by Jeff Skinner
It looks like it will be an interesting weekend across the three major tours. In New Orleans, long hitter and crowd favorite Bubba Watson leads the Zurich Classic on a course he says doesn’t fit his eye. “There were a lot of tough tee shots for me,” Watson said. “A lot of times the water’s on the left for me being left‑handed. So when I look up at the target, there is always water glaring at my face. For me, it’s daunting. It’s tough. It’s hard to overcome, but somehow I’m overcoming it right now.” He looks to be handling the TPC Louisiana course just fine.
In Mobile, Alabama at The Avnet LPGA Classic, Sandra Gal had the low round of the day with a 67 to lead Amy Yang by a stroke. Stacy Lewis is tied for third, two strokes back and doing her best to keep the American flag near the top of the leaderboard. Lewis didn’t have it going like she did during the first round but fought through a tough round to stay in the hunt. “It was just kind of up and down all day,” Lewis said. “I just had to fight. Made a couple bad bogeys on the par 3s, but played well coming in. Just missed a birdie on 17; thought I made the putt. Birdied 16 and made a great two putt there, so good momentum going into the weekend.” She is looking to match her mentor, Karrie Webb as the second back to back winner on the LPGA this year.
At The Ballantine’s Championship in Seoul, South Korea Brett Rumford shot a sizzling 63 to take a three stroke lead over Soren Kjeldsen and The Coolest Guy in Golf, Miguel Angel Jimenez. Miguel just keeps getting better with age. He’ll turn 47 on Sunday and wouldn’t a victory be a lovely birthday present.