It’s 10pm on Friday night, and the marquee group of Tiger, Rory and Justin Thomas just finished their second round. Gotta love prime time golf coverage, right Mrs. Hangover!?
Let’s take a quick look at our 10:
Berger – 6-under, T2: The good form continues for Berger, and he’s well positioned for the weekend. Excited to see how he holds up under major pressure.
Casey – 5-under, T8: Casey backed up his solid first round with an even better second round, and is position to get everyone’s hopes up and then disappoint on Sunday, like usual.
Conners – 5-over, MC: Damn Canadians. You just can’t trust them. Stick our neck out to help them, and he just chokes it away. May need to look into a wall on our northern border.
Hovland – 1-under, T31: Tougher day for Viktor, but he hung in and made it to the weekend. Has some work to do to get into contention, but that’s why they call Saturday moving day.
Johnson – 4-under, T11: A bogey at 18 hurts, but you can just tell by looking at him that DJ is really excited. Or asleep. Hard to know.
Koepka – 6-under, T2: Koepka joins his fellow FSU Seminole golfer Berger at 6-under, but we’re pretty sure Koepka can handle the major pressure.
McIlroy – 1-under, T31: If it wasn’t for that triple bogey, it would have been a great round today. Normally, that’s how we describe our mid-80s round, but unfortunately, that’s how you sum up his Friday. We’d like his chances a lot better at 4-under than 1-under, but wouldn’t put it past Rory to go low tomorrow and get in the mix.
Rahm – 1-under, T31: Rahmbo was 2-under after his first 9, but struggled coming home and left himself a ways out of the discussion. Stop me if you’ve heard this – he’ll need to go low tomorrow to get in the mix.
Schauffele – 4-under, T11: Pretty ho-hum day for our #1 draft pick, but he’s right there heading into the weekend.
Thomas – 1-over, T60: Making the cut on the number, Thomas is sure to be disappointed. Had a good round going before a bogey-double bogey stretch on 12 and 13, and then was fighting to make the cut. He’s a long way back, but this is also a guy who has shot a 63 in a major.
All told, 9 of our 10 made the cut, and we have two guys tied for second place behind Haotong Li. Li also practiced for 6 hours after his round, so he’s either worried about his game or just incredibly lonely. Either way is kind of sad.
Since Corey Conners was a huge embarrassing failure, we checked with the judges to see if we could replace him with one golfer who actually didn’t suck this week. And what’s that? No one is reading this and we make up the rules we want? Perfect.
We’re going to add Tommy Fleetwood in the mix. Between his crisp iron play and his glorious, flowing locks, he has everything needed to win.
Great leaderboard, incredible course. Gonna be fun weekend. Buckle up.