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Stricker, 50, continues to turn back clock at Pebble Beach

11 February, 2018, 05:08 | Author: Carla Brady
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McIlroy, a four-time Major victor, played the fifth hole like a weekend warrior on day two of the rich tournament.

Hossler didn't drop a shot in his round and is still very much in contention at the half-way stage.

The somewhat deflating finish left Potter, whose lone PGA Tour victory was in 2012, locked with fellow American Johnson at 14-under 201, two strokes clear of Australian Jason Day and American Troy Merritt.

Defending champion Jordan Spieth had a better second day with a five-under round of 66 following his opening day 72.

"It's a tournament that I've always watched, and I've always thought one day it would be really cool to play with my dad and fortunately we were able to get him in and play", McIlroy explained in his pre-tournament press conference. He made one birdie, one bogey and 16 pars at Spyglass.

Johnson, victor of the event in 2009 and 2010, birdied five of his first 11 holes at Spyglass, finishing with six birdies and a bogey in a five-under 67 that left him two shots off the lead.

"I was expecting to play like this the first couple of weeks, so that was a little disappointing, " said Mickelson, who missed the cut at the Career-Builder Challenge and tied for 45th at the Farmers Insurance Open.

But the four-time major victor rallied to hole a birdie on the 18th and remain among the chasing pack. It's easy to get picky with certain details, but I'm compensated really well by making a lot of par putts.




Rory McIlroy felt the frustration/rage/despair of all weekend hackers this morning during the second round of the Pebble Beach Pro Am.

PGA Tour players try at all costs to avoid 3 putts.

Dustin Johnson powered his way to the top of the leaderboard after shooting the best round of the day at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. And, as you might have heard, he knows a little bit about golf.

"They were two good confidence builders going into this part of the season", the four-time Major victor added.

McIlroy's next shot for birdie missed the cup to the right.

Mickelson hasn't won since the British Open in 2013 at Muirfield, and he finally started to see some reasonable results after a sluggish start this year.

Big-time Hollywood agent Patrick Whitesell is also in the amateur field, playing alongside three-time major champion Padraig Harrington.

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