Round 2 Notes: JELD-WEN Tradition

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August 21, 2009
Dave Senko, PGA TOUR Staff

• Here is the leaderboard after 36 holes:

1. Brad Bryant (-10) 2. Fred Funk (-9) T3. Loren Roberts, John Cook and Larry Mize (-8) T6. Eduardo Romero, Lonnie Nielsen and Mike Reid (-7)

• One of the more interesting statistics from Friday's second round came at hole No. 15. After playing at 414 yards on Thursday, the tee was moved back to 279 yards. As a result, there were two eagles (Gene Jones and Reid) and 32 birdies. The scoring average for the hole was 3.485 (-.515) and it ranked as the easiest hole on the course after ranking as the fourth most difficult on Thursday. There were just 10 birdies in the first round when the scoring average was 4.103 (+.103).

• Despite a 10-shot swing on Friday from his opening-round 10-under-par 62, Bryant remains atop the leaderboard, one stroke in front of 2008 winner Funk. After making 11 birdies in his opening round, Bryant managed just two on Friday.

• Jones made the day's biggest move thanks to his 7-under-par 65, the day's low round. Thanks to that 65, Jones jumped from T48 to T12, a move of 36 places on the leaderboard. Jones also had the fewest putts on Friday -- 20. He had shot a 74 in his opening round.

• Funk fired a 5-under-par 67 and it was his 10th round in the 60s in his last 11 starts. Funk also did not have a three-putt on Friday, running his streak of consecutive holes without a three putt to 129. He had also increased his string of holes without a bogey to 46 before making one on No. 7. That streak dated back to the U.S. Senior Open.

• Four of the last five winners of this tournament are currently in the top-10 at the halfway point in the tournament. Defending champion Funk is currently second, while Roberts, the 2005 winner, is T3. Romero, the 2006 champion, is T6 and Craig Stadler, the 2004 winner, is T9. Lurking just out of the top 10 at T15 is Mark McNulty, who claimed the crown two years ago.

• The most difficult hole on Friday was No. 12 with an average score of 5.250 (+.250). That hole was moved up from 570 yards on Thursday to 650 yards. A day earlier it ranked 11th overall.

• For the second straight day, 32 players in the 68-man field finished with rounds under par but only 11 of those posted rounds in the 60s after 18 did so on Thursday. A day after the field averaged 72.00 on the par-72 layout, the average dropped slightly to 71.824.

• Cook, Hale Irwin and Morris Hatalsky lead all players in Driving Accuracy at 92.86% (26/28), while Bryant and Mark O'Meara lead in Greens in Regulation at 86.11% (31/36). Andy Bean has the fewest putts with 46 (23.0 per round).

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