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 identify Friday, he posted a video on Instagram and Twitter providing a case of beer to the primary 50 folks whose time on the match, as he stated, “might need been minimize brief.”
The clamor round DeChambeau might 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 initially of the second spherical Friday afternoon. With three putts from 28 ft, he double bogeyed the primary gap, then took 4 pictures to succeed in the par-4 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 protracted day, lengthy two days nearly,” DeChambeau stated. “Sadly, I obtained it going the mistaken manner on the market for some time.”
Spieth’s expertise was the inverse. After six bogeys within the closing 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, against this, spent practically all the time hitting balls, largely 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 most important distinction was I ended hitting my tee pictures within the tough,” Spieth stated. “Fairly easy.”
In the long run, not surprisingly, Spieth seemed throughout the day and felt buoyed, even by the gang response. He talked about some “outliers,” however stated: “We had large help, folks trekked 33 holes with us in the present day, and that’s fairly superior contemplating the moist situations.”
Recalling his many wayward pictures throughout the first spherical, Spieth laughed and stated: “I imply, I understand how I really feel strolling by the tough in the present day.”