AUGUSTA, Ga. — Friday’ s second round of the Experts proved to be a challenge for some, but a cakewalk for Patrick Reed, who have carded nine birdies en route to the 66, which gave his two-shot lead over Marc Leishman in the halfway point. Accordingly, whether the quantities were small or large, there was clearly plenty of interest to decipher simply by day’ s end. Here’ s i9000 a look at five stats that was out:
WHY 135 ISN’ T SO EXCELLENT
Through 2 rounds Patrick Reed is the just player in the field with a pair of models in the 60s, going 69-66 for the stellar 135 total and the 36-hole lead. Or is it that outstanding? Fourteen previous players finished thirty six holes with a 135 total with least a share of the guide at the midway point of the Experts. Know how many won? Three— plus their names were Byron Nelson (1942), Jack Nicklaus (1975) plus Seve Ballesteros (1980). The other eleven suffered various degrees of disappointment, which includes Ian Woosnam in 1992 who seem to eventually finished T-19 while seeking to defend his title. Oh, plus going even lower than 135 is not any bargain, either. That’ s already been done six times and only 2 of those players won (Ray Floyd, 1976 and Jordan Spieth, 2015).
K?RESTER 5s GIVE REED THE EDGE
Reed came into the particular Masters ranked 101st in par-5 scoring on the PGA Tour this year at 4. 66 strokes. Considering the fact that, it also should not be surprising that he offers birdied all the par 5s inside a round just three times this season. Reed’ s race to the top of the Experts leader board, however , is rich in his par-5 play. Reed offers birdied all eight of Augusta National’ s par 5s with the first two rounds. That places Reed more than halfway to the competition mark of 15 under k?rester on the three-shotters held by Greg Norman (1995), Tiger Woods (2010), Ernie Els (2013) and Phil Mickelson (2015).
NO POWER, NOT A PROBLEM
It is securely believed that power off the first tee is a requisite for success at the Experts, and certainly seeing names for example Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson plus Justin Thomas (all over three hundred yards and in the top 10 within distance after 36 holes) moving into the top 10 would seem to give food to that. But this year those inadequate some pop also are in the combine at the halfway point. Reed is within the lead despite ranking 44th in distance. Marc Leishman is within second place and ranked T-41. Henrik Stenson is third plus ranked T-68 while tied with regard to fourth is Jordan Spieth, rated T-52 in distance. Charley Hoffman, meanwhile, is T-6 and positioned 77th.
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MICKELSON IS LEARN OF DISASTER
Everyday golfers take heart. Phil Mickelson is your kind of player. The particular people’ s choice, at times, performs like, well, everyday people. Ever since their third Masters triumph in 2010, Lefty has had a difficult time keeping uneven numbers off his scorecard. Fri at the Masters continued the damaging trend when he took the triple bogeys from the trees upon No . 9 and rinsed a single for a double bogey on the par-3 12th. Those two disasters set a total of 12 double bogeys and five triple bogeys for that three-time Masters champion over their last seven starts. Here’ s i9000 a breakdown of his breakdowns:
2018: Tripled the ninth plus doubled the 12th in circular two. 2017: Doubled the third hole both in round three and four. 2016: Bending the seventh, 15th and sixteenth in round two. 2014: Tripled the particular seventh and doubled the fifteenth in round one; tripled the particular 12th in round two. 2013: Bending the 12th in rounds 2 and three; also doubled the particular 11th in round three. 2012: Tripled the 10th in round one particular; tripled the fourth in round 4. 2011: Doubled the fifth and sixteenth in round four.
NOT THE SAME OLD GAMBLING
Tiger Woods has not missed the cut at the Experts as a professional and he kept that will streak intact, although coming just a little closer to the cut line compared to he would have liked to. Actually in making his 19th consecutive Experts cut as a pro, Woods published his second-highest 36-hole total in the Masters, going 73-75 for a four-over-par 148. Woods’ high-water mark on Augusta National for the first thirty six holes is 149, when this individual went 76-73 during the first 2 rounds.