San Diego, CA – Who will be around for the weekend, who’s in lead now at Farmers Insurance Open? The two new leaders in the clubhouse at 9 under par Gary Woodland 67 and K.J. Choi 67. They both moved up 7 spots from yesterday. In third place making 31 spots move is Dustin Johnson who shot 66 on day two and sits only one shot off the lead.
The cut line was 1 under par if wanted to stay around for the weekend. Of the big names who won’t be around is 2015 Farmers Insurance Open Champion Jason Day who finished 2 over par after 2 rounds. If you saw him you could tell he needed to be in bed fighting a tough cold but being the reigning champ Day stepped up. Hometown hero Phil Mickelson will be getting couple unwanted days off, “I just was not mentally focused, I had good round going at first.” The stylish golfer for the youth to adore Rickie Fowler could overcome his slow start from day 1. Fowler just coming off win last week Abu Dhabi, I guess we can chalk it jet lag.
Choi was on the shorter North Course for second round and is first driving accuracy 75%. He had 7 birdies on the day, spoke about what’s coming, “I heard that tomorrow and the weekend is going to be very windy and rainy, so I hope to improve on the driving and be more stable on the putting.”
Woodland had almost won here at Torrey two years ago if it wasn’t for bad shot on the 17th hole, so who knows what will be in store for weekend. He spoke on how his game translates at Farmers Insurance Open, “But I like this golf course. This golf course suits me really well. A lot of holes go left-to-right. So I can sit like I can just hit driver and hit as hard as I want and keep the ball in play.”
The Farmers Insurance Open is due to have some heavy winds and the possibility of rain for bad weather.