Augusta National Golf Club has a way of bringing out all of your disappointments during The Masters. Thats a lesson that Si Woo Kim ought to probably take to heart after the 2nd round on Friday.
Yes, it was a bad efficiency on the greens. To break your putter when youre still inside the top 10 and only three shots off the lead with holes still to play appears absolutely unreasonable.
The act of aggression on his putter left the South Korean putting with his 3-wood for the last four holes of the 2nd round, which was a fascinating option in itself as numerous gamers in similar situations formerly chose to utilize a wedge in lieu of the putter.
Kim will have a putter back in the bag on Saturday and Sunday.
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Si Woo Kim had a bad bogey on his back-nine on Friday and broke his putter in aggravation in spite of still being in contention. Somehow, he survived..
Augusta National Golf Club has a way of drawing out all of your frustrations during The Masters. The key to putting on the Green Jacket after 72 holes, however, is handling those feelings and weathering the storms. Thats a lesson that Si Woo Kim ought to most likely heed after the second round on Friday.
Even more impressive, though, was the truth that Kim handled to two-putt for par on the last 4 holes of the round and complete his day at 4-under for the tournament. Hes tied for 6th and 3 shots behind Rose (-7) heading into the all-important weekend at Augusta.
Kim will have a putter back in the bag on Saturday and Sunday. For his sake, lets hope that it survives 18 holes in each of those rounds. No sense in making an already difficult task at The Masters even harder.
Sitting at 5-under and 2 shots off Justin Roses lead heading into the 14th hole, Kim succumbed to the brutally difficult greens at The Masters with a three-putt bogey. As anybody would be, he was outraged by his performance.
Sadly, he took that out on his putter, slamming it into the ground and breaking the shaft:.