Sung Kang, from South Korea, is in dreamland as he tied for top spot on the AT&T Pebble Beach leaderboard.
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Sung shot an amazing record breaking second round of -11 under par 60 at Monterey Peninsula, to share the AT&T Pebble Beach lead at that score. He admitted before arriving in America he had never heard of his amateur partner, Ray Romano, not sure if Ray could see the funny side of that. He had not heard of Sung either, but will be sure to remember him after today.
Sung admitted he felt like he was in dreamland, he could not remember how many birdie putts he made, and those he could not read Fluff Cowan put him right;
“I feel like I’m living a dream right now.”
“Too many to count, it was just going in every single time, I still thought the par was 72,”
“One of my buddies came up and said, `Oh, you’re with Ray. He’s very famous.”
“I did some research on it. I Googled Ray and he was like on a really famous TV show for six or seven years. He gets like almost a third more earnings from TV drama show.”
“I think he’ll remember me after today.”
With Sung at the top at -11 under par is Hiroshi Iwata, from Japan, he posted another round of 66, this time at Pebble Beach.
Sharing third place are Phil Mickelson, -6 under 65 today at Monterey, Freddie Jacobson, -3 under 69 at Spyglass and Chez Reavie -2 under 70 at Pebble, all of them at -10 under for the tournament.
Phil needed only 11 putts on the front nine at Monterey, and had thoughts of a 59, the back nine though was more modest;
“I thought I was going to shoot a lot lower than I did.”
“I didn’t expect to play 1 over coming in. But I’m not going to complain because I made a lot of good putts on the front.”
Justin Rose is next, in 6th place at -9 under par after his -3 under 68 at Monterey, he initially thought the greens were harder here at Monterey, but had to change his assessment when hearing of Sung’s bogey free 60;
“The greens are obviously perfect.”
World #1 Jordan Spieth is still struggling, -3 under 69 at Monterey leaving him way off the pace at -4 under par;
“I’m one under on the par fives, and from where I’ve been, they have pretty much all been par fours for me.”
“So it almost feels like I’m playing them seven over.”