Bryson DeChambeau waits to putt on one during the second round of the Masters Tournament Friday, April 12, 2019, at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta. Curtis Compton /
Photo: Compton
Photo: Compton

A quick look at Round 2 of the Masters

A quick look at Friday at the 2019 Masters.

Hole of the day

The par-5 No. 2 is one of the easiest holes on the course, but it bit several players Friday with 13 bogeys and three double-bogeys. Brooks Koepka took an double-bogey that included an unplayable ball. Koepka finished at 7 under par through two rounds.

Quote of the day 

“That’s the game. That’s golf. That’s why I love it. But I also hate it at the same time.” – A perplexed Bryson DeChambeau after a second-round 75.

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Jason Day and Francesco Molinari. Each began the day at 2 under par and shot second-round 67s to climb to the top of the leaderboard. Day had six birdies and a bogey. Molinari had five birdies.

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Bryson DeChambeau. The first-round co-leader at 6 under par fell down the leaderboard with a second-round 75 including a bogey at No. 9 and double-bogey at No. 10. He is 3 under for the tournament.

Internet sensation

Zach Johnson had one of his shots go viral on Friday, but it wasn’t exactly a moment of pride for the 2007 Masters champion.

On the 13th hole, Johnson was standing too close to the ball when he took a practice swing, hit the ball with the toe of his club and watched it ricochet into the tee marker. Since the swing was not intended as a stroke it did not count, which allowed playing partners Matt Kuchar and Ian Poulter to have a good laugh. 

“(Kuchar) doesn’t let me forget many things,” Johnson said. “Hey, you get what you deserve.”

Johnson was able to gather himself and make a birdie. 

“Yeah, I made a nice recovery,” Johnson said. “I technically made a six, right? Net four. So it worked out well.”

Did you know?

All past Masters champions who show up to Augusta National as non-participants receive $10,000. The payout is the same for those competitive golfers who miss the cut. The award increased from $1,000 to $5,000 in 1999 and from $5,000 to $10,000 in 2007.

Weather update

The second round of the Masters featured intermittent rain in the morning with skies that cleared in the afternoon with temperatures in the low 80s. There was a 30-minute rain delay late in the afternoon. The final round on Sunday remains under threat of thunderstorms.

The forecast for the rest of the week at Augusta National calls for:

Saturday: AM thunderstorms, 86/68 degrees, 50 percent chance of precipitation

Sunday: Thunderstorms, 83/56, 90 percent

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