As play was concluding on the Memorial, a grinning Koepka playfully threw one other barb in DeChambeau’s route. After thanking followers for shouting his title Friday, he posted a video on Instagram and Twitter providing a case of beer to the primary 50 folks whose time on the event, as he stated, “might have been cut short.”
The clamor round DeChambeau could have had no impact on his golf, however after taking pictures a one-under 71 within the first spherical, which included 15 holes performed Friday morning, DeChambeau stumbled badly in the beginning of the second spherical Friday afternoon. With three putts from 28 ft, he double bogeyed the primary gap, then took 4 pictures to achieve the par-Four third inexperienced, which led to a bogey. DeChambeau responded with an eagle and 4 birdies but additionally had three extra bogeys for an inconsistent spherical of 72.
“A long day, long two days almost,” DeChambeau stated. “Unfortunately, I got it going the wrong way out there for a while.”
Spieth’s expertise was the inverse. After six bogeys within the remaining 13 holes of his first spherical, he spent most of a 40-minute layoff earlier than the beginning of the second spherical consuming lunch. (DeChambeau, in contrast, spent practically the whole time hitting balls, principally with a driver, on the follow vary.)
Spieth started his second spherical with 4 steadying pars, then made 5 birdies with no bogey the remainder of his afternoon.
“The biggest difference was I stopped hitting my tee shots in the rough,” Spieth stated. “Pretty simple.”
In the top, not surprisingly, Spieth regarded throughout the day and felt buoyed, even by the group response. He talked about some “outliers,” however stated: “We had massive support, people trekked 33 holes with us today, and that’s pretty awesome considering the wet conditions.”
Recalling his many wayward pictures throughout the first spherical, Spieth laughed and stated: “I mean, I know how I feel walking through the rough today.”