PGA Tour golfer Brian Stuard has rough second round at the Memorial Tournament
Brian Stuard watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Saturday, March 2, 2013.ASSOCIATED PRESS
JACKSON, MI – Brian Stuard’s second-round play at the Memorial Tournament can be summed up in one word: rough.
The Jackson native carded six bogeys on the day, five of which were a result of finding the rough. With only one birdie on the round, Stuard finished the round with a 5-over 77. His two-day total of 5-over 149 leaves him three strokes back from the projected 2-over cut line.
Starting the day at even-par after a 72 on Thursday, Stuard was still in solid shape after grinding out the back nine at 1-over. He opened the front nine with a bogey and never recovered.
His tee shot on the 470-yard, par-4 first found the right rough followed by another shot to the rough. A chip shot and two putts later resulted in the bogey.
After a par on No. 2, Stuard found the rough once again with his tee shot on the 401-yard, par-4 third. With a stretch of water between his ball and the green, Stuard was forced to lay up to the fairway, resulting in another bogey.
PGA Memorial Golf Tournament 2013: Charl Schwartzel Ahead, Tiger Woods Trails After Day 1
Charl Schwartzel of South Africa watches his tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio on Thursday. (Photo : Reuters)
After the first day of the PGA Memorial Golf Tournament, Tiger Woods found himself six strokes behind Charl Schwartzel, who is on top of the leaderboard standings at the tourney.
Woods, who won last year’s tournament, hit five birdies but was thrown off by four bogeys during the first day of the action at Muirfield in Dublin, Ohio, hitting only for 1-under 71 and outplayed by Fred Couples, a winner at the Memorial in 2006, who put up a mark of 70 with only 25 putts.
“I didn’t score very well compared to how I hit it,” said Woods. “I hit it pretty good. I just didn’t make anything today.”
The No.1-world-ranked player in golf, Woods had entered the tournament having won four of the last five tourneys he had played, including the Players Championship, as he looks to build momentum for the upcoming U.S. Open in June.
Schwartzel, a former Masters champion, had a strong day with four straight birdies at one point and netted another one to shoot for a 7-under-65 for the opening round, putting him with a one-shot lead over Scott Piercy.
Rory McIlroy, the No.2-ranked player in the world, hit for 78, including a four-putt double bogey at the 12th hole, and expressed his frustration afterwards. McIlroy’s 78 marks the highest first-round score of his career, according to ESPN.
Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Memorial Tournament scores
May 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Memorial Tournament at the par-72 course on Thursday in Dublin, Ohio 65 Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 65 66 Scott Piercy (U.S.) 66 67 Josh Teater (U.S.) 67 Russell Henley (U.S.) 67 Kyle Stanley (U.S.) 67 Charlie Wi (South Korea) 67 68 Bill Haas (U.S.) 68 Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 68 69 Matt Jones (Australia) 69 Michael Thompson (U.S.) 69 Robert Karlsson (Sweden) 69 Chris Stroud (U.S.) 69 70 Brandt Jobe (U.S.) 70 Ryan Moore (U.S.) 70 Stewart Cink (U.S.) 70 Justin Leonard (U.S.) 70 Billy Horschel (U.S.) 70 Justin Rose (Britain) 70 Derek Ernst (U.S.) 70 Scott Stallings (U.S.) 70 James Driscoll (U.S.) 70 Graham DeLaet (Canada) 70 Fred Couples (U.S.) 70 Trevor Immelman (South Africa) 70 Gary Woodland (U.S.) 70 George Coetzee (South Africa) 70 71 John Senden (Australia) 71 David Hearn (Canada) 71 Roberto Castro (U.S.) 71 Martin Laird (Britain) 71 Bubba Watson (U.S.) 71 Carl Pettersson (Sweden) 71 Cameron Tringale (U.S.) 71 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 71 Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 71 Tommy Gainey (U.S.) 71 Kevin Streelman (U.S.) 71 Tiger Woods (U.S.) 71 Keegan Bradley (U.S.) 71 Bud Cauley (U.S.) 71 72 Jason Day (Australia) 72 Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 72 Charlie Beljan (U.S.) 72 J.J. Henry (U.S.) 72 K.J. Choi (South Korea) 72 Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 72 Luke Guthrie (U.S.) 72 Brian Stuard (U.S.) 72 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spain) 72 Pat Perez (U.S.) 72 Camilo Villegas (Colombia) 72 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 72 John Huh (U.S.) 72 Bryce Molder (U.S.) 72 Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 72 Charles Howell III (U.S.) 72 Guan Tianlang (China) 72 73 William McGirt (U.S.) 73 Justin Hicks (U.S.) 73 Davis Love III (U.S.) 73 Adam Scott (Australia) 73 Ernie Els (South Africa) 73 Luke Donald (Britain) 73 Charley Hoffman (U.S.) 73 Bo Van Pelt (U.S.) 73 Tom Gillis (U.S.) 73 Zach Johnson (U.S.) 73 Ben Curtis (U.S.) 73 Hunter Mahan (U.S.) 73 Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 73 Richard Lee (U.S.) 73 74 Erik Compton (U.S.) 74 Ryo Ishikawa (Japan) 74 Mark Wilson (U.S.) 74 Marc Leishman (Australia) 74 George McNeill (U.S.) 74 Ricky Barnes (U.S.) 74 Brian Harman (U.S.) 74 Daniel Summerhays (U.S.) 74 Matt Every (U.S.) 74 Robert Allenby (Australia) 74 Chris Kirk (U.S.) 74 Ted Potter Jr. (U.S.) 74 Vijay Singh (Fiji) 74 Aaron Baddeley (Australia) 74 75 Brian Davis (Britain) 75 Scott Brown (U.S.) 75 Mike Weir (Canada) 75 David Lingmerth (Sweden) 75 Ken Duke (U.S.) 75 James Hahn (U.S.) 75 Brendon De Jonge (Zimbabwe) 75 Jim Furyk (U.S.) 75 Webb Simpson (U.S.) 75 Justin Bolli (U.S.) 75 76 Lee Westwood (Britain) 76 Jason Kokrak (U.S.) 76 Fabian Gomez (Argentina) 76 Jeff Overton (U.S.) 76 Kenny Perry (U.S.) 76 D.A. Points (U.S.) 76 Ben Kohles (U.S.) 76 Casey Wittenberg (U.S.) 76 77 Jonathan Byrd (U.S.) 77 Geoff Ogilvy (Australia) 77 Bae Sang-Moon (South Korea) 77