Charley Hoffman shoots 63 in the second round to lead the Deutsche Bank Championship half way through the tournament at TPC Boston.
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Charley carded a -8 under par 63 to lead the Deutsche Bank Championship at -12 under par, a three shot advantage over the field.
Charley, the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship winner, when he equaled the lowest score for the tournament, shooting 62 in the final round at TPC Boston. He said he likes to putt on these greens;;
“It was a little different five years ago, I came from a decent ways back, so I didn’t have to deal with the lead.”
“Anytime you are in the lead you put a lot of pressure on yourself. And obviously I’ve got to deal with that tonight.”
“Just try to keep doing what I’m doing, making a lot of putts and hitting a decent amount of fairways for me, which is a nice combo.”
“This is one of those courses that when you get up on the tees it sets up well visually for me.”
“I also tend to make a few more putts on these greens. I’m in a nice position after two days, but obviously we have a lot of golf left.”
1st round leader Brendon De Jong carded a -3 under par 68 to keep second place on his own at -9 under par.
Brendon has given up any hope of making the International Team in the Presidents Cup;
“That ship has sailed.”
I’ve put myself so far behind the 8-ball with regard to that.”
“As I said yesterday, I feel even if I won this week it wouldn’t even come close to warranting that. So that’s far from my mind.”
Kevin Chappell, Rickie Fowler, Matt Jones and Zach Johnson are tied in third place, at -8 under par
Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson both made the cut, which was set at +3 over par, these two got in at +1 over for the tournament.
Rory admitted his rustiness is showing through;
“I think it shows that I haven’t really played much competitive golf.”
“When I’ve given myself opportunities to get it close, then I’m not making putts.”
“And I think I’ve had three or four three-putts in two days and just haven’t really made anything.”
“So it’s been a bit of a struggle, more mentally, because I’ve just been trying to get something going. And there’s nothing happening.”
Justin Rose and Jordan Spieth both missed the cut here, and will have the weekend off to try and sharpen up.
Jordan has some concentration issues, his ability to mentally keep his game together;
“Whatever is going on; normally my mental game is a strength of mine.”
“And it’s something I feel like I have an advantage over other players on.”
“These past two weeks it was a weakness for me.”
“I need to walk with some cockiness in my step these next two tournaments. I don’t think I have to fix much in my game other than really work hard on my putting into Conway and then mentally I can control that.”
“I can control walking with the cockiness, whether things are going good or bad, and that’s what you have to have inside the ropes.”
“And I’ll bring it when we get to Chicago.”