There is a three-way tie at the top of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational after 36 holes at Firestone Country Club. Tommy Fleetwood and Ian Poulter, both from England are joined by Justin Thomas of the USA in sharing the top honor at half-way.
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Tommy, bogey free -7 under 63 today, Ian, -3 under 67 and Justin -6 under 64 all share the 36 hole lead at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with -11 under par totals.
Tommy was happy to go bogey free;
“No fives on the card is always something nice to look at.”
“I played well. I got out of position a couple of times but when I did, I kind of got away with the tee-shot on the 14th and made a really good four.”
“Overall I drove it well. My irons, I just tended to hit exactly where we were picking the spots and I holed a few putts.”
“You’ve got days like that where it’s going well and you’ve just got to make the most of them.”
Poults vowed to continue playing aggressively after making a brilliant start to the tournament.
“It’s never going to be easy just to go out there and feel like, ‘Hey, we’re going to go and do another 62.”
“But I’m playing well, I feel aggressive. I feel like the greens, with the way they are, you can be super aggressive, and that’s what I need to do.”
Justin had a great day with the putter;
“I putted a lot better today, or I made more putts. I gave myself quite a few opportunities but not as many as I did yesterday.
“But I was just able to capitalise on more of them today.”
“It was definitely one of the better putting days I’ve had in a while.”
“I just hit a lot of quality putts, that’s what’s most important.”
Kyle Stanley, USA, -2 under 68 today and Jason Day, Australia, -4 under 66 are tied in fourth spot at -9 under for the tournament.
Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland,-3 under 67 in his second round, and Si Woo Kim, South Korea, -2 under 68 share sixth place with -8 under totals.