Friday’s 2nd round of the 2011 PGA Championship left many people, fans and media alike, with too many questions and not enough answers.
First off, the cut was +4 (144) with 75 players making the cut, one of those players is a PGA Club Professional, Mike Small, head golf coach at the University of Illinois. Mike is the only CP out of 20 to make the 36-hole cut. As long as no one withdraws or gets DQ’d, they are guaranteed to take home at least $14,500. The champion will take home a cool $1.445 million. Not bad for four days of golf.
Tiger was the main story yesterday, and really all week. This was the first time Tiger had missed a cut in the PGA Championship, and only the seventh time EVER as a professional to miss a cut. Tiger needed to be in the Top 20 to make the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Needless to say, he’ll have a lot of time to work on his game.
Steve Stricker did some moving yesterday after he busted out a 63 (-7) on Thursday; backwards. Stricker shot +4 and is currently in a tie for seventh place.
So far, over the past two days I have walked almost 22 miles (you never know how far you walk until you have a pedometer on).
Later this afternoon, I will post photos from the second round, and I have some doozies.
Category: Inside the Ropes