Jason Dufner was delighted at having the 36 hole lead at the CareerBuilder Challenge in California.
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Jason carded a second round -7 under par 65 on the Stadium Course in the CaeerBuilder Challenge, to post -15 under par for the tournament and sit nicely on top of the leaderboard going into the weekend.
Jason spoke of the challenges out on the Pete Dye course;
“It’s a difficult golf course.”
“There’s a little bit of room to play off the tee, but if you get off the path a little bit, you can get into some trouble.”
“He’s got some water out there. He’s got some tricky bunkers. You get some uneven lies here and there.”
“It’s definitely the most difficult of the courses we have played here.”
“The greens are of kind of difficult, they run on some angles and there’s some slope.”
“Any time I’m inside of 130 yards I feel pretty good, I had some really good numbers with my wedges, which helps.”
“I wasn’t in-between on too many of them. I could go ahead and hit a full sand wedge or a full gap wedge a couple times.”
Jamie Lovemark holds second place on his own at -14 under par after shooting -7 under par 65 on the Jack Nicklaus course, the very first time he had played it, but did admit to being tired when he came off;
“Got a little tired coming down the stretch, there’s some long rounds out here.”
There are five players tied in third place at -12 under par; the winner here in 2014 and 2015 Bill Hass, -6 under 66 (TC) Jason Gore, a wonderful -8 under 64 (TC) Canadian Adam Hadwin -6 under 66 (SC) Andrew Loupe -6 under 66 (SC) and from India Anirban Lahiri -4 under 68 (TC)
Phil Mickelson posted -7 under par 65 on the Tournament Course and at T8 at -11 under par for the competition feels he is not out of it despite not being quite on form;
“I’m probably a week away, if I’m being honest.”
“But I’ve also won with a lot less game than I have right now.”
“I still expect to get in contention and have a good weekend, but a lot of iron shots are 12, 15 feet off.”
I suffer the same fate myself Phil, with the irons, I need a new set, but which ones? Sadly your old ones are no good, being the wrong way round.