AUGUSTA - World No. 3 Lee Westwood, seeking his first major title in 55 attempts, shared the second-round Masters lead with Sweden's Peter Hanson as he reached the back nine on a chilly Friday afternoon.

Reigning US Open champion Rory McIlroy birdied two of the first four holes, making a 40-footer at the fourth, and added another at the seventh to claim third place at four-under, one adrift of the Augusta National pace-setters.

Among those awaiting tee times in the last two groups were 14-time major winner Tiger Woods, who struggled off the tee to an opening-round 72, and World No. 1 Luke Donald of England, who opened on 75.

Alongside them were contenders Francesco Molinari of Italy and Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain, both on three-under, as were Spaniard Sergio Garcia and Scotsman Paul Lawrie, both on the front nine. Westwood, who has finished in the top three in five of his past nine major starts, and Hanson, who missed the cut last year in his Masters debut, shared the lead at five-under after Westwood parred his way through the front nine. Hanson, one stroke off the pace after the first round, hit a tree on his way to an opening double bogey, then made three birdies in a row to match the 38-year-old Englishman atop the leaderboard.

McIlroy led three rounds at last year's Masters and was in the lead on Sunday until a back-nine nightmare led to a final-round 80 and an education on how not to close out a championship triumph, one that helped him win the US Open two months later. Garcia, chasing a long-sought first major title like Westwood, birdied the second and fourth and added another at the seventh to join a three-under pack that also included Americans Ben Crane and Jason Dufner, both on the back nine.