AUGUSTA, Ga. — Si Woo Kim, who is in contention at 4-under, snapped his putter on the 15th green in anger and putted with his 3-wood the rest of Friday’s second round of the Masters at Augusta National.
“Just frustration,’’ said Kim, who trails leader Justin Rose by three strokes. “Not on purpose, but it was broken, yeah.’’
When asked if he has an extra putter, he said, “No, I don’t want to answer anymore.’’
Matthew Wolff was disqualified from the Masters for signing for the wrong score on his card Friday. He signed for a lower score than he actually made on No. 17, according to the tournament committee.
Wolff wasn’t going to make the cut anyway. He shot 76-79 and was 11-over. But Wolff signed for a 4 on his scorecard when video showed him carding a 5 following a three-inch tap-in.
It has been a tough year for the 21-year-old Wolff, who withdrew from the WGC-Workday Championship after shooting a first-round 83 with no reason was given. He also withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open with a hand injury following a first-round 78.
Phil Mickelson, the three-time Masters winner, rallied on his back nine to make the cut on the number at 3-over following birdies on Nos. 13 and 15.
He said his plan for Saturday is to “go out early and have some fun and try to shoot a low one.’’
“I’ve got to focus on the fact that I’ve made a lot of progress,’’ he said. “The game is close. It’s getting closer each day. There’s nothing holding me back from playing well physically. There’s no reason why I can’t shoot low scores. I just have to get back to scoring the way I used to.’’
Will Zalatoris, 6-under and one shot out of the lead, said his most satisfying shot of the day was his approach shot on the 18th “knowing that it would get me into the final group.’’
“That’s something that’s a childhood dream to obviously be in the final group of a major on a weekend, especially here,’’ he said.