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Scottie Scheffler is wayyyy out in entrance, Jordan Spieth is heading house and Tiger Woods has two extra rounds of golf to play this weekend. What’s been the most important shock by way of 36 holes of the Masters?
Alan Bastable, government editor (@alan_bastable): Not a single eagle at 15! For disgrace! One of many recreation’s most thrilling holes has been neutered by a brand new tee field and stiff crosswinds. It’s an actual bummer and an actual shock. I didn’t see 10-15 additional yards having such a big affect. Right here’s hoping they push up the tees over the weekend. It’s time to convey again the roars!
Jessica Marksbury, multimedia editor (@jess_marksbury): Gonna go outdoors the field a bit and choose Jon Rahm as my greatest shock this week. He hasn’t completed outdoors the highest 9 in his final 4 begins at Augusta, and I gotta say, I anticipated extra from him than a 10-shot deficit on the match’s midway level.There’s, nonetheless, loads of golf to be performed, so maybe I ought to droop my judgment for no less than yet another spherical.
Luke Kerr-Dineen, Recreation Enchancment Editor (@lukekerrdineen): It is sensible that Scottie Scheffler is enjoying nicely. He’s the World No. 1 with three wins in his final 5 begins. However I didn’t fairly count on him to lock down the sector within the method he’s at present doing. Each participant, to a person, got here off the course racked by the wind. Scottie shot 67 within the worst of it. He’s making it look simple, and displaying no indicators of slowing down.
Dylan Dethier, senior author (@dylan_dethier): Jordan Spieth’s MC! Getting into this yr’s Masters Spieth had performed the match eight instances, made eight cuts and completed inside the highest three 5 instances. He sounded assured in his pre-tournament press convention, too. Nevertheless it all got here unraveled at No. 12, the place Spieth hit two within the water and made 6. Needing par at No. 18 to ensure a made lower (and bogey to have a shot) Spieth made double bogey as an alternative.
Nick Piastowski, senior editor (@nickpia): Tiger. He mentioned he practically misplaced his leg. Now he’s enjoying on the weekend. Yeah, that’s the most important shock.