Hours after The Masters 2013 Day 2 ended, a storm was blowing at full-strength. It was about Tiger Woods’ drop on Hole15.
His ball hit the flag-stick, bounded back into the water. Tiger took a penalty drop. He bogeyed the hole. That was where the problem started. Did he make an illegal drop? Or just an improper drop? He was facing a disqualification if it was deemed illegal because it would have meant he signed in a wrong score.
In the meantime, golf’s latest prodigy has made the cut! At 14 years old, Guan Tianlang therefore has become the youngest player in history to make the cut in a PGATour-sanctioned event.
Guan Tianlang qualified on the basis of being 10 shots behind the leader (Jason Day). And he did it even when thrown a one-stroke penalty for slow play. Congrats, Mr. Guan, on your success. You won’t win this year’s Masters but we are sure you will, one day, perhaps even before you reach the age of 20.
Now back to Tiger’s rule infringement. The tournament committee has just ruled that Tiger had taken an improper drop, not an illegal one, and so he was not disqualified, but given a penalty of two strokes.
Ok, so…By end of Day 2 of Masters 2013, here are some of the names who will battle it out for the trophy over the next two final days:
1. Jason Day -6; 2. Marc Leishman, Fred Couples -5; 4. Jim Furyk, Angel Cabrera, Brandt Snedeker -4; 7. Justin Rose, David Lynn, Lee Westwood, K.J. Choi, Adam Scott, Jason Dufner -3; 13. Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia -2; 19. Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson -1
And here are a few of the names you won’t see anymore over the next two days are:
Thaworn Wiratchant (our prediction didn’t happen), Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter, Vijay Singh, Padraig Harrington, and Martin Laird, winner of last week’s Texas Open, after beating Rory into second place.
Lastly, Ben Crenshaw (80-84=164) and Japanese golfer Hiroyuki Fujita (79-85=164), who is Japan Tour’s 2012 Leading Money Winner, both posted the highest scores in this year’s Masters.
Have a great weekend guys!!