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Jordan achieved the very rare feat of upstaging his playing partner, Tiger Woods, in the second round at one of Tiger’s favorite courses, Torrey Pines. Jordan carded his -9 under par 63 on the easier North Course, Tiger could only manage a sad second round of -1 under par on the same course.
Jordan said that was special;
“Any time you can shoot a lower score than a 66 or 65 and you can really get it deep and be in a zone and not worry about what your score is , that’s special. That’s proving that I can play my best golf when it matters on a PGA TOUR venue. Each time you can do that, you get more and more confident that you can do it more often.”
Stewart Cink is in second place, struggling round the South course today, in -1 under par 71, he said he was looking forward to playing alongside Jordan for the first time, on Saturday;
“I’m looking forward to playing with Jordan. I’ve never seen him hit a ball, so that will be fun. It’s always exciting to see the young guys play. I’m playing really well.”
Nicolas Colsaerts is in third place at -8 under par, following his second round of -5 under par 67 on the more difficult South Course.
Tiger could only admire the strength and putting power of Jordan, after watching his top-notch performance first hand;
” The kid’s got talent, he hits it a long way, phenomenal putter. He made a boatload of putts today from the ten to twenty-foot range. He was pouring them in there. I was just a fraction off, and at this level and on golf courses like this, if you’re just a fraction off it doesn’t take much, especially as tight as the North Course is. I had so many balls that landed in the fairway that went in the rough. Now I can’t be aggressive, I’ve got to play conservative into some of these flags.”
Tiger remembers the time he made the cut by two shots in 1999, and then had a 62-65 weekend to win by two shots. That of course was before the South Course was lengthened. This year, no-one has carded better than -5 under par 67 over the first two rounds on the South Course.
The cut today was at made at even-par 144, and 83 players advanced. There will be another cut to top 70 and ties after the third round, both rounds will be played on the longer South Course.
Sadly missing the cut was Rickie Fowler, not sure what the problem is , but he needs to get it sorted out. I think he needs to concentrate more on his golf, there seems to be too many outside influences taking up some of his time. Just a personal observation.