Mar 17th, 2018
Tiger falters as Rory finds his golf mojo
Can't wait for moving day at Bay Hill!!!
Words: Tim Southwell Photography: PGA Tour
Bryson DeChambeau, with his revolutionary one-length Cobra irons, joined Henrik Stenson at the top of the leaderboard at Bay Hill while Tiger trod water and Rory showed he is beginning to tread lightly in the right direction.
After missing the cut in two of his last four PGA starts, Rory appears to be rediscovering his golf mojo. McIlroy (now -5) trails the leaders (Henrik Stenson and Bryson Dehambeau (-11) by six shots, with Justin Rose one shot further back.
Justin Rose was golden from the bunkers...
McIlroy has missed the cut in two of his last four starts on the PGA Tour but remains in contention after a second-round 70 that featured five birdies and three bogeys.
"I could have been a couple of shots lower but overall it has been a solid start to the tournament," said Rors. "I need to make a bit of a move over the weekend to get closer to Henrik but I'm pretty pleased where my game's at."
Tiger is seven shots off the lead after a level-par second-round 72 in Florida. Things looked a bit ropey from his very first tee shot which hooked into the rough. Which had me wondering... does anyone else think it's weird that he probably didn't hit one single shot like that on the range and then as soon as he gets on the tee mad stuff enters the mind...?
Anyone who's been to a tournament and watched the guys on the range will tell you the same. It's like synchronised swimming, a thing of total beauty. Makes you wonder, doesn't it. I mean... (Can you stop this nonsense and just get on with the report please! – Ed). Ok, sorry. Here's a mad shot Tiger had to hit.
Tiger's impossible bunker shot...
DeChambeau and Stenson go into moving day two strokes clear of Talor Gooch on nine under par.
He enjoyed his best finish since undergoing four back operations in three years when he finished second to Paul Casey at the Valspar Championship last week.
Someone call the waterboy...
After sending his tee shot on the first into the rough, Tiger made bogey and then another before his front nine was done. But just when we thought he might be slipping away, he mad two birdies in his final seven holes.
Bring on Saturday. The boys are back in town!