J.B. Holmes is still in charge of the WGC Cadillac Championships at the Doral Golf Club in Florida.
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J.B. carded a +1 over par 73 in the second round of the WGC Cadillac Championships, but still held onto the lead by two shots at -9 under par for the tournament and is very happy with that result;
“I’ve got a two‑shot lead, not too bad.’
“If you had told me that at the beginning of week I would have a two‑shot lead after two rounds, I would have said, alright, sounds good.”
Ryan Moore is in second place, a second round score of -1 under par 71 keeping him in sight of the leader at -7 under par, just two shots adrift.
Third place goes to Adam Scott, he is at -6 under par after his -4 under par 68 today. So good to see Adam using a conventional putter, although that claw grip will do him no favors. The grip is too fragile, and is the main reason Sergio Garcia has not been successful in Major’s.
Rory McIlroy had an up and down day, which included him showing off his club chucking skills, a 3 iron into the lake, following his ball. He ended up at -1 under par and T11 after his -2 under par second round.
Rory said of his club throwing incident;
“Must have went a good 60, 70 yards I think, felt good at the time.”
“Look, I just let frustration get the better of me. It was heat of the moment, and I mean, if it had of been any other club I probably wouldn’t have but I didn’t need a 3‑iron for the rest of the round so I thought, why not.”
“Looking back, it isn’t one of my proudest moments, but you know, walked away with a bogey and regrouped and did OK.”
“What happened after the second shot on eight I wouldn’t encourage anyone to do, especially if there’s kids watching at home.”
“First of all, it’s expensive. Second of all, you shouldn’t do it. It was one of those things that was heat of the moment, and you know, we’ll move on.”
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Rory was playing alongside Bubba Watson and Henrik Stenson, both of whom are at -4 under par for the competition.
Henrik is no stranger to outbursts himself, he actually admired the length of Rory’s throw;
“It was a good release, yes.”
“He’s a strong fellow for not the tallest guy, and he had good speed on that one, too. You know, gets to the best of us, or to all of us.”
“I’ve done my fair share of those kind of things over the years, so I’m not going to judge anyone on anything.”
“Well, if you can’t get on `SportsCenter’ with your play, at least you can do it with something else.”
Bubba commented on the incident, with tongue in cheek;
“I thought it was a practice swing and the grip was wet.”
“I just don’t have any comments for that because we all get frustrated, so there’s no reason to say anything negative about it.”