If Oak Hill Country Club could have spoken on Friday it would have pleaded for leniency. Yet even then it wouldn't have been forthcoming during the second round of the 2013 PGA Championship.
Considering the amount of red numbers posted on the storied Donald Ross course and the historic rounds it allowed, there were plenty of winners to choose from on Friday and, by extension, far fewer losers of note to highlight.
A 64 was shot in the morning. An even better 63 followed in the afternoon. In between, some of the world’s best golfers posted strong rounds en route to creating a star-studded leaderboard that will be fun to watch over the weekend.
It’s odd then, that many of the second-round losers were golfers we expected to contend for the Wanamaker Trophy when the week began. The world’s top two players are licking their wounds after 36 holes.
So too is a pair of Englishmen who came to New York desperately seeking a first major championship breakthrough.
Those stars are joined by a player whose caddie cost him an opportunity to make the cut and the very course that witnessed it all. It was indeed a crazy day in golf’s final major of the season.
That said, Friday's winners are all poised to push toward raising that famed trophy on Sunday. The losers, well, they’re wondering how things went so wrong on such a vulnerable Oak Hill on Day 2.