AUGUSTA, Ga. – Soren Kjeldsen says the higher scores Friday at the Masters are partly due to the more difficult setups of the par 5s.
“The par 5s played a lot tougher today,” Kjeldsen said after shooting 1-under-par 71, leaving him at 3-under 141. “No. 8 is into the wind, No. 13 is in and off the left, which makes it difficult to get around the corner, and No. 15 is into the wind.'
The winds are gusting 20 mph from the northwest.
“Historically, if you look at the scoring here, people play well on the par 5s,' Kjeldsen. 'They make birdies and eagles as they did yesterday, and I think it’s going to be a little different today. And then there are a few other holes where they tucked the pins away a little bit.”
Kjeldsen thinks Augusta National officials decided to make the course tougher after Thursday’s low scores.
“They say they have a plan from the start and don’t change because of low scoring, but they decided it was going to be tough today,” he said