Saturday 14 March 2009

WGC - CA Championship - Second Round Summary

Phil Mickelson wasn't lying yesterday when he said his game was in tip-top shape. Lefty added a 66 to his opening 65 to take control at the half way point of the WGC - CA Championship. His two shot advantage comes courtesy of a remarkable three chip in birdies, confirming that his incredible short game is back in the groove. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods is still struggling to find his groove on his return to stroke play action. While his score of 70 was a one shot improvement over Thursday's round, he finds himself well back after a succession of un-Tiger like irons. Although others might be, we here at Golf Predictor are not surprised that even Woods needs time to get back in the swing of things (pun intended!). You can watch some of his misfires here:

Other players catching the eye at Doral include young Northern Irish man Rory McIlroy and Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand. McIlroy shot up the leaderboard with a fine 66, despite two bogies near the end of his round. He hit back superbly however, finishing eagle-birdie for a share of third place. Only an unfortunate triple bogey at the last prevented Marksaeng from occupying second spot. Still, not bad going for a guy who apparently started playing with a golf club he made out of bamboo and bicycle tyres!

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