Friday, April 10, 2009
Masters Rant - Midway through the second round
It seems the scores are a lot closer to par today than yesterday, and there's a storm that's supposed to blow in this afternoon. The weekend weather should be nice, so we may see some lower scores, especially on Saturday if the greens still are soft from the rain. Chad Campbell's birdie on 18 today was crucial for him. After bogeying 17 and 18 yesterday Nick Faldo was all over him about "feeling the pressure". Then he bogeys 17 today, but comes back with a bird. Ballsy. Larry Mize has come back to earth a bit with a 76 today. Did anyone really expect Vijay to play this well? He's in 7:th at -3 after four holes today. There's some logjam at -2 right now: Ogilvy, Harrington, Woods, Weir, McIlroy. AK is picking things up a bit, being -3 through 12 today to get back to Even for the tournament. If he gets hot he's the kind of a player who could tear a course apart. There hasn't been a lot of that happening this year, but he does have the temperament to do it if things fall into place. Zach and Hunter are having a rough day. A bit surprising there's not more consistency from these two, as they're very solid players with good all-around games. Speaking of a rough day: Tom Watson shot 45 on the back nine. Outside the cutline right now: Els, Immelman, Couples, Cink (five over par for 10, 11, and 12), Choi, Goosen, Zach Johnson, Weekley, Rory just eagled 13. Tiger got a par.