Just when you thought Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were out of contention, the leaders inched back, and the savy veterans found a way to get in at five-over total.
Believe it or not, five-over is only six shots behind the leaders, and well within striking distance.
The 30 MPH wind made the newly renovated Blue Monster play like the British Open. Balls were landing on the greens and ending up in water hazards. The players were just trying to survive.
Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, and Hunter Mahan are in the lead at one-under. All of the leaders were several strokes higher in their second rounds.
Jamie Donaldson of Wales shot the best round of the day at two-under 70. He was rock-solid with three birdies and one bogey, and is tied for fifth place at even-par.
Rory McIlroy is also tied for fifth place at even-par. He should have momentum heading into round three after shooting two-under on the back nine.
Zach Johnson and Bubba Watson are tied for ninth place at one-over.
Mickelson deserves the comeback of the day award. He double-bogeyed holes two, three, and four, but managed to shoot a three-over 75.
Tiger holed a 91-foot putt on the par-three 4th hole. He had another up-and-down day, and finished with a highly respectable one-over 73.
Both Mickelson and Woods are at five-over total (T25).
The forecast is calling for much calmer conditions over the weekend. First player to 10-under wins!
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