I thought this deserved a seperate thread seeing as though it looks like it may be a battle for Lion to stay above the cut line. 1 under through 2 to start his 2nd round - right now projected to make the cut!
Go Blue and Go Lion!
I was about to make a "Kim watch" thread. Another early birdy today puts him above the projected cutline. I'd expect that line to move slightly downward (worse score) as the day goes on also. He had a great round yesterday with the exception of that double.
Is there any Masters coverage on TV right now? Golf channel looks like mostly talking and I don't see any live feeds on masters.com
its on masters.com right now. TV doesn't start till 3
I cant remember a Masters where the amatures have played so well. The worst score of all of them was Kim's at +4.
I believe that cut is top 44 including ties and anyone within 10 strokes of the leader. Because the leader is currently at -7, the projected cut line is for anyone over +3. I would guess that someone is going to finish the day with a score better than -7. I think that for Lion to make the cut, he is going to have to get to Even or maybe +1. Not impossible, but would require an unbelievable round.
The projected cut line is current at +4 (interactive leaderboard on masters.com)
I think Kim will have a good shot at making the cut if he could get to +2
as the one poster said, the cut for the masters is determined by being in the Top 44 (ties included) or within 10 strokes of the lead. Right now Kin is projected to make the cut based upon being within 10 strokes of the leaders. With the leaders just starting or not even having teed off yet, the leader will probably be around -10 or better at the end of the day.
Based upon how scores are so far, it looks like it could be another good day for scoring. Kim is going to need to have a very good round today to make the cut.
Yesterday Kim played them at +2 and today he played them E - let's see if he can sneak out another birdie before the turn!
-1 on the day thru 6
Bogey on the 7th, back to 4 over.
Birdied the 8th!
Back to 3-over.
Needs to finish at Even to have any chance.
I'd put the cut at -1 or even at the highest so he has a chance of he can take advantage of the par 5s and shorter par 4s
We should really have a liveblog for Kim. Dude is representing Michigan well.
And a Go Blue from the crowd.
Michigan invades Augusta National.
Almost holed a long birdie putt coming down the slope.
Live Amen Corner cam on masters.org is the best.
Lets hope he drills that putt.
Left the birdie putt about an inch outside the hole. Bad line, never had a chance.
The projected cut is +2 right now. He'll need to get 1 back to reach that level and probably 2 to feel safe at +1.
Edit: nevermind, just realized that cut is probably based off of being within 10 of the current leaders. He's gonna have to play lights-out the rest of the way.
Yeah, Choi and Quiros are tearing it up right now at -8. KJ Choi is -3 for the day, so I wouldn't feel comfortable at +2 as the ultimate cutline. We're probabyl looking at E at worst. Karlson is currently #44 and he's even (hasn't started rd 2 yet).
Lion has acquitted himself well. So far:
Quick note about Matsuyama - apparently, he's from Sendai, which was hard-hit by the tsunami, so he's a sentimental favorite and also playing extremely well given his situation back home. Good for him.
Sinking that birdie shot on 15 would've been nice.
to have a chance of making the cut. Maybe there'll be some tough conditions this evening.
I am not enjoying his choice of white pants and green shirt today.
That is just wrong.
Better make his move on 17.
Green shirt, gold shirt, who gives a shit?
not looking good for making the cut but he has played a hell of a round today
Maybe a few guys at the top can falter to move that cutline down a stroke or two. that would be nice.
Notable golfers likely to finish tied with or behind Lion include:
And there are certainly others. This is a very good showing even if he can't make the cut.
Expecting the Public LInks champion to make the cut is unrealistic. What's most important for Kim is that he enjoys the experience and that he takes home a first-hand understanding of what it takes to get to the next level.
He will now have this experience to draw on while playing amateur golf, and no matter what happens, it can't be taken away from him. It the cut does drop to +4, great. But Kim represented both himself and his school with class and showed some talent along the way, too.
In golf, that matters more than it does in other sports. And until players in other sports start calling penalties on themselves becuase it is the honorable thing to do, it always will.
Lion has had a great showing, shooting even par for the day. Here is your amateur standing update:
Hell of a 2nd round for Kim. He improved 4 strokes on yesterday's score even though it seems like the course is playing harder today.
his odds of being invited next year are low.