Sydney's air quality index registered levels of pollutants which were on par with Beijing during the first round, and forced New Zealander Ryan Chisnall, who is asthmatic, to borrow a face mask from a spectator.
"I'm a little surprised that I haven't won another Australian Open in this 10-year stretch", he said. I was joking that I need a cleanse but I should shove some salt water up my nose or something and try rinse myself out.
What would normally have been a summer's stroll in the park for professional golfers, descended into a real health hazard as players complained of burning eyes, sore throats and problems breathing as they trudged around the Australian Golf Club.
As a Spaniard he's not eligible to play in the Presidents Cup and confessed he hasn't got any great tips on how to beat the United States even after being on winning European teams in the Ryder Cup. Obviously not the conditions we want to be playing in.
"It's not the easiest to breathe, our eyes have definitely been stinging quite a bit", said Jones, his voice hoarse from the smoke.
Other big names to miss the cut included Spanish former Masters champion Sergio Garcia (two over), four-time major victor and Presidents Cup skipper of the worldwide team, Ernie Els (seven over). I've got that cough like you've got something in your lungs, phlegm in your lungs or whatever, but it's not fun.
Two amateurs, both from Asia, set the pace, with Japan's Takumi Kanaya and Taiwan's Chun-An Yu both shooting six-under 65s, while most of the big guns choked in the haze that is so bad authorities have told kids not to play sport and warned elderly people to stay indoors.
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Former Masters champions Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia and English drawcard Paul Casey, the world number 14 and highest-ranked player in the field, were all playing later on Thursday.
"I must admit my eyes are stinging", he said after a 68 left him three shots off the lead. "I'm not going to complain because there's people in a way worse position than me".
Australian Cameron Smith was diplomatic.
"It's a bit odd, isn't it, but what can you do?" "But we'll see after the four days, it might take a bit out of everyone, I'm sure".
Golf Australia boss said Stephen Pitt promised pre-Open to regain substantial medical workers on speak at The Australian and they absolutely had their hands fat.
Marc Leishman sits in a tie for 12th at six under, while defending champion Abraham Ancer is a further two shots back.
"I just do not have enough swing or good enough and so be it".