Matt Jones and Sneds, Brandt Snedeker, are tied at the top of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am leaderboard.
Sneds is looking to get back into the world top 50, and he hit all greens in regulation today at Spyglass Hill, shooting a bogey free second round -5 under par 67, for his -12 under par tournament total;
“The years I’m playing good, it seems like it comes down to how you play Pebble for me the last two days.”
“When the weather is good, you need to be able to get after it and shoot a low round. And the way the scores are right now and the weather forecast over the weekend, it’s going to take, somewhere around 20-under par to win this golf tournament.”
“So I’ve got to look at 7- to 10-under par the next couple days to win. Can’t take the foot off the gas pedal.”
“It’s no fun not being eligible for the Masters and not playing World Golf Championships and stuff like that.”
“So it’s a huge motivating factor, not that I need any more to be motivated for, but I definitely want to make sure that I qualify for the Masters and Match Play and WGCs and all that kind of stuff. And to do that, I need to play good. So it’s nobody to blame but myself. I need to get out there and get it done.”
“Sometimes you got to use some harsh words with the putter if it’s not paying attention and bench them, leave them in a hot trunk for a while and let them know that they can be replaced.”
“And luckily, she understood and got back into working form.”
Matt, who had a -6 under par 66 at Spyglass Hill is worried that the greens at Pebble Beach may firm up and become much harder to hold;
“If the greens firm up, Pebble is going to play the hardest because they’re such small greens.”
“If you’re not hitting your irons well enough, you’re going to struggle out there.”
In third place on his own is Justin Hicks, he scored a -3 under par 68 at Monterey Peninsular, for his -11 under par total.
Best round of the day came from last weeks winner Jason Day, he shot -9 under par 62 at Monterey, and got himself back into this tournament.
Jason’s son was so sick earlier in the week the youngster landed in the emergency room on Wednesday night, so Jason was not sure if would even play. His putter was red-hot today;
“He had some stomach problems and he was throwing up and both ends.”
“And then he gave it to my wife and then my wife gave it to me. So, I didn’t think I was going to play today, especially 30 minutes before my round because I was feeling pretty awful.”
“And just my putter was hot today. Hit a lot of good shots off the tee and into the greens and then holed a lot of putts.”
Hope you and the Family recover well Jason.