The second round of the Masters golf tournament was played under sunny skies, and it was another 8 hours of hard-hitting, bone-crunching, rib-shattering, golf ACTION on the Augusta links. Twenty-one year old Rory McIlory kept his lead on lockdown all day, and managed to gain 3 strokes to go into the clubhouse at -10 under. This young man was watching "Pokemon" not that long ago (or at least its Irish equivalent), and now he is leading going into the weekend at the Masters. Phil Mickelson dialed in a 72 round to stay -2 under, and Tiger has been heating up through the back nine and as of this writing was -6 under through 17 holes. Tiger looks primed for a weekend showdown with McIlroy, but even if Tiger wins on Sunday, will it fill his cold and vacant heart?
Former OSU golf great and PGA Rookie of the Year Rickie Fowler had a position gaining round as he shot -3 under on the day to go to -5 under and five shots back of the lead. Fowler birdied two of the three par 3 holes including the toughest hole on the course this week, hole #12. Bo Van Pelt also had an awesome day picking up 3 shots to be -2 under and in contention going into Saturday's third round.
Fowler and Van Pelt both played today like at least top ten finishers. Twenty-two year old Fowler also had the opportunity to play with leader McIlroy and Jason Day, a twenty-three year old Australian who is second. Fowler was able to stay competitive with McIlroy, and probably lost a stroke or two just by proxy. The total combined age of these kids is only 65. These kids are so young, after the three got finished with #18, their moms were ready for them with juice boxes and Teddy Grams.
According to ESPN, the projected cut will be at +1, and unfortunately Hunter Mahan could only make up one of his strokes today to get back to +2. The current OSU golf team's chance at Masters glory was also cut down as Peter Uihlein shot a +5 today. Disappointing yes, but it won't be the last time we see either golfer at Augusta. Day Three promises to be even more exciting as Fowler and Van Pelt make a run for the Orange Jacket, and Yachoff unveils the official CRFF Masters mascot: "Augusto, the Rabid Masters Honeybadger".