Saturday, 12 April 2014
The players have seemed surprised by how difficult Augusta National is playing this week.
Graeme McDowell had a putt on No. 15 on Thursday which he said was just ridiculous.
"It was one of the fastest putts I've ever seen," he said. "I hit it half as hard as I wanted and it still went 15 feet past."
Brandt Snedeker told interviewers: "The wind changed 15 times today, I watched Jamie (Donaldson) hit a pretty 8-iron into 12, and I hit one almost into Augusta Country Club, 30 yards over the green."
Rory McIlroy, after tiptoeing through the azaleas, said: It's just playing tough. This golf course is right on the edge, it's in perfect shape, and they got it exactly how they want it. By Sunday the greens are going to be pretty dicey."
I love it when they have to work for it.
Rory McIlroy's shot at the par three fourth yesterday sailed 30 yds over the green and just missed Adam Scott, who was on the fifth tee. He had to sink a four foot putt at the 18th to make the cut, after visiting some picturesque and seldom- seen parts of the course on the 10th and 13th. He just made the cut, unlike Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell and Sergio Garcia, who are heading home.