Big surprise so far – Rory McIlroy turned in a 77 and sits 11 off the lead of -4, and unless he does something special today, he’ll be missing the cut.
Some other observations:
Bryson DeChambeau takes the Trainwreck Of The Day award for Thursday’s partial round – after bogeying his opening hole, DeChambeau made 4 birdies over the next 7 holes – then went double-double on 18 and 1, giving back every one of those birds.
He finished at +1 and is well below the cut line, so he will make a good payday if he can improve on that score in the 2nd round later today.
The more I see of that swing of his, I have to say, the less I like it. Another 6’1″ player with way less power than he should have, if he were using a classic golf swing.
Jordan Spieth is better than I expected at +2 and currently T54 (I thought he’d do even worse, but the soft conditions really helped him out).
But my prediction that he would struggle and perhaps miss the cut will hinge on his 2nd round performance, but with things drying out and firming up, +2 might be a good score for him.
Jason Day and Dustin Johnson are just teeing off their 1st rounds, due to the suspension of play yesterday, so we’ll see how they do.
Looks like a gorgeous Father’s Day weekend shaping up here in my neck of the woods, and I’ll bid you all a great Friday (it can’t be too bad watching major championship golf, which is what I’ll be doing).
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