The second round of the 2011 Players Championship is in the books, and veteran David Toms has taken the lead with a tidy -4 68 on Friday at TPC Sawgrass. Toms has had a long drought in the winner’s circle but is placed nicely to end that reign this weekend.
Toms had 6 birdies on his round today mixed with two bogeys on the 8th and 15th, but played the difficult stretch of 16,17, and 18 at -1 par today. His last win came in the 2006 Sony Open in Hawaii, but has seemingly turned back the clock and found his form once again.
First round leader and Fresno State Alumni Nick Watney shot a -1 par 71 to remain one shot back of Toms in solo second in front of Luke Donald, Lucas Glover, Graeme McDowell and Steve Stricker, all at -8 par.Watney carded 3 birdies and 2 bogeys today, missing a number of birdie putts that would have sent him atop the leaderboard. But he still is positioned well to make a charge during the weekend.
Both Donald and Stricker shot -5 par 67’s today to place them T3 halfway through the tournament, but it was Austrailian Greg Chalmers who made the biggest move on Friday, shooting a -7 par 65 to move to -6 for the tournament, tied for eleventh place. Bubba Watson carded a -6 par 66 to move to -2 for the week, tied 35th.
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