Weather was supposed to be the story of the day from Round 2 of the Masters, but luckily it held off and we were treated to another spectacular day of golf from Augusta National.
Along with the weather staying away, these were the five biggest surprises on Friday:
5. Phil Mickelson opens with two sub-par rounds
Why?: Mickelson's game has been far from stellar for the better part of two years now (the exception being a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship last August).
He entered the Masters without a single top-10 finish this season, yet through two rounds, Mickelson is at 6-under 138 thanks to rounds of 70-68.
Like everyone else, Mickelson is well behind the leader, Jordan Spieth (14 under). But these first two rounds were significant for Mickelson.
The last time Lefty opened with two sub-par rounds at Augusta National was 2010.
He won that year.
4. Tiger Woods shoots 3-under 69
Why?: Expectations for Woods in this Masters may have been lower than ever before -- not necessarily from the 14-time major winner's perspective, but certainly by most golf observers.
His 1-over 73 on Thursday was a nice start, seeing as it was one of those rounds that very well could have been a 6-over 78. But still, it wasn't much to write home about.
On Friday, however, that short game that has been such a concern the last two months was sharp. Woods shot a 3-under 69, his first sub-70 round at the Masters since a 67 in the final round of the 2011 tournament.
Woods didn't miss the cut like many predicted he would. Instead, he will go into the weekend at a respectable 2-under, 142.
Yes, that's a whole 12 shots behind the leader, but a cut made -- in a major -- after a two-month layoff and a lost season a year ago has to give Woods some confidence.
3. Mark O'Meara shoots 4-under 68
Why?: At 58 years old, no one expected the 1998 Masters champ to go out on Friday and fire a sub-70 round. But that's exactly what O'Meara, who hasn't made a cut at Augusta National since 2005, did.
O'Meara's 68 on Friday was his first round in the 60s since a final-round 68 in 2001.
At 3 under for the tournament, O'Meara will easily be seeing weekend action at Augusta National for the first time in a long time.
2. Dustin Johnson's three eagles in one round
Why?: It's no secret that a bomber like Johnson feasts on par 5s. But what he did at Augusta National on Friday is something that's never been done before.
In just one round, Johnson played the four par 5s in an astounding 7-under par, collecting three eagles and a birdie. And all of that after making double bogey on the first hole.
The eagles came on Nos. 2, 8 and 15, while he birdied No. 13. Johnson finished with a 5-under 67. Along with Thursday's 70, Johnson is 7 under through 36 holes.
Until Friday, no player in Masters history had ever made three eagles in one round.
At the Masters, players who make an eagle receive a pair of crystal goblets etched with the Masters logo, the players name and his feat. Johnson snagged six of those beauties on Friday.
1. Spieth sets 36-hole Masters scoring record
Why?: Like yesterday, I'm not surprised Spieth is leading. I am surprised, however, with the way he's ripping the course apart and running away from the competition.
He backed up the incredible 8-under 64 on Thursday with a masterful 6-under 66 Friday to move to 14-under, 130 total. That's a new Masters scoring record, supplanting the prior mark of 13-under 131 set by Raymond Floyd way back in 1976.
Spieth's work the first two days has him five clear of his next closest competitor, Charley Hoffman.