Tim Petrovic and Jim Furyk lead at half-way stage of the RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal Golf Club.
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Jim returned a second round of -7 under par 63 to share top spot at the RBC Canadian Open with Tim Petrovic, who carded a -4 under par 66, to reach the -10 under par tournament total.
Receptive greens helped Jim achieve his score;
“I think today’s round and yesterday’s weren’t much different: a lot of fairways, a lot of greens, a lot of opportunities. Today I think I capitalized on a few more of those, but the golf course is still playing pretty soft, the greens are very receptive.”
“I don’t know if I’ve ever played in a group where we shot 63, 63, 65. I was giving Kuch a bunch of crap for being the schlub in the group shooting a 65.”
“Lord knows I’ve taken abuse from him over the years. So nice to get one back.”
Tim admitted it has been a while since he was last at the top of the leaderboard;
“It’s been a while, but last time I got myself into position like this I think I won New Orleans, but I kind of came from behind.”
“I’m trying to get back to what I do well, I call it ‘Petro Golf.’ Hit it in the fairway. Hit it on the green. Make the putt. It sounds simple but I’ve gotten away from that.”
” It’s nice to be here on the weekend for a change.”
Playing alongside Jim was Canadian Graham DeLaet, who also fired a -7 under par 63, to share third place at -8 under par, he said he needed to keep making birdies just to keep up;
“It was a great start. All of us were making so many birdies out there. You felt like you had to make putts just to keep up.”
” I felt like I was in pretty good control of my game all day. I had a couple of hiccups, but I really rolled in a lot of good putts.”
Kyle Stanley is sharing third spot with Graham, he posted -3 under par today.
Yesterdays whiz kid Canadian amateur Taylor Pendrith slumped to a +5 over par 75, to finish at even par for the competition, he at least made the cut on the number. What is it about these ten shot swings between good rounds and then the bad one, everyone seems to do it.
Big casualties in the cut department were Dustin Johnson, Sang-Moon Bae, Hunter Mahan and Luke Donald.