Rickie Fowler came to the golf course today after leading the first round by one shot and found out he was 8 strokes off the lead.
Sung Kang has put 2 back to back rounds together with a 65-63. The latter all birdies no pars with one eagle.
For those of you not familiar with Kang, he sank about 197′ of putts on Friday.
He turned pro in 2007 and is 202 in world rankings.
The 5′ 8″ 165 lb pro has made over $330,000 in 14 events this season. Career earnings top $2,000,000 for this young man from South Korea.
It is so hard to put together 2 super low rounds like he did yesterday and today!
We have a tie for 2nd at -10 under par. Hudson Swafford and Russell Henley are tied for second.
Rickie Fowler is alone in 4th place at -9 under par. Rickie finished double bogey, bogey, par, & par. Unfortunately the 37 he shot on the back nine didn’t fit too well with the 34 on the front.
I just got word that Tiger Woods will not play the Masters next week.
It’s not surprising but is still disappointing. Everyone was anticipating his return to Augusta.
It’s hard to believe but it’s been 20 years since his first win there. 1997. It feels like yesterday.
Lots of big timers missed the cut so at least they can get to Augusta early and fine tune their games.
I am excited to see what Henrik Stenson does at Augusta. He is an awesome Major winner who missed the cut by 5 shots this week.
I think Henrik had his head ALREADY in Augusta.
Who knows maybe that is what happened to Lee Westwood also. He missed by 7 strokes and I am sure he wanted to get to the Masters early and get ready for next week.
One thing for sure is if Sung Kang keeps playing the way he played the last 2 days he can not be beaten.
For a Rickie Fowler or one of the other big names at the top to win, Kang has to really mess up tomorrow.
Going to be fun to watch. Keep rooting for your favorites and we will compare notes tomorrow.
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