Only one birdie…how hard is the 11th hole

“My golf swing felt terrible for the last six or seven holes, just hitting it. The 11th hole in particular felt like it took me an hour to play.”

“It’s been a really tough day,” said Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), the world number two in men’s golf, after the second round of the 88th Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA.

McIlroy wasn’t alone. World No. 1 Scotty Schauffler (USA), who finished the day tied for the lead, said: “It was windy all over the place. I can’t describe how windy it was and how difficult the gusts were.”Other players also commented on the day, saying, “I feel like I played 36 holes,” “I probably made a lot of mistakes and looked like an idiot today,” and “I’m proud of myself today.”

The winds had been blowing hard since the morning, toppling signage and blowing white bunker sand onto the course. According to tournament organizers, winds reached up to 45 miles per hour (72.4 kilometers per hour) on the day.

Even the world’s best golfers struggled in the high winds. Only one golfer shot in the 60s during the second round of the tournament. But eight players shot in the 80s or higher. Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) had the worst day, shooting an 11-over-par 83.

The scores show just how tough it was. The 89 players made a total of 225 birdies on the day. But there were also 380 bogeys, 50 double bogeys, and eight triple bogeys or worse. The average score for the day was a staggering 75.079. Compare that to the 73.43 stroke average on the first day of play in the rain and wind, and you can see how strong the gusts were.

Augusta National GC is known for its Amen Corner (holes 11-13). It is said to be so difficult that the players say “Amen” out loud. The 11th hole (par 4) is the most difficult. Last year, it was the third most difficult of the 18 holes with an average stroke average of 4.130. This 바카라사이트 year, however, the 11th hole was named the “#1 most difficult hole”. At 520 yards, it is the longest of the par-4s. There was only one birdie on the day. On the other hand, there were 30 bogeys, 10 double bogeys, and two more disasters. The average score was 4.629. A par on this hole is almost as good as a birdie.

The second most difficult hole was the back 18. This is where most of the afternoon group fell apart. There were seven birdies on this hole on the day. However, there were 30 bogeys, six double bogeys, and one player who lost more than three strokes. The average score for the 18th hole was 4.427, making it a hole where you’re lucky if you don’t bogey. Kim Joo-hyung double-bogeyed the hole and was in danger of missing the cut, but the rest of the field collapsed and he barely made the cut in a tie for 50th place.


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