Brandt Snedeker leads the Safeway Open after 36 holes on the North Course at Silverado Resort and Spa in California at the PGA Tours season opening event.
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Sneds carded -7 under par 65 in his second round at the Safeway Open to top the leaderboard at the half-way stage with -13 under total, a three shot lead over the field;
“I played really solid golf all the way around. I only played two bad shots all day.”
“My speed has been great for two days. These greens can get away from you if you’re not paying attention.”
Tied in second place at -10 under par are Phil Mickelson, -3 under 69 today, Ryan Moore, -5 under 67, and Michael Thompson with his second round -7 under 65.
Phil needed some good putting to salvage his round today;
“I’m cautiously optimistic, it’s certainly turning from pessimistic because I didn’t think that I was going to be here on the weekend and the next thing you know I’m up on top of the leaderboard.”
“I shot four under to kind of salvage the round, I’m surprised.”
“I’m hitting a lot of good shots. I didn’t expect that. What I am doing well is putting, like I can putt.”
Ryan needed a good start to the season;
“I feel like the seasons I’ve played really well I’ve kind of come out with a good start here.”
“I need a good start. I need something to kind of solidify my schedule for next year or else you’re just kind of floating around in between.”
First-round leader Sepp Straka from Austria, carded a second round of even par 72 to drop to T5 at -9 under;