Fowler and DeChambeau Locked at the Top Heading into the Weekend
Those who called out of work in favor of attending the second round of the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open – and there were a lot – were treated to sunny skies, a great sports atmosphere and a leaderboard packed with the best golfers in the world.
Perennial fan favorite Rickie Fowler and up-and-comer Bryson DeChambeau are tied for the lead at 10-under par. Fowler jumped out to a quick pace, making birdie on four of the first nine holes. DeChambeau kept with Fowler step for step, carding six birdies and one bogey on the front side. Nipping on their heels are 2015 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Daniel Berger and former ASU Sun Devil Chez Reavie just one shot off the lead, and three players (Chesson Hadley, Scott Stallings and Chris Kirk) are tied two shots back at 8-under par. Three-time champion Phil Mickelson and Jon Rahm – the No. 2 golfer in the world – are very much in contention at 7-under.
Saturday’s third round gets underway at 10 a.m. with the final group of Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau and Daniel Berger teeing off on 1 tee at 11:50 a.m.
Don’t forget to wear GREEN for Saturday’s #GREENOUT. For every fan, volunteer, service animal and – yes even players and caddies – who wear green, the tournament hosts Thunderbirds will donate money to three deserving non-profit organizations with a sustainability focus.