Webb Simpson, USA, shoots 63 in the second round of The Players, to lead the tournament by five shots going into the weekend at TPC Sawgrass in Florida.
Webb was heading for a 59 until reaching the 17th green, a tee shot in the water ended with him carding a double bogey five there. He settled for a -9 under 63, where putts were just rolling in from everywhere, giving him a -15 under par total;
“It’s rare as a golfer where everything is working well: driving, iron play, chipping and putting, today everything came together.”
“Those putts were going in, they were just laughing, Tyrrell wanted me to touch his putter for him on fifteen, which I think is within the rules.”
“I didn’t know the record. I figured I was probably close, but to be honest, I cared more about having a good routine and hitting a good shot in this golf tournament than the record. The records are just bonuses to good play.”
“I’m 15 under through two days here, which is a lot lower than I ever expected it to be.”
“It’s a lot of fun to play good golf, and hopefully I can keep that up.”
Tied in second place, those five shots back at -10 under par are Charl Schwartzel, South Africa, -6 under 66 today, Patrick Cantlay, USA, -4 under 68 and Danny Lee, New Zealand, with his second round -6 under par 66.
Making the cut on the number, -1 under was Tiger Woods, he was-1 under today, joining him on that number was Jordan Spieth who had -4 under 68 today.
Missing the cut, for the second straight week was Rory McIlroy, +2 over 74 today for his second round, he was joined this week by Phil Mickelson, over par again at 73 today, and Rickie Fowler, who has a ball stuck up a tree on 6, but still carded a -1 under 71, but it was not enough to save him. Although everyone saw his ball go in the tree, and it could be seen from the ground, the ruling is he has to be able positively identify it.