Two days down. Two days to go. Augusta National took a bite out of the competition on Friday with some really nasty scores, and some surprising missed cuts. Let’s take a look at the 2018 Masters Following 2 days worth.
Notable Missed Cuts:
Charl Schwartzel did not make the cut after a +6. The cut ended up at +5. Jason Dufner, Thomas Pieters, DAnny Willett, Pat Perez, Alex Noren, Kevin Chappell, Gary Woodland and Sergio Garcia. Garcia ended up going +15, which was the third worst after winning the Masters a season ago.
With a red hot Friday which included a -6, Patrick Reed is the leader. Reed hols a 2 stroke lead over Marc Leishman, who is at -7. Henrik Stenson is also in the mix at -5, with Rory Mcilory and Jordan Spieth 3 back at -4. Two other guys – yeah, you have likely heard of them are -3. They are Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas.
Other Big Names:
The leaderboard is chalked full of big names. Rickie Fowler sits at -2, Justin Rose is also at -2, along with Bubba Watson. Matt Kuchar and Jon Rahm are at -1, while Hideki Maysuyama an Tommy Fleetwood are even after two days at Augusta National. There are 22 guys at par or better, and all 22 are within 9 strokes of each other.
Who is a surprise at this point? Captain America at the leader is a little bit of a surprise. Can the guy that’s never won a major finally crack through? Marc Leishman is a great golfer, but he is a bit of a surprise as well. Other surprises feature Tony Finau, who hurt his ankle at the Par 3 contest is at -2. Louis Oosthuizen is also -2, along with Charley Hoffman. Cameron Smith, Brand Wiesberger and Zach Johnson are all a bit of a surprise thus far.
There is a look at the first two days at Augusta National at the Masters. We look forward to the final two days and what it will bring. There is no doubt – this weekend is in for a wild ride on the golf course.
It should be an interesting final two days at Augusta National. The weather is projected to be pretty dicey during the day on Friday. It’s calling for rain, so they are likely to play through it. Maybe that gives the guys that are more used to playing in the rain a little bit more of an edge. That would be guys like the Euro guys such as Tommy Fleetwood, Louis Oosthuzen and Henrik Stenson. It should be a fun final two days. Enjoy the Masters weekend!