Langer another surging senior to make cut

Bernhard Langer during practice for the 2013 Masters.

Bernhard Langer during practice for the 2013 Masters.

— Fred Couples isn't the only senior contending at Augusta National. Bernhard Langer, 55, shot a second consecutive 71 Friday and was four shots off the lead – tied for eighth place when he completed his round. Langer will make the Masters cut for the first time since 2005.

Langer had missed the cut in the previous six appearances at Augusta National, and did not play in the 2011 tournament. "I have a different attitude this year: I'm trying to win, trying to be on the leaderboard, and not just trying to scrape in and make the cut," Langer said. "So, so far, so good."

Langer made eagle on the par-5 second hole, and was bogey-free on the back nine, including birdies on Nos. 14 and 16.

When asked if a player in his 50s can win this tournament, Langer replied, "I think it's possible. I always thought that Freddie, with his length, can win it, because he hits it a good 30 yards by me, which helps a great deal on some of these holes.

"For me to win, everything has to go my way. I've got to start making some putts, most of all. So I'll be working on that."

This is Langer's 30th Masters. He won in 1985 and 1993.

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