October 18 2013
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
LAS VEGAS -- Andres Romero was waiting for his translator before being interviewed after the second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. "10 under, and 10 over," he said with a smile before the translator arrived. The Argentine had followed a first-round 61 with an 81 to miss the cut at TPC Summerlin.
Romero was one shot off the lead after the first round. He missed the cut by three shots, though. He had two eagles and six birdies Thursday. He had just one birdie Friday, as well as six bogeys, one double-bogey and a triple-bogey (at the par-5 16th).
"Well, I started to hit the ball bad," Romero said through the translator. "The first and second hole, I was not feeling very good. I thought my swing wasn't there. ... I had troubles all the time. I tried to do my best, but my swing wasn't there.
"It was just a mental problem, not physical."
Romero is believed to be the first person in TOUR history to miss the cut after shooting a first-round 61, and second to do so with a 61 in either of the first two rounds. Kevin Stadler shot 81-61 in the 2008 Frys.com Open at Grayhawk Golf Club's Raptor Course in Scottsdale, Ariz.