The temperature is rising and that was before fans headed to the exit built specially for events at this remote golf course arrived to find it...closed off by law enforcement. Only to be diverted to the next exit 7 miles up the road and in a different county!
Even cattle were coming up to the fences to look at the barely moving procession as if to say, nice traffic plan Buford T! With an extra 40 minutes to ponder the fumbling, it became understandable why this tragic event took place on site yesterday.
Meanwhile Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy took advantage of the calm round two morning conditions, but all eyes are on the ultimate redemption story at Whistlng Straits: Dustin Johnson. He opened with a pretty smooth 66 that might have been lower, noted Adam Schupak in his Golfweek.com story.
Johnson’s 66 looked effortless and if a few makable putts had dropped, a 63 or 64 was within reach.
“Today was pretty easy, I would have to say,” said Johnson, who hit 14 of 18 greens and made just one bogey, at the third hole. “Right now, today, I felt like I had my ball under control a lot like I did at the U.S. Open.”
Inexplicably, the DJ-Day-Fowler group did not live up to Marquee Group coverage status, and you missed some great action (plus a shocking quadruple bogey from Fowler). I noted this and an epic DJ quote in my account for The Loop.
“I would prefer to be in the lead, though, there’s less shots you’ve got to make up."
Even better, Johnson is now wallowing, but instead playing as if he believes this course owes him something, as Butch Harmon told Golf Channel's Steve Sands (Strege reports).
Here are you round two groupings and the leaderboard. The Johnson-Fowler-Day group goes at 1:20 pm local.
And remember telecast watchers on TNT from 2-8 pm ET: you can move a mountain, you can break rocks, you can be a master, Standing in the hall of fame. Because the world's gonna know your name.