Bryson DeChambeau came into The Masters boasting of his ability to tear apart the course, but an image during Round Two not only had fans perplexed but brought his day crashing down.
The hulking American raised eyebrows before his opening round at Augusta by claiming that the par-72 course plays more like a par-67 for him because of his unprecedented long-hitting game.
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While still nestled amongst the leaders going into Round Two, this year's US Open champion didn’t quite deliver on his first warning.
However, a head-scratching moment from Round Two just about summed up DeChambeau’s opening two days, which has left him on the brink of Masters disaster.
Going into the 3rd hole, DeChambeau was only 30 yards off the green.
But in ‘ridiculous’ circumstances, the golfer and officials couldn’t find his ball.
This is despite the little to no bush interference and the unlimited cameras now filming every shot at the Masters.
“We’ve got 30 seconds left,” an official told the American.
“So you’re saying if we can’t find it, it’s a lost ball?” DeCheambeau asked the official.
Viewers on social media were left stunned at the inability to find the American’s ball and said if there were spectators it would be unlikely this would occur.
While others mocked DeChambeau for asking the official if it was a ‘lost ball’ before he settled for a ruling, resulting in a 7 on the 3rd.
— Freddie Coleman (@ColemanESPN) November 13, 2020
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 13, 2020
— George Savaricas (@GeorgeSavaricas) November 13, 2020
Also amazing/ironic they can find balls a mile left on 13 all week long and can’t find one in a wide open patch of rough. Cruel game
— Brian Wacker (@brianwacker1) November 13, 2020
A wild situation playing out on No. 3. Bryson DeChambeau swung away, trying to reach the par 4 with his drive. He missed the fairway by a bit. Not a lot. The ball seemed to land in the rough. (There are no trees over there). Nobody could find the ball.... https://t.co/KGzkmbF59Z
— Nick Pietruszkiewicz (@npiet_ESPN) November 13, 2020
Bryson DeChambeau just got robbed, how can they not find his ball when it is barely a few yards into the rough
— Freddy James (@freddyrieu) November 13, 2020
— CatchCaleb (@CalebLe74625772) November 13, 2020
The American was talking up his big-hitting game before the tournament.
“I’m looking at it as a par 67 for me because I can reach all the par-fives in two, no problem,” Bryson DeChambeau said ahead of Day 1 at the Masters.
“If the conditions stay the way they are, that’s what I feel like par is for me.”
If that's the case, then DeChambeau signed off on his first round with a score of three-over.
It's not exactly the sort of score that is going to send shivers throughout the field.
After Day 2, DeChambeau sits on the brink of a Masters disaster Tied 61st.
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Australian Cameron Smith produced a stellar finish to join a four-way tie at the top of a star-studded leaderboard halfway through the second round of the Masters at Augusta National.
Smith finished off his rain-delayed first round with a five-under 67 before lighting up Augusta National's finishing holes in his second round.
The two-time PGA Tour winner finished eagle, birdie, birdie, birdie to shoot a four-under 68 and nine-under 13 total.
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