Marc Leishman continued to bring his A-Game on Day 2 at the BMW Championship, with his seven under for the day his score totals for 16 under par, which included eight birdies and a bogey, providing him a three-strokes lead over Jason Day and Rickie Fowler.
Leishman who posted his career-best 62 on Day1, looked even serious on Day2 with his 64 on the board. His score was a clean front nine featuring four birdies and four on the back and just a bogey on the 17th.
Day who is at 13 under par, has won the event in 2015 by six shots and yesterday he produced a magnificent hole-in-one on the 17th helping him win a BMW 760i which he will be donating to a foundation which supports caddies college scholarship, with added US $100,000 by tournament sponsors to the Evans Foundation.
Day was two shots back when he started, his round went sloppy for a while but a hole-in-one and a chip-in eagle on the par-5, 14th kept him alive and for a tied second position with Fowler.
Fowler posted a round of seven under par consisting an eagle on the par-4, 15th, six birdies and a lone bogey on the par-4, 5th. This still leaves them three shot ahead of Patrick Cantlay, and four strokes ahead of Francesco Molinari and Stewart Cink.
Phil Mickelson dropped two positions from yesterday to T-12th with Jordan Spieth, Ryan Moore, Scott Brown, Bud Cauley, Matt Kuchar, Charley Hoffman, Justin Rose and Chez Reavie.
Mickelson posted a two-under par for the day, consisting an eagle on the par-5, 14th two birdies, and two bogeys. Spieth who looked stronger on Day 1, dropped down seven spots to tie for the 12th spot with Mickelson with his one under par round consisting of two birdies and a bogey, a poor show compared to his capability and he is known for his comebacks on third and fourth day and let’s see how it goes.
Charley Hoffman who has been picked along with Mickelson to represent Team US on the Presidents Cup finished his Round 2 with a 10 spot drop from yesterday with a level par score for the day consisting two birdies and the same amount of bogeys.
Dustin Johnson, who is eager to win the FedEx Cup is now tied for the 61st spot with his one over par score, with The Players Champion Si Woo Kim.
Anirban Lahiri Mickelson and Hoffman’s opponent
Anirban Lahiri who was picked for the International team, which is going to play against the Team US at the Presidents Cup, dropped 21 spots to a T-35th, from Day 1 with his level par score for the day consisting three birdies and the same number of bogeys. He shares his spot with Kyle Stanley, Zach Johnson, Lucas Glover, Ian Poulter, Bryson DeChambeau, Henrik Stenson, Brian Harman, and Luke List.
It will be interesting to see how rest two rounds go and which players make it to the Top-30 to compete at the Tour Champions.
Relive Si Woo Kim’s The Players victory here.
Know about Lahiri’s International Team selection here.