Bryson DeChambeau says he is embracing an “amazing and spectacular” Augusta National but also felt that the course was too tough to play in windy conditions. DeChambeau got his spirits back up with a solid second round after a diabolical first round.
He finished the second round close to the cutoff after scoring 76 on Day One. He attributed his struggles on Day One to a mistake in his calculations for the severe undulations of the layout. He finished strong birdieing four of the last six holes to take him one under par for the tournament and six shots behind tournament leader Justin Rose.
“I don’t think you can ever figure this place out,” said the big-hitting US Open champion. “There are so many things going on around here, and the wind makes it diabolical. I don’t think you’ll ever be able to figure it out, but I’ve just got to be more comfortable.”
“There were times I didn’t execute again. For some reason every year I get here, I’m playing pretty well coming in and I don’t execute the way I want to. Today was nice to be able to get it back and shoot five-under and get me somewhat in contention.” he added.