Rose made a mistake in the second nine in the second round and was finally happy to finish the day in a pair. Overall, he stayed at the score -7. Right behind him is an unexpected pair of Americans Will Zalatoris and Brian Harman, their compatriots and favorites Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth are also in sight.
“I didn’t play the tournament a month before the Masters and I knew the next day would be challenging because I’m not overwhelmed with confidence. But in the end it was a useful round and I think I grew up a bit during it, which is encouraging,” said Rio de Janeiro Rose Olympic Champion. .
The 2015 Masters winner Spieth loses two shots in a split fourth place along with Australian Marc Leishman. “I’m excited to have a chance to play against harder and harder pitches, which can be my advantage if I continue to control the ball,” said Spieth.
World number two Thomas is back in the morning. Kim Si is on the same score. At the same time, the Korean finished the second round without a stick, which he broke with rage on the fifteenth hole. “I was frustrated, but it was a coincidence,” he described. He used four holes on green “fairway wood”.
The tournament ended for several stars. Especially for the world number one and Johnson’s lawyer, who had five shots above par after two days and the cut was at a score of +3. “It’s simple, I didn’t fit well. I’ll have a stress-free weekend, but I’d rather play,” Johnson said.
Like him, American Brooks Koepka, who played after a recent knee surgery, Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland, Spaniard Sergio Garcia and Englishman Lee Westwood are eliminated.