* In round two, Dustin Johnson recorded the lowest round of his short World Golf Championships career (six starts, including this week) with a 65 (-5). His previous low was a 66 during the second round of the 2009 CA Championship. His best World Golf Championships finish is a T22 at the 2009 Bridgestone Invitational.
* Sweden’s Peter Hanson, 68-66 (-6), moved into contention by posting two consecutive rounds in the 60s for the first time in his World Golf Championships career (five starts, including this week). Hanson earned a spot in the field as a player, no otherwise qualified, who was top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking as of July 26. Hanson is currently 15 th in European Ryder Cup Points List.
* The second-round leader/co-leader has gone on to win just 12 of 32 stroke-play events on the PGA TOUR in 2010, most recently Matt Bettencourt at the Reno-Tahoe Open.
* The second-round leader/co-leader has gone on win 6 of 11 times at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, most recently Tiger Woods in 2009.
The eighth, ninth and 10th holes at Pebble Beach are called the Cliffs of Doom. The toughest trio of par-4 holes in golf, it's understandable if players feel they'd rather jump into Stillwater Cove than try to navigate that stretch.
But Matt Bettencourt had no problems with those three holes Friday afternoon. He's just birdied all three of them -- by making devilishly long putts at each hole -- to move onto the first page of the leaderboard.
Now at 1 under for the tournament (and 2 under for his round), Bettencourt is just two shots off the lead held by Graeme McDowell.