May 13 2011
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- After opening with a 6-under 66 Thursday, Mark O’Meara had a harsh reality check Friday, shooting a 74 that included five bogeys and just three birdies.
The difference? Putting.
O’Meara took 32 putts in the second round, compared to just 24 on Thursday.
“I played reasonably well but I made a couple of mistakes out there today and certainly didn’t make the putts I made [Thursday],” O’Meara said.
Some of those mistakes included putting off the green on No. 15 and a three-putt on the island green 17th hole.
“That’s not too good when you’re a pro and you’re on the green and you putt it off the green,” O’Meara said.
That said, he’ll easily make the cut and go to the weekend at 4 under.
“I’m proud of myself,” O’Meara said. “I hung in there today and 4 under through two rounds is good around this golf course.”