The scores were dipping lower in the second round of the Fry's.com Open at CordeValle as Englishman Paul Casey shot a very impressive 64 to vault himself atop the leaderboard, while former number one in the world Tiger Woods had an up and down round, barely making the cut in San Martin.
Tiger's -3 68 was capped off by a two-putted birdie on the the par-5 ninth, his final hole of the day, putting him at -1 for the tournament and just one shot ahead of the projected cut line of even par. He had six birdies and three bogeys on the day, It was his first round in the 60's in his last seven professional rounds of golf.
"Today I didn't hit the ball as good as I did yesterday but I putted good, "That was a positive." All the balls are pin high which is a very good sign."
As Tiger tries to gets back in the swing of things at a professional tournament, one good sign is that his "feels" are coming back with the irons and wedges. Even if you are struggling with the putter you can still make up for it with your touch shots, which Tiger seemed to be doing better today.
The story of the afternoon thus far was Paul Casey, firing a very tidy 64 and taking the lead at -8. Casey had eight birdies on the day and just one bogey, a large improvement from his five bogies in round one. He used only 26 putts, hitting 83% of his greens in regulation, proving to the rest of the field that there are some low scores to be had out there.
A fog delay of 2 hours and 20 minutes in the morning likely ensured a chunk of the field to have to finish up their second rounds early Saturday morning, including Brendan Steele, who currently sits at -6 par thru four holes today. Bud Cauley and Garrett Willis sit behind Casey at -7 and -6 respectively, while Billy Mayfair, Chris Stroud, and Rod Pampling. Sacramentio native Spencer Levin is at -4.