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May 13th, 2017

Fleetwood and Poulter soar up Players leaderboard

Plus Vijay in the frame at 54!!

Louis Oosthuizen and Kyle Stanley shot six-under-par 66s to take a share of the lead after round two of the Players Championship at Sawgrass. 

England's Ian Poulter and Tommy Fleetwood both shot -5 rounds of 67 to get into contention, Poulter at five under and Fleetwood at -3. It's all to play for on moving day. Why do they call it that? No one actually moves any differently from any other day. It's not like they all start vogueing or break dancing or anything. What a load of nonsense.

Fleetwood and Poulter soar up Players leaderboard"It says here we're booked into the Red Lobster at 6.15pm. Nice one. Now, where's the yardage book?..."

Anyway the big news is Vijay is in the hunt! The three-time major winner, 54, is fourth on six under. It would have been even better but a bogey on 18 checked his progress. Vijay would surpass previous oldest PGA Tour winner Sam Snead, who was 52 when he won the 1965 Greater Greensboro Open. It would also be his first victory since 2008, nine years ago. Go, Vijay!

Poulter had four birdies and a bogey with an eagle on the 16th. Paul Casey is sandwiched between Poulter and Fleetwood at -4.

"I was really happy with that," Casey told Sky Sports after shooting 69.

Fleetwood and Poulter soar up Players leaderboard"How come they never invite me to the Red Lobster?! I'm cool.. I mean, look at me leaning on my golf bag all nonchalant like I'm not remotely dwelling on that 3-putt at the last..."

What he really said... "But I need more numbers in the 60s to catch guys like Louis at the top. Nothing really fazes him and there's a lot of depth behind too."


Rory McIlroy, who complained of back problems afterwards (please, tell us you're not entering a Tiger-style demise...), shot a disappointing 71 that included two birdies and one bogey. He is level par for the tournament.



GolfPunk goes to Sawgrass in search of beer, Hooters, marines, and... the 17th...

Fleetwood and Poulter soar up Players leaderboard

TAGS: Players Championship, Pete Dye, Players, Rory McIlroy