golfers made 3s on the 530-yard, par-5 hole.

“Yesterday that wind was kind of down and right on 15,” Jim Furyk said. “Today it was mostly in and on the right. So, totally different, a totally different look.”

One way to illustrate the difference was how, and how well, Furyk played the hole both days. In Thursday’s opening round, he hit a hybrid for his second shot, landed it on the green and settled for par. On Friday, he used the same club to lay up short of the pond.

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EYE ON AUGUSTA: Television ratings for the first round of the Masters on ESPN climbed seven percent over last year, a trend likely to continue if the number of younger viewers is an indication.

Among two of the most desirable demographic groups, males aged 18-34 and 18-49, the numbers were up 16 percent and 15 percent, respectively.

The first-round telecast averaged 2.85 million viewers with a 2.4 household coverage rating based on fast nationals. The rating peaked at a 2.7 from 5-5:30 p.m. EDT.