AT&T National Round 2

Tiger Woods took the lead at the turn this morning and remains the leader in the clubhouse at 10 under par for the tournament, his effort today was a 4under par 66. In 2nd place is Rod Pampling who shot a 6 under par 64 to make his two day total 9 under par. Alone in 3rd place is Anthony Kim who shot even par 70 today and is still at 8 under for the tournament and also alone in 4th stands Jim Furyk whose 3 under par 67 leaves him at 7 under par after two rounds of play. At T5 is the trio of Bryce Molder, D.A. Points and Daniel Chopra whose 2 day effort leave them at a 6 under par 134. Five players are T8 to round out the top ten, those being Stuart Appleby, Lucas Glover, Danny Lee, Ryan Moore and Cameron Beckman for a two day total of 135 at 5 under par.

The cut was set at 2 over par 142 and includes all those players at T63 or better. Some players who failed to make the cut are: Bill Haas, Paul Azinger, Charles Howell III, Vaughn Taylor, Charlie Wi, John Mallinger, Jason Day, Pat Perez, KJ Choi, Freddy Funk, Jason Gore, Billy Mayfair and Kevin Na.

In the stat department the leader Tiger Woods leads in Scoring Average with a 65, is 2nd in Driving Distance at 316, 3rd in Putts per GIR at 1.607, and is T7 in Greens in Regulation at 77.8. Charley Hoffman leads the way in Driving Distance at 316.8 yards, Martin Laird in Driving Accuracy at 96.43%, Davis Love III led in Greens in Regulation with 86.11%, Boo Weekley leads in Scrambling at 88.89% and Mark Wilson leads in Putts per Round with a 25.5 average the past two days. The hardest hole continues to be 11 (TW has bogeyed it both days) and the easiest is still 16.

Saturday pairings and tee times for the top 10 are: 1:50PM Tiger Woods/Rod Pampling, 1:40PM Anthony Kim/Jim Furyk, 1:30PM Bryce Molder/D.A. Points, 1:20PM Daniel Chopra/Stuart Appleby and 1:10PM Lucas Glover/Danny Lee.

A lot of the talk has been the Tiger Woods/Anthony Kim matchup but we will have to wait and see if that pans out for Sunday now. Still a lot of golf to be played and we have seen that it is possible to go low at Congressional, Scott McCarron and Steve Marino both shot 5 under par 65’s today and put themselves back into the thick of it after posting 1st round scores that had some wondering if they would make the cut. So anyone out of that top 10 or within maybe 8 shots of the lead can still win this thing. Televised coverage moves from the Golf Channel to CBS Saturday beginning at 3PM.

Whether they end up in the final group Sunday or not it would be interesting to see TW/AK paired together Sunday. I’d like to see how Kim handles the pressure since turning his game around. But maybe that’s just me.
Sources: PGATour.com, The Golf Channel, Reuters
Opinions: Mine

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2 Responses to “AT&T National Round 2”

  1. Tiger is 31-6 when he has a 36-hole lead. He has won 11 straight events when he has held or shared the 36-hole lead, dating to the 2004 Byron Nelson Classic. It would be a safe bet for a Tiger win in this thing.

    • Dorin says:

      Usually a safer bet to go with him than against him that’s for sure. Kinda wonder if he will be heading for Turnberry a week early? Get acclimated and some practice in before the Open?

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