Round 2 Notebook, JELD-WEN Tradition

text size
Increase Text Size
Decrease Text Size
August 20, 2010
Dave Senko, PGA TOUR staff

Weather: Sunny and pleasant with highs ranging a low of 33 in the morning to the low 80s in the afternoon. Winds were from WSW at 10-15 mph.

• Current Leaderboard: 1 -- D.A. Weibring (134/-10); 2 -- Tom Lehman (136/-8); T3 -- Gil Morgan, Jay Don Blake, Bob Tway & Fred Funk (137/-7); T7 -- Jay Haas, Bernhard Langer (138/-6).

tourn_logo.gif

• The last time D.A. Weibring held sole possession of the lead after two rounds came at the 2007 3M Championship where he held a one-stroke margin over Jim Thorpe. He went on to birdie the final three holes to overtake Jay Haas for a one-stroke victory.

• Current Charles Schwab Cup leader Bernhard Langer will begin weekend play trailing D.A. Weibring by four strokes. Langer has posted back-to-back 69s in his bid to win his third consecutive major championship to join Gary Player with that distinction.

• Fred Funk is a combined 42-under-par in his 14 rounds at the JELD-WEN Tradition. He is currently T3 after 36 holes.

• Hole No. 17 remains the most difficult hole after 36 holes. Tom Lehman was the lone player to make a birdie on the hole on Saturday and it came on a shot from the bunker. There were just three on Thursday. Overall, the average score has been 3.273 (+.273).

Bob Tway matched the best birdie streak on the Champions Tour in 2010 when he ran off five straight on hole Nos. 11-15. He finished with a 5-under-par 67 and is T3. Dan Forsman was the last player to run off five straight birdies (Montreal Championship/second round).

David Frost appeared to be on his way to a special round on Friday after shooting a 6-under-par 30 on the front side. However, Frost, who won the Champions Tour's most recent event (3M Championship) with a record-tying 25-under-par 191, finished with a 66 after making a double bogey six at No. 18. Frost's effort moved him up 34 spots from T48 to T14.

• Jay Haas posted the low round of the day, a 7-under-par 65, which allowed him to move up from T40 to T7.

• Thirty-five players posted sub-par rounds and 18 players shot rounds in the 60s. The second-round scoring average dropped from 71.894 to 71.803.

Gil Morgan has the fewest putts after two rounds -- 47. Morgan came into the tournament ranked 66th in that category on the Champions Tour in 2010.

• Among the top eight players on the current leaderboard, seven of those own major titles on either the PGA TOUR or Champions Tour. Here is a rundown on their major titles.

Name Year Championship
D.A. Weibring 2008 Constellation Energy Sr. Player Championship
Tom Lehman 1996 British Open
Tom Lehman 2010 Senior PGA Championship
Gil Morgan 1997, 1998 Tradition
Gil Morgan 1998 Ford Senior Players Championship
Bob Tway 1986 PGA Championship
Fred Funk 2008 JELD-WEN Tradition
Fred Funk 2009 U.S. Senior Open
Jay Haas 2006 Senior PGA Championship
Jay Haas 2008 Senior PGA Championship
Jay Haas 2009 Constellation Energy Sr. Players Championship
Bernhard Langer 1985 Masters
Bernhard Langer 1993 Masters
Bernhard Langer 2010 Senior British Open
Bernhard Langer 2010 U.S. Senior Open

Russ Cochran had the lone eagle of the day on No. 18.

• Through 36 holes, Fred Funk and Morris Hatalsky lead all players in Driving Accuracy at 100% (28/28), while Russ Cochran and Tom Purtzer lead in Greens in Regulation at 80.56%.

Print This Story