Jason Kokrak is at the top of the Northern Trust Open leaderboard at Riviera Country Club at Pacific Palisades.
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Jason shot a second round -7 under par 64, for a -10 under par total to lead the Northern Trust Open by just one shot at Riviera Country Club.
He said he had struggled to learn how to play this course, if that’s true what will he do in the next two rounds now that he has mastered it;
‘It’s been a struggle to learn how to play this golf course.”
”It’s old school. It’s very hard. But it’s right there in front of you.”
“If I can hit the driver a little bit straighter and keep it in the fairway, it’s a huge advantage for me.”
Chez Reavie holds second place on his own at -9 under par, a solid second round of -4 under par 67 giving him that place.
Tied in third position are Dustin Johnson, Troy Merritt and Bubba Watson, who is still bogey free, all of them at -8 under par for the competition. Dustin and Troy, both with -5 under 66 today, and Bubba -3 under 68.
Dustin likes his new driver;
“It seems to be working very well right now. Obviously I’m swinging pretty good, too, so that helps.”
The distance he gets impressed Adam Scott, who was paired with Dustin for rounds 1 and 2;
“It’s amazing, he’s piping it over the trees on thirteen.”
“Watching him swing the club anyway but the way he drives the golf ball is just unreal.”
“It’s phenomenal. He’s an incredible talent and fun to play with, fun to watch.”
Charl Schwartzel and Rory McIlroy are in the large group at -6 under par, T7, Rory with -2 under 69 today while Charl carded -3 under 68, which could and should have been so much better. He had two really bad holes, a double bogey on 10, his starting hole, and a triple on 2;
“Those two holes were just out of the blue.”
”I don’t feel like I did that much wrong with them. And if it wasn’t for them, I’d probably be top of the leaderboard again.”
Jordan Spieth spoke about the missed cut and the start of his season after carding -3 under 68 to go with yesterday’s nightmare +8 over 79;
“This was not my start to the run at the Masters.”
“Mine will start the next time.”
“I’m not going to let this one get to me very much.”