The second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open may have been suspended, but it wont change the top of the leaderboard, where James Hahn sits alone at TPC Scottsdale.
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James fired a bogey free second round -6 under par 65 to lead the Waste Management Phoenix Open at the close of play on the second day, with a -10 under par total.
James said he was having fun making all those birdie putts on perfect greens;
“I’m having fun out there.”
“Making a lot of putts, hitting a lot of fairways, giving myself many opportunities to make birdie.”
“It’s the one week out of the year where you’re allowed to do anything you want and not get fined.”
“It’s good for golf, good for the game, good for the fans that come out here.”
“They support the golf tournament, so might as well give them a show.”
“Sleeping in my own bed this week, live about 10 minutes away, I have played this course a hundred times.”
“The only thing different about the course today, as any other day, is the greens are better.”
Rickie Fowler, and Kiwi Danny Lee are tied in second place, both at -9 under for the tournament, Rickie with -3 under 68 today and Danny -5 under 66.
Sharing fourth position are Shane Lowery, Harris English and Hideki Matsuyama, all on -7 under par.
Bubba Watson, currently T13 at -4 under, has had to apologize to all and sundry, his pre-tournament comments about the course, and his sponsors must have ruffled some high-flying feathers. I wonder who wrote this script for him;
“I used the wrong words, I have nothing against the fans and the tournament.”
“The fans have been great. I love coming here. I’ve lived here every winter for eight years.”
“This is a beautiful place. And the reason why I’m here is because of the excitement around this golf tournament. The fans have been great.”
“I used words that I shouldn’t have used. I didn’t explain myself well. My wife says that too when I go home. I don’t communicate very well.”