Si Woo Kim breaks putter during second round of the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Si Woo Kim didn’t have his putter for the final four holes in the second round of the Masters.

Kim smashed his putter head-first into the turf at Augusta National after a poor chip on the par-5 15th hole Friday, breaking the shaft. He two-putted for par there with his 3-wood.

Kim had just made a bogey on the par-4 14th. The South Korean — the 2017 Players Championship winner — played his second shot there to just off the back of the green, then elected to use his putter from there for his third. He rolled the ball within 5 feet, then didn’t have enough speed on the par attempt and watched it lip out.

Then came the 15th, when his chip went past the hole. He slammed the putter not long afterward, though it was not immediately clear if he was upset with the chip, the missed par putt on the previous hole or something else.

Kim used the wood again on the par-3 16th, narrowly missing a birdie opportunity and making another par.

He was 4 under at the time, three shots back of the 36-hole lead posted by Justin Rose and well within position to make the cut at Augusta National for the fourth time in five appearances at the Masters.

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