J.B. Holmes Leads the Pack After Friday’s Second Round
Friday’s second round at the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open rode into twilight this afternoon, with the last putt dropping into the cup in front of a rainbow sunset backdrop. Two-time WM Phoenix Open champion J.B. Holmes set the pace at 13-under par, but It’s still anyone’s tournament with a host of PGA TOUR superstars just behind the leader chasing their chance at the $1.3 million winner’s check.
Holmes’ lead is largely courtesy of a three-hole stretch on his front nine (started on No. 10) where he carded two birdies and an eagle down TPC Scottsdale’s “stadium stretch,” driving the green on No. 17 to six and a half feet. A pair of bogeys on 9 and 18 kept Holmes within striking distance from the field. Wyndham Clark’s menacing pace slowed down during the second round, but he’s still in the thick of things at one off the leader at 12-under par. Byeong-Hun An finished strong after a benign front-nine, carding five birdies on the back to finish at 11-under.
The remaining 67 PGA TOUR players who made the cut will regroup for Saturday’s third round starting at 9 a.m. You can find the pairings here:
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