Masters in numbers: Willett woe, but Kaymer finally breaks 70
Missing the cut in style, Danny Willett’s quad and Super Sergio Garcia, day two of the Masters produced all kinds of fascinating statistics. It’s day two of Masters in numbers…
- The last player to go on to win the Masters when finishing outside the top 10 after 36 holes was Charl Schwartzel in 2011 when he was sat in a tie for 12th.
- Danny Willett has played the tricky first hole in six over par for the first two rounds, including an eight on the second day.
- Willett became the first defending champion since Mike Weir in 2004 to miss the cut. Since 1990, four Masters winners have failed to make the weekend’s action: Weir, Jose Maria Olazabal (2000), Nick Faldo (1997) and Ben Crenshaw (1996).
- The first hole, Tea Olive, was again statistically the hardest of the first round, averaging 4.7204, up from Thursday’s 4.5484. There was just two birdies all day and 10 double bogeys or worse.
- But the par-5 second, Pink Dogwood, proved to be the easiest of the day, averaging 4.6129 and yielding three eagles, 35 birdies and 50 pars, as well as five bogeys.
- Fred Couples is third in the all-time list of cuts made at the Masters. He is on 29 cuts made, behind Jack Nicklaus (37) and Gary Player (30).
- Sergio Garcia missed just four fairways in regulation through 36 holes (85.7 per cent) and was four out of four in sand saves.
- The Spaniard was bogey-free for the first 21 holes of this year’s Masters – his longest bogey-free streak since the 1999 PGA Championship (31 holes).
- For the first time in Garcia’s Masters career, the Spaniard opened a round with birdies on the first three holes.
- Byeong Hun An was the leader in hitting greens in regulation. The South Korean hit 15 out of 18 greens in regulation (83.33 per cent).
- Fred Couples has been inside the top 10 after 11 different Masters rounds since 2010. Only Lee Westwood has more in that period.
- Stewart Hagestad, with rounds of 74 and 73 (three over par), became the first US Mid-Amateur champion to make the 36-hole cut at the Masters.
- There were six eagles recorded during the second round – Rickie Fowler, Scott Gregory and Henrik Stenson all at the par-5 2nd, Thomas Pieters and Vijay Singh at the par-5 13th, and Branden Grace at the par-5 15th
- Adam Scott led the way in birdies, clocking up seven on his way to a 69.
- Martin Kaymer’s round of 68 was the first time the German has broken 70 at the Masters – at the 28th time of trying.
- The last player to win the Masters after missing the cut the year before was Tiger Woods back in 1997. Both Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson missed the cut in 2016.