Graeme shot a 73 in his 2nd round and misses the cut by 1 shot at the Masters Tournament. Graeme’s 2nd round was disrupted by a weather delay and when he resumed on the 9th he shot a bogey and looked doomed. He then went to +2 on 16 but a birdie on the 17th gave him a chance to make a great escape on the 18th. However, a second shot to the back of the green left him an uphill putt that was one foot short.
Graeme first round charge at The Masters suffered a brutal end after the Rathmore man double-bogeyed his final hole of the day to sign for a level-par 72 at Augusta National.
The World No.66, making his first appearance at the tournament since 2016, had bounced back superbly from two early bogeys and was on track for a solid round on a rain-soaked first day of the final Major of the year until the cruel finish.
After waiting out a three-hour delay following torrential morning rain at Augusta, Graeme had bogeyed his opening hole, the 10th, and then dropped a further stroke at the par-five 13th.
But G-Mac turned it around with an unlikely birdie via a chip-in at the par-three 16th, and then, after the turn, back-to-back birdies followed at the 2nd and 3rd to get him back into red figures, with another birdie coming on the par-five 8th.
However, Augusta does not afford you rest and just when it seemed Graeme had a good round in the bag, it struck back. After chipping out sideways having been driven behind a tree on the 9th, the 41-year-old missed a six-footer for bogey, finishing his day where he started with a 72.
Former US Open champion Graeme resumed with a bogey on 9 and looked doomed when he went to +2 on 16 but a birdie on the 17th gave him a chance to make a great escape on the 18th.
However, a second shot to the back of the green left him an uphill putt that was one foot short.
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