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๐ŸŒ๐Ÿป Ruthless Wind Upsets Augusta

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Good Morning. Augusta was absolutely unforgiving yesterday, and even the stars had to bear the brunt of the windy, gusty conditions.

Top players, including Jordan Spieth, Wyndham Clark, Viktor Hovland and Brian Harman, have missed the cut.

It was just the fourth time in the last 30 years that the field averaged higher than 75 in the second round at the Masters.

Featured Tee Times For Today (ET)

๐ŸŒ๏ธ 12:45 pm โ€“ Tiger Woods, Tyrrell Hatton
๐ŸŒ๏ธ 2:35 pm โ€“ Scottie Scheffler, Nicolai Hรธjgaard
๐ŸŒ๏ธ 2:45 pm โ€“ Max Homa, Bryson DeChambeau

โ›ณ This day in history: On this date in 1997, Tiger Woods became the youngest champion in Masters history. And in 1986, Jack Nicklaus scored a final-round 65 to win his sixth Green Jacket.

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Windy Augusta As Ruthless As It Gets

Photo: Reuters | Source: The Washington Post

It was a crazy second round at the Augusta National, with the weather conditions ensuring that players struggled left, right, and center.

The field scoring average at Augusta jumped from 73.43 in round one to 75.08 in round two - the largest increase between the first two rounds in a single Masters since 1976 (+1.85).

๐Ÿš€ย 3-Way Tie: Itโ€™s a three-way tie atop the leaderboard heading into the weekend with Scottie Scheffler, Bryson DeChambeau and Max Homa all at 6-under-par.

The leading trio is two shots ahead of Nicolai Hojgaard (-4), who is a solo fourth.

๐Ÿšจ History Alert: Tiger Woods secured a record-breaking 24th consecutive cut at The Masters, beating the record of 23 consecutive cuts at the event previously jointly held with Gary Player and Fred Couples.

Woods (+1) currently sits T-22.

๐ŸŒ๏ธ Shipley Supremacy: Neal Shipley (T-30) won the Masters Silver Cup as the only amateur to make the cut.

โ›ณ๏ธ Aberg Dominates: Ludvig Aberg put on a masterclass shooting a 3-under 69 - the lowest round of the day. Aberg lies 7th after Round 2 in his maiden Masters appearance.

๐Ÿšฉย Major Upsets: Three of the top 10 golfers in the OWGR - Wyndham Clark, Viktor Hovland, and Brian Harman - have failed to make the cut.

LIV Golf stars Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia will also miss the weekend, alongside other top names from the PGA Tour, including Jordan Spieth, Sam Burns, and Justin Thomas.

๐Ÿ“บ TV Ratings: ESPN's Round 1 Masters coverage averaged 3.2 million viewers - its best Thursday viewership in nine years. Itโ€™s also a jump of 28% from last yearโ€™s first round.

Leaderboard after Round 2

Watch Round 2 Highlights

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WEEKEND READING
Why The Best Player Uses The Most Forgiving Driver

Source: Golf Digest

Nelly Korda is in a league of her own, having won four consecutive tournaments on the LPGA Tour.

While there is no doubt she is one of the best players in the world, her close ally is her driver - TaylorMadeโ€™s new Qi10 Max.

But, why is Korda using a driver that seems to be made for choppers?

Simple: Because itโ€™s the right driver for her game. And, secondly, why wouldnโ€™t every player want to play a more forgiving driver?

๐Ÿ“Œ The Qi10 Max is TaylorMadeโ€™s first driver to break the barrier of 10,000 total MOI (ultra-high stability on mishits, or forgiveness).

๐Ÿ“Œ The total MOI is a number that combines the traditional heel-toe resistance to twisting measurement with the less known crown-sole resistance to twisting measurement.

๐Ÿ“Œ A 10,000 total MOI is about 40% higher than what TaylorMade drivers were a decade ago.

What are the unique features in Korda's driver?

โœ… She uses a custom shaft (Mitsubishi Diamana GT 60) and custom length (45 and 3/16 inches).

โœ… The rear perimeter weight is about six grams lighter than standard, which technically makes the driverโ€™s overall MOI slightly less than 10,000.

โœ… The TPS sole weight is a little heavier to get the total weight of the head back to standard and give Korda a little more draw.

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Best Drills For Shoulder Mobility

In this video, we share 3 drills that'll help you improve your shoulder mobility for your golf swing.

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