Friday, April 8, 2022

The Masters: Second Round

Here's the top ten after the second round of the Masters.  Of the golfers on this list, only Scheffler, Lowry, and Thomas broke 70.  Scheffler is the only man in the field to break 70 two days in a row.

1.  S. Scheffler-8 (69+67=136)

T2.  C. Schwartzel (RSA):  -3 (72+69=141)
T2.  S. Im (KOR):  -3 (67+74=141)
T2.  S. Lowry (IRL):  -3 (73+68=141)
T2.  H. Matsuyama (JPN):  -3 (72+69=141)

T6.  H. Varner III-2 (71+71=142)
T6.  D. Johnson-2 (69+73=142)
T6.  K. Na-2 (71+71=142)
T6.  C. Smith (AUS):  -2 (68+74=142)

T10.  C. Conners (CAN):  -1 (70+73=143)
T10.  C. Morikawa-1 (73+70=143)
T10.  W. Zalatoris-1 (71+72=143)
T10.  D. Willett (ENG):  -1 (69+74=143)
T10.  J. Niemann (CHI):  -1 (69+74=143)
T10.  J. Thomas-1 (76+67=143)

Scheffler is only 25 years old, and he has obviously never faced the type of pressure he will experience over the next two days.  On the other hand, he is the number-one ranked golfer in the world.

30 comments:

  1. Scheffler tees off at 1:50 P.M. Central. Meanwhile, Justin Thomas has already birdied the second and third holes, and he is now 3-under par for the tournament.

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  2. This week, '70's on 7 played Casey Kasem's countdown for April 9, 1977, and this might be my favorite countdown of all time. It featured "Hotel California," "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Fly Like an Eagle," and a bevy of other favorites. Number 1 was "Dancing Queen."

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  3. 1. Scheffler: -8 (36 holes)
    T2. Thomas: -3 (40)
    T2. Schwartzel (RSA): -3 (36)
    T2. Im (KOR): -3 (36)
    T2. Lowry (IRL): -3 (36)
    T2. Matsuyama (JPN): -3 (36)

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  4. Spieth, Koepka, Rose, and DeChambeau all missed the cut.

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  5. After six holes, Tiger is 2 over for the day, and 3 over for the tournament.

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  6. Thomas bogeys the fifth hole and falls back to 2-under. Dustin Johnson birdies the second, and moves to 3-under.

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  7. Jim Nantz tells us that the temperature is in the 50's at Augusta.

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  8. Tiger is out in 39, and he is 4 over for the tournament.

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  9. 1. Scheffler: -9 (38 holes)
    T2. Lowry (IRL): -4 (39)
    T2. Schwartzel (RSA): -4 (38)
    4. Smith (AUS): -3 (42)
    T5. Thomas: -2 (44)
    T5. Bezuidenhout (RSA): -2 (44)
    T5. D. Johnson: -2 (41)
    T5. Na: -2 (41)
    T5. Matsuyama (JPN): -2 (40)

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  10. Scheffler birdies the 2d and 3d holes to move to 10-under par. He now has a six shot lead.

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  11. 1. Scheffler: -10 (43 holes)
    T2. Smith (AUS): -5 (46)
    T2. Lowry (IRL): -5 (43)
    T4. Conners (CAN): -3 (46)
    T4. Schwartzel (RSA): -3 (43)

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    1. These are the only five golfers in the tournament who are more than one shot under par.

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  12. Anyway, I'm switching over to the Red Sox and the Yankees on Fox Sports 1.

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  13. After 2 1/2 innings, Boston leads New York 2-0.

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  14. Scheffler has gone out in only 33 strokes.

    1. Scheffler: -11 (45 holes)
    2. Smith (AUS): -5 (48)
    T3. Lowry (IRL): -4 (45)
    T3. Schwartzel (RSA): -4 (45)
    5. Conners (CAN): -2 (48)

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  15. Cameron Smith is now 4-under for the day. Meanwhile, Schwartzel holes out from the fairway on the difficult 10th hole for an eagle 2.

    1. Scheffler: -11 (46 holes)
    T2. Smith (AUS): -6 (49)
    T2. Schwartzel (RSA): -6 (46)
    4. Lowry (IRL): -4 (46)
    5. Conners (CAN): -2 (49)

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  16. In the bottom of the 4th, Anthony Rizzo whacks a homer to left to tie the game at 2.

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  17. Woods's age and injuries finally catch up to him, and he shoots a 78. He's now 7-over for the tournament.

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  18. Scheffler bogeys the 12th while Smith birdies the 15th, and the tournament is getting more interesting.

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  19. 1. Scheffler: -10 (48 holes)
    2. Smith (AUS): -7 (51)
    3. Schwartzel (RSA): -5 (49)
    4. Lowry (IRL): -3 (49)
    T5. Conners (CAN): -2 (51)
    T5. Im (KOR): -2 (49)

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  20. Scheffler is obviously the lone American hope. Justin Thomas shot a 72 to remain at 1-under. Dustin Johnson is 1-under for the tournament after 50 holes.

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  21. Red Sox and Yankees still tied 2-all in the top of the 6th.

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  22. In the bottom of the 6th, a two-run homer from Giancarlo Stanton puts the Yankees ahead 4-2.

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  23. Smith bogeys the 16th to fall back to 6 under.

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  24. 1. Scheffler: -10 (50 holes)
    2. Smith (AUS): -6 (53)
    3. Schwartzel: -4 (50)
    T4. Im (KOR): -3 (51)
    T4. Lowry (IRL): -3 (51)

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  25. Smith goes out in 34, comes home in 34, and shoots a very sound 68. He is 6-under par, and will be playing with Scheffler tomorrow.

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  26. There are now only seven golfers who are still under par.

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  27. Scheffler bogeys the 15th hole, and his lead is down to three shots.

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  28. The Yankees beat the Red Sox 4-2.

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