by Jeff Skinner
Plenty of players made moves up the leaderboard at The A.T. &T. National yesterday but none were more impressive than Nick Watney. Watney tied the course record with an eight under 62 which included a scorching 27 on his back nine. He barely missed Corey Pavin’s nine hole record of 26. His back side included six birdies and an eagle.
Watney’s stellar round moved him up 20 places on the leaderboard and into a tie with Rickie Fowler. Fowler who is still searching for his first PGA Tour win shot 64 and has three second place finishes is his career.
Watney certainly found that ever elusive “zone” on the back nine and was unable to figure out what he did to get “in the zone.”