Fowler Takes Sole Lead Going into the Weekend

Friday’s second round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open is in the books. Warm winter sunshine brought fans out in droves for the first Friday of February to watch PGA TOUR superstars compete for a chance at the $1.27 million winner’s check.

Perennial WM Phoenix Open contender Rickie Fowler sits alone atop the leaderboard after the second round. The two-time runner up at TPC Scottsdale turned up the heat on the stadium stretch, birdieing his final four holes for a 6-under 65. Justin Thomas is hot on Fowler’s heels, only one shot back at 12-under par. Thanks to an ace on the par-3 seventh, Branden Grace finds himself just two shots off the lead after firing a 7-under 64. And Matt Kuchar, Cameron Smith and Trey Mullinax are tied for fourth at 10-under par.

The lone amateur in the field and Oklahoma State University All-American, Matthew Wolff, made his first career PGA TOUR cut – in his first start no less – sitting 5-under par after his first two rounds.

PGA TOUR players will regroup for Saturday’s third round. You can check out the pairings here:

GreenOut tomorrow! Don’t forget to wear green to support Waste Management’s sustainability efforts, which make the WM Phoenix Open the largest zero-waste event in the world.

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