Andres Romero opens Shriners with a 61, follows it up with an 81

Shane Bacon
October 19, 2013

The old golf adage tells us that the toughest part about playing a ridiculously low round is that you have to go out the next day and follow it up, which is normally tough to do.

Poor Andres Romero might be the poster child for this theory after Friday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Romero, a 32-year-old Argentine with one career win on the PGA Tour, shot a blistering 10-under 61 on Thursday at TPC Summerlin, hitting 16 of 18 greens in regulation and needing just 25 putts. His round would have tied the course record if not for J.J. Henry's opening 11-under 60, but it had Romero in contention and it looked like he would be a serious factor this week.

Then came Friday.

Romero posted a second round 81, 20 shots different from his opening round and it was so bad he missed the cut ... by four shots.

The difference between the two rounds matched a PGA Tour record set by Kevin Stadler at the 2008 Open (he shot 81-61) and Colin Montgomerie at the 2002 British Open (64-84), and it just is another reason why one day you master this crazy game and the next day you barely remember how to pick up the club.