Two of England’s top golfers are tied at the top of the leaderboard after the 2nd round of the Masters. Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter are tied at 8-under par, 2 strokes clear of 5 players (including God, I mean, Eldrick). Westwood followed up his 67 with a 69 and Poulter fired his second straight 68. On a day in which only 3 players shot under 70, the two tied at the top posted 2 of them.
In the 5-some that is 2 strokes behind the leaders is Tiger Woods….where else would he be than a 5-some?…”The Peoples Champ” Phil Mickelson, KJ Choi, Rickey Barnes and Anthony Kim. Phil had a 65-foot putt for birdie on the 18th hole that slammed the back of the cup and popped out. Had that putt dropped, he would have been in Cpt. Transgression’s group on Saturday. I’m actually glad that Phil didn’t hole that putt. He deserves to be the focus of his group. Not playing second fiddle to some self-centered loser.
Of the 3 members of AARP that had fantastic 1st rounds, Sandy Lyle was the one who failed to miss the cut. After posting an improbable 69, he shot an 86 today. He must have had a bridge game, or something that he need to make sure he was at on Saturday morning. Freddy Couples and Tom Watson didn’t exactly light the course on fire Friday, but they remain in the hunt. They both fell back to 3-under for the tournament, 5 strokes off the lead.
3-over par was this year’s cut line. Favorites such as Jim Furyk (+12), Vijay Singh (+10), Stewart Cink (+8), and Paddy Harrington (+5) all missed the cut.
All the storylines are there for a great weekend. Can one of the two Brits take home the green jacket? Can Phil win his 3rd Masters? Can Tom Watson and Freddy Couples get the DeLorean up to 88-Mph and go back in time? And will mistress number 20 show up at Augusta National looking for her cut of the winner’s check in order to keep quiet? Personally, I’d love to see Phil and the guy who’s “In treatment” battle it out in the same group on Sunday…..with Phil CRUSHING him.
Let’s all tune in tomorrow morning for “moving day”. Wait? It’s not on in the morning? Oh ok, I’ll tune in at lunch time. Stop, why can’t I watch the leaders tee off at 2:45 PM EST? Oh, that’s right, because The Masters doesn’t want you to see the 1st few holes at their precious course. So Live TV coverage will start at 3:30PM.
Wasn’t this attitude and arrogance the EXACT cause of Eldrick’s “transgressions”?