Two players tied at the top of the Valspar Championship leaderboard, Steve Stricker and Will MacKenzie.
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Both Will and Steve are tied at the top of the Valspar Championship leaderboard with -5 under par totals after 36 holes at the Copperhead Course. Will with a second round -4 under par 67 and Steve with -5 under 66.
Steve holed out for an Eagle, proving that the strength is starting to return to the 49-year-old, who is credited with having the pure putting stroke;
“There are times I escaped with a few good breaks, holing out on 10, you don’t expect to do that.”
“And that putt at No. 4 was going pretty quick, and that ended up going in.”
“So some things evidently went my way. I’m starting to play a little better.”
“Definitely putting better. And slowly, things are coming together.”
Tied in third place at -4 under par are Bill Haas -4 under 67 today, Graham DeLaet -5 under 66 and Daniel Berger -3 under 68 in his second round.
The leader board is pretty congested so it is still anybody’s title to take hold of, even maybe defending champion Jordan Spieth, -3 under 68 today, to made the cut by one shot.
It did not look too good for Jordan at the start, hooking his first tee shot of the day on his way to making bogey on the easiest hole on the course;
“I’m walking off that green going, Oh, boy, we can either somehow flip this one around today or, I don’t want that to be the key of me not being able to be here for the weekend.”
“Today it was all about the cut, all of a sudden I’m over the green on fifteen, kind of sitting down in the bluegrass rough just trying to hope to chip that one to tap-in range.”
” Then all in all, we get finished and we’re back in the tournament.”
“I thought it was really strong what we did after that.”
“This was grinding today. I’ve got some good stuff coming on the weekend.”