Bryson DeChambeau takes marshalling duties into his own hands + scores

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The American held on to share of the lead alongside Homa & Scheffler on a windswept day at Augusta National.
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April 12, 2024
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Bryson DeChambeau added a second round of 73 to his opening 65 at the Masters on a windswept day at Augusta National, with one of the former US Open champion’s three birdies coming in unorthodox fashion on the 13th.

After hitting his tee shot into the trees, DeChambeau opted to hit his second shot towards the adjacent 14th fairway, but not before taking it upon himself to remove a sizeable signpost.

“Yeah, I picked up the signpost. I was trying to direct people. Trying to get people to go to the restrooms,” DeChambeau joked in his post-round press conference.

“For me it was pretty much the only option. I was looking at an opportunity to hit it back into the 13th fairway, but I knew I could hit one around the corner down 14 fairway and have a 140 to 150-yard shot in.

“So I decided to do that, and the Patrons were nice enough to move over to the side to make sure it was wide enough so if I hit one errant, nobody would get hit by the ball.

“I hit a great shot around the corner and was able to take advantage of a pretty open entrance to the green at that back right flag and made a nice birdie putt.”

DeChambeau revealed his new set of irons were only approved by the USGA 48 hours before play got under way on Thursday.

“I have to say, it was pretty close,” he added. “We didn’t really think it was going to be non-conforming but they were, just the groove edge was just too sharp.

“Last week we found out literally Thursday afternoon that they were non-conforming from the USGA.

“And then we worked on them all over the weekend, and finally Tuesday morning we got them to where they were in a place where they were conforming and was ready to go.

Bryson DeChambeau at the Masters
Bryson DeChambeau hits from the bunker on the second hole during the second round of the Masters (George Walker IV/AP)

With winds gusting up to 42mph, the pace of play was funereal and the penultimate group of Scheffler, Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele took six hours and two minutes to complete 18 holes.

Scheffler added a 72 to his opening 66 and Schauffele returned a second consecutive 72 to remain level par, but McIlroy struggled to a birdie-free 77 to slump to four over.

Defending champion Jon Rahm was a stroke further back following a 76, with the cut falling at six over to allow two-time winner Jose Maria Olazabal to make the weekend at the age of 58.

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T1Scottie Scheffler-66672138
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T5Cam Davis-36972141
T5Collin Morikawa-37170141
7Ludvig Åberg-27369142
T8Matthieu Pavon-17073143
T8Cameron Young-17073143
T8Tommy Fleetwood-17271143
T8Danny Willett-16875143
T8Ryan Fox-16974143
T8Byeong Hun An-17073143
T8Cameron Smith-17172143
T15Adam SchenkPar7371144
T15Patrick ReedPar7470144
T15Kurt KitayamaPar7173144
T15Lucas GloverPar7173144
T15Sepp StrakaPar7371144
T15Matt FitzpatrickPar7173144
T15Xander SchauffelePar7272144
T22Eric Cole+17372145
T22Tiger Woods+17372145
T24Tyrrell Hatton+27274146
T24Brooks Koepka+27373146
T24Taylor Moore+27175146
T24Corey Conners+27076146
T24Harris English+27274146
T24Patrick Cantlay+27175146
T30Neal Shipley(a)+37176147
T30Akshay Bhatia+37275147
T30Shane Lowry+37374147
T30Erik van Rooyen+37176147
T30Will Zalatoris+37077147
T35Denny McCarthy+47474148
T35Vijay Singh+47573148
T35Adam Hadwin+47573148
T35Jason Day+47573148
T35Sahith Theegala+47474148
T35Phil Mickelson+47375148
T35Joaquin Niemann+47078148
T35Min Woo Lee+47474148
T35Rory McIlroy+47177148
T44Camilo Villegas+57475149
T44J.T. Poston+57574149
T44Keegan Bradley+57871149
T44Chris Kirk+57475149
T44Tony Finau+57178149
T44Jon Rahm+57376149
T50Grayson Murray+67674150
T50Si Woo Kim+67476150
T50Adam Scott+67674150
T50Tom Kim+67278150
T50Jake Knapp+67476150
T50José María Olazábal+67773150
T50Luke List+67575150
T50Thorbjørn Olesen+67179150
T50Russell Henley+67377150
T50Rickie Fowler+67674150
T50Hideki Matsuyama+67674150
CUTSungjae Im+77774151
CUTJustin Thomas+77279151
CUTNick Dunlap+77774151
CUTSergio Garcia+77279151
CUTLee Hodges+77477151
CUTAustin Eckroat+77477151
CUTZach Johnson+77675151
CUTMike Weir+77477151
CUTWyndham Clark+77378151
CUTJustin Rose+77378151
CUTStewart Hagestad(a)+87478152
CUTChristo Lamprecht(a)+87478152
CUTViktor Hovland+87181152
CUTJordan Spieth+97974153
CUTBrian Harman+98172153
CUTSam Burns+98073153
CUTSantiago De la Fuente(a)+107678154
CUTBubba Watson+107480154
CUTPeter Malnati+108272154
CUTStephan Jaeger+107480154
CUTCharl Schwartzel+117481155
CUTRyo Hisatsune+127878156
CUTJasper Stubbs(a)+128076156
CUTFred Couples+128076156
CUTGary Woodland+137681157
CUTDustin Johnson+137879157
CUTAdrian Meronk+147880158
CUTNick Taylor+147781158
CUTEmiliano Grillo+157683159
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