The log jam at the Masters this year is not on the leader board, rather it is threatening the lives of patrons. Three very tall pine trees made an unexpected descension onto the crowded fans below them and it was lucky that people were not killed. Organisers called off play early, after this near miss, amid high winds and nasty weather. Lightning bolts in the sky above and generally tough conditions for golfers and fans alike. Meanwhile, Brookes Koepka sits atop the leaderboard by at least 4 shots at 12 under.
Brookes Koepka Top Log At Masters
The quintessential ‘angry golfer’, Brookes Koepka, seems able to channel his chip on the shoulder into some very fine play at the pointy end of championship golf. The archetypal Brutus, Koepka, shrugs his powerful frame into overdrive and holds his nerve better than most other golfers in the field. Will this edition of the Masters be Brookes first Augusta major to add to his 2 US Opens and 2 US PGA Championships?
McIlroy Hopes Sinking Like A Log at The Masters
The greatest Master’s disappointment, however, is Rory McIlroy, who will miss the cut without a doubt the way things are going. There are still plenty of players yet to complete their second round at this year’s Masters. Tiger Woods is struggling, as the great champion limps his way around the Augusta National track. Viktor Hovland after a 7 under opening round found the going tougher on Friday and currently sits at 6 under.
Jon Rahm is in second place at 9 under halfway through his second round. Collin Morikawa is at 6 under par and has finished his second round. Burns, Spieth, and can Young are all at 5 under. Adam Scott is at 4 under halfway through his Friday round and is in a good position to perform well at this year’s Masters. Cam Smith is at 2 under after 8 holes.
Whether the weather settles down to a supporting role rather than a starring role in this year’s Masters remains up in the air at this stage.