Rory McIlroy and Jason Day, golfers so young it seems they should be carrying around Fisher Price clubs, are doing something that hasn’t been done often at the Masters: they are scorching Augusta National.
McIlroy is the leader at 10 under. Day is in second with 8 under. They are paired again together today and will tee off at 2:45 p.m.
Their performances, particularly Day’s 8 under in Friday’s second round, bring to mind Tiger Woods’ masterful performance in 1997.
It also brings to mind what wise old veteran Fred Couples mentioned yesterday: you don’t see too many 20-22 years olds win the Masters.
They don’t have the experience, or maturity, to know the course or to keep their discipline.For example, Day was even par on Thursday before going low yesterday. It’s not uncommon for players to post one good round at Augusta. To post two is more difficult. Three … you get the idea.
Day is 23 and McIlroy is 21. This is Day’s first Masters. This is McIlroy’s third. He tied for 20th