Martin Kaymer

The Latest: Stricker's streak of pars ends with an 8

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Steve Stricker began the second round with 14 consecutive pars to stay on the leaderboard. The 15th hole changed everything.

He lost one ball. He nearly lost another. He had to hack out of the hay back into the fairway, and then hit his next shot back into the hay. When he finally tapped in, he had a quadruple-bogey 8 to fall back to even par for the tournament.

That's mostly a product of the toughest conditions of the day. The gusts topped out at just over 30 mph (48 kph). The rain came down heavy and stayed longer. Everyone was hanging on for dear life.

Rory McIlroy, who got...