Charley Hoffman showed his first signs of nerves during Friday's second round at the Masters.
Hoffman, astaple on the PGA Tour, took his first overnight lead at a major Thursday when he shot a 7-under 65 to take a four-shot lead after Round 1.
Hoffman then birdied the par-5 second hole Friday to momentarily jump out to a five-shot lead. Then the wheels started falling off a bit.
Starting with the par-3 sixth hole, Hoffman made three straight bogeys to fall back to 5 under. Sergio Garcia, who was 2 under through his first seven holes, was just two shots back.
After battling through 35 mph winds Thursday, players must think Friday's 25 mph wind gusts are a walk in the park. Yet, the swirling breezes still present a challenge, and playing with the lead in a major championship is never easy.
Stay tuned, folks. This tournament is starting to get interesting.