Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry shared the 2nd round lead at the 2009 Masters tournament. Campbell's laser irons and Perry's sky- high approaches left them both at -9. Campbell fired a 70, after yesterday's opening 65. Perry's -5, 67 was mated with yesterday's 68. Perry's attempting to become the oldest major champion at 49 years young. Campbell's trying to shake the "can't finish" moniker under the brightest of lights.
Angel Cabrera held solo 3rd after his pair of 68s. A resurgent Todd Hamilton was in sole 4th at -6. Tim Clark, who always seems to play well here, was alone in 5th at -5. There were herds of players at -4, -3, and especially at -2.
Screwed. Padraig Harrington got screwed by one of the stupidest of golf rules. On the 15th hole, in high wind, he addressed his putt and the ball was moved by the wind. That cost him a penalty stroke. If they rely on players' integrity to call their own penalties, even when out of TV camera view, then why can't they rely on a player's integrity to say that the ball moved at address, but not because they touched it? If Harrington loses by a stroke it would be a huge injustice. This rule is way overdue for a revisit.
I don't think the Masters is anywhere near the best test of golf since the field is so restricted, but there's no arguing it's probably golf's biggest spectacle. Stay tuned.