Anthony Kim shoots a record 11 birdies on Friday
Here's how the Asians did:
Anthony Kim (USA) (-4) 75-65 = 140
Shingo Katayama (Japan) (-4) 67-73 = 140
Ryuji Imada (Japan) (+1) 73-72 = 145
Jeev Milkha Singh (India) (+2) 71-75 = 146
Yong-Eun Yang (Korea) (+3) 73-74 = 147
K.J. Choi (Korea) (+4) 76-72 = 148
Ryo Ishikawa (Japan) (+6) 73-77 = 150
Wen-Tang Lin (Taiwan) (+7) 77-74 = 151
Prayad Marksaeng (Thailand)(+9) 69-84 = 153
Danny Lee(a) (NZ) (+11) 74-81 = 155
Other than Anthony Kim, a terrible day for Asians. Kim made a Master's record 11 birdies for today's best round of 65. He also made a double bogey. Katayama was steady all day and shot 73, a little dissapointing. They showed the end of Imada's round on tv and he needed to make an 8 foot knee-knocking par on 18 to make the cut. That was nerve-wracking! If you miss the cut you don't make a penny! By making that putt he gets to play on the weekend and who knows, he could make ALOT of money!
KJ Choi missing the cut is a surprise. He's Asia's best player and has finished as high as 4th at the Masters.
As for the rest, it was a disaster. Marksaeng was the worse. In contention yesterday with a 69 today he shoots 84! Want to see an ugly scorecard? That's waaaay to much yellow.
And then there was Danny Lee, the young phenom from New Zealand who won on the European Tour earlier this year (and didn't make a cent cause he's still an amateur). At the halfway point today he was -2! Then it crashed and burned when he QUINTUPLE bogeyed the Par 4 10th! You don't see that every day.
Oh noes!! Not a QUINTUPLE bogey!
So three guys left in the field. Let's see if they can do some damage tomorrow.
Ryo Ishikawa and his lookalike club-head cover are on their way home.