& # 039; I had to brake shutters to cut & # 039; – Wallace & # 039; s Player's diary

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Matt Wallace plays his second chance at the 14th hole during the second round of the Players Championship at Sawgrass The Players ChampionshipVenue: Players Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass Date: March 14-17Coverage: live text commentary and in-play highlights during the third and final round at Saturday and Sunday on the BBC Sport website, plus regular updates of the course on BBC Radio 5 Live

During his debut in the Players Championship, Matt Wallace succeeded his first round 69 with a one-over-par 73 to cut at two below. It was a frustrating second round, as he revealed in the latest installment of his exclusive Players diary for BBC Sport.

The first round was very good, but this was a sort of save-our-souls. I had to brake the shutters over the last few holes.

I just didn't have it today. We first played the back nine and from the start we made a bad choice on that tenth tee, where I hit a piece of wood of five hundred meters and sat behind a tree.

At the following I placed a bad swing and 3-putted but I bounced back to make a birdie on the next.

My pace set today was terrible, probably the worst it has ever been. I'm not sure why the reason for that, but the greens have definitely changed from nice and soft and crispy and relatively firm.

I kept finding myself in horrible positions, sometimes even after good recordings. I kept six, seven-foot breaking putts on and over hills so I couldn't really try.

But then I reminded my team that we made the weekend, so let's really forget today. I wanted to go upstairs and did not, but there are 36 holes to do that.

It was funny, we took the four iron out of the bag today and that par-three eighth, my penultimate hole, was a perfect four iron, so I had to do something with three iron. I hit a decent photo that just ran through the back.

Again, I was left with a tricky par save and it was crucial that I made it. But the way the course has changed is something I have to get used to, because with many majors the greens change while you play them.

It's nice to hear Tiger Woods say that anyone who makes the cut this week can still win but I don't see it that way. Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy are great leaders and I wish them every success if I can't win.

I'm just thinking about this weekend. I want to photograph two low laps to see where it places me and it can be an advantage that I have an early start for the third one.

If I can get a low, I can have another decent tournament week. Making the cut here is great, but frankly I want more than that and we have two more rounds on this beautiful golf course and hopefully I can go further.

Matt Wallace spoke with BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter.

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