The second spherical of the Masters was suspended Friday afternoon attributable to inclement climate that triggered three timber to fall at Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership.
When play was halted, Brooks Koepka held a three-shot lead over Jon Rahm.
Here is a recap of the abbreviated second day of the match:
Is Brooks Koepka again?
Koepka’s bogey-free 67 gave him a five-shot lead getting into the clubhouse on Friday. It was nothing overwhelmingly spectacular, however he took benefit of the par-fives. In truth, the whole -5 on his scorecard got here on these holes (three birdies, one eagle), as he parred every part else.
Koepka has only one bogey in his first 36 holes to associate with 11 complete birds. After lacking the lower final yr, Koepka’s dominance thus far appears to be like like that of his previous self when he received 4 majors in a 23-month span.
His lead shrunk with Rahm’s very good play (extra on him shortly), however Koepka has put himself because the dwell favourite to don a inexperienced jacket for the primary time.
A school child is correct on Koepka’s tail
Not many had heard of Sam Bennett earlier than Thursday, however he’s quickly turning into a family identify.
Bennett shot a 4-under 68 for the second consecutive day, placing him at -8 for the match and in sole possession of third place.
So why have we by no means heard of him? Effectively, he is an novice out of Texas A&M.
Purpose primary is full — he could have the most effective rating of an novice. However now, he is in legit competition.
“I’ve obtained a golf match I can go on the market and win,” he said after the round.
Jon Rahm’s momentum stopped
Tied for the lead after spherical one, Rahm knew he had enterprise to maintain after Koepka’s stellar second spherical.
Effectively, he birdied his first seven holes, after which birdied eight and 9 to get to a few strokes again.
Nevertheless, that is when the winds picked up, which resulted in several trees falling down. The Masters formally introduced Friday afternoon that the match could be suspended attributable to inclement climate.
Rahm will play 27 holes on Saturday, however his first 9 can put him in a great place earlier than he begins his third spherical later within the day.
Sandy Lyle obtained a standing ovation strolling up the 18th gap. The 1988 inexperienced jacket winner was enjoying in his last Masters match, the forty second of his profession.
Talking of legends, Tiger Woods (+2) is presently sitting proper on the lower line, as he’s even by 11 holes.