Justin Thomas (-14) is the solo leader of the Zozo Championship after the second day. It is the third time in his career that he has started a tournament with two rounds of 65 strokes or better. The previous two times he won. A boat soon, and when it comes to who it is, this is more than a warning to sailors, although the truth is that not even Justin Thomas can be calm with what is coming in the next two days.
Birdies come out from under the rocks at Sherwood Country Club. The vueltones today have been in balance. There has been a 61 (Richi Werenski), three 63 (Bubba, Reed and Gooch) and no less than thirteen 65. Come on, as if they were giving it away for the purchase of a liter of milk. One in four Zozo players has made 65 strokes or less. An atrocity. With these records, it is understood that the great return of 66 strokes of Tiger Woods (-2) It has served you more to get rid of the bad taste in your mouth than to progress in the classification. In fact, it has barely gained nine spots.
With these cards on the table, none of the top players can be calm in the face of the 36 holes left. Crossfire is brewing and not even a 59 should be ruled out in the next two rounds. The greens are responsive and the course is not long for these super players. They don’t even need to walk the driver very often. There’s plenty of birdie option and greens-inspired ones can blow up the course at any time. Thomas, without going any further, in the two days has made seven from beyond three meters. This means that any of those who are now five, six or seven strokes can get into the fight by becoming a Werenski, for example. And among them we must place Jon Rahm (-9).
A stroke from Thomas are Lanto Griffin (-13) Y Dylan Frittelli (-13), two players who are the living expression of the huge wardrobe that the PGA Tour has. Two of the leaders appear Patrick Cantlay (-12), of course, and Scottie Scheffler (-12). Up to 21 players are in double digits after two rounds. It is not necessary to Pythagoras to deduce that whoever wants to lift the Zozo trophy will have to reach, at least, -23. As minimum.
Tiger Woods He’s not going to win the tournament, but at least yesterday’s ballast has been lifted. He has matched his best card of 2020 and has signed his lowest result in relation to par, with a good booty of eight birdies and a partial of four under par in pairs 5. He needed this boost thinking above all about the Masters of Augusta. Rory McIlroy (-4) has also taken air, with a card of 67 strokes.