O'Meara turns back time, making 1st Masters cut in decade

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Mark O'Meara made the cut at the Masters and will be playing this weekend for the first time in 10 years.

Yes, it's been a decade since the 58-year-old played well enough to hang around Augusta National and play the final two rounds.

O'Meara followed his opening 73 with a 4-under-par 68 Friday and a 141 total.

It was good enough for him to make the cut for the first time since 2005. He shot his first round under 70 since the final day in 2001 when he tied for 20th.

He tees off Saturday afternoon with Louis Oosthuizen an hour before leader Jordan Spieth.

O'Meara says he's played well this year, especially in practice rounds this week with his buddy Tiger Woods. The 1998 Masters champion says he's just happy to be playing the weekend.

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