The second round of the 2019 Masters will go down as one of the strangest days in Augusta National history. From start to finish, the unpredictable day had it all, and set the stage perfectly for a highly anticipated weekend with the coveted green jacket on the line.
Here are the strangest occurrences from Day 2 of the 2019 Masters:
Zach Johnson did what every weekend warrior in the world has done, or at least witnessed. On the 13th tee deck, Johnson accidentally hit his ball with a practice swing, which clanked off the adjacent tee marker and dribbled a few yards away.
Luckily, Johnson was not assessed a penalty on the play because he did not intend to hit the ball. He went on to make birdie on the par 5 and ended up making the cut on the 3-over number.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat continued the trend of making professional golfers look incredibly average. After his second shot into No. 17, Thailand's own wanted to see where his hooking ball was going but instead found himself on his back with an awkward tumble. Not a great look for the golfers-are-athletes-too believers.
Jon Rahm saw Johnson's near whiff and one-upped him with this beauty of a shank, proving even the best players in the world hit hosel rockets like the players at your local muni who are always yelling "Fore!" The broadcast didn't show Rahm's shank but did show him somehow salvage par from the trees.
For the first Friday since 2005, play was suspended at Augusta due to lightning in the area. The last time Tiger Woods won the Masters was also 2005. Makes you think, doesn't it?
While this story didn't occur on the course, Jason Day admitting he blows balloons to help position his rib cage and alleviate back pain is certainly eyebrow-raising. He's had a long history of back issues, so he's clearly gained experience in how to handle the injury. Plus, it seemed to work. Day shot 67 on Friday to sit in a five-way tie for the lead.
Tiger Woods sent the golf world into a panic on the 14th hole when a security guard, who was trying to control the crowd, slid into him and clipped his ankle. Tiger walked off gingerly but was able to shake off any discomfort, allowing his supporters to take a giant sigh of relief.
For the first time in Masters history, there is a five-way tie for first after 36 holes. Major champions litter the top of the leaderboard with Day, Francesco Molinari, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott, and Louis Oosthuizen all sharing the lead at 7-under.