the Classic Amen Corner – the three holes (11-13) is equally famous for its scenic beauty, which feared for its severity – put swede in the vastness of the problems in this year's first major, and the question is if he can repair the damage.
Stensons career going in the wrong direction and the issues with motivation, he previously talked about shone through when he searched himself after the initial 18 holes.
Afterwards he was more frustrated than pissed.
– It is not as if we are where we want to be. We hit a lot of good shots, but when you don't feel that you have control on what to do, when you hit the ball 20 metres left out in the bushes...It is a clear sign that you are not right on it, " he says.
on the 466-metre long par 5 hole. But andraslaget, with the intention to reach the green, ended up crazy, in among the bushes of flowering azaleas. Stenson and his caddy Fanny Sunesson found the ball, but was forced to have to pay and drop in.
the Misery was not over there.
the Flag ended up in the creek Rae's Creek and an additional three strokes were required. Eight kinds and a trippelbogey brought Stenson from par to three over.
" If you are going to be with up here, it feels not as if you can afford to throw in a trippelbogey from the fairway. There is a difference if I had been in trouble. I got to a really good rash and then I take a bad decision, " says Stenson.
the Introduction on his 14th visit to the Augusta National Golf Club promised something completely different. Stenson chippade in the hole for a birdie on the third hole and a close-to-perfect rash on sixth holes paved the way for a new birdie – and invited us to a publikvrål.
the first nine holes, he went out on the second round on one under par. After the hardships on hole 13, he took back a blow with today's third birdie on the 15th hole but missed then birdieputtar on holes 16 and 18.
Thursday's 74 nature means that it requires a really good score on Friday. Otherwise he finds it difficult to qualify for the final 36 holes this weekend.
" You don't build self-confidence in one afternoon. It feels like there is a bit of a catch-22. There is too much pillande and trillande how we shall come to the ball, but nothing that feels really good. It is just that the cave down on the rank and we will see how it will be, " says Henrik Stenson.