SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Daniel Summerhays shot his second consecutive 3-under 69 in Friday's second round of the Valero Texas Open. That left Summerhays at 6 under and the clubhouse leader when he walked off the TPC San Antonio course Friday.
Here are some comments from Summerhays after his round:
ON MAKING A 7-FOOTER FOR BOGEY ON HIS FINAL HOLE: "That's exactly what you dream of having, a little seven‑foot, down‑the‑hill, slider for bogey. Just what dreams are made of (laughing). But, no, I hit a good putt. You're going to make mistakes. It just happened to be on the 9th (his last) hole."
ON HIS PLAY OFF THE TEE: "I drove it really well. There was only once where I was even in remote trouble on 18, and I got a good break there. So I think I hit almost every other fairway all day long. I'm not sure exactly; I'd have to go back and think through it. But, yeah, this course is very intimidating -- especially when the wind blows, it can get pretty scary out there. But I'm driving it well, and I'm looking forward to the weekend."
ON HIS PUTT THAT WENT OFF THE GREEN AT THE FIFTH HOLE: "Yeah, it was up and over, down the tier, and then it flattened and probably two paces after the hole it goes off the green. I just hit it barely too hard. It looked like it was only going to stop 3 feet past, and it just rolled right off the fringe. Again, you kind of chuckle at that kind of stuff. You chuckle at the thing on 9, and you don't have to play perfect to be right in contention. So I'm kind of taking that attitude. You just laugh at those and know you're going to make some birdies coming in."
BETHESDA, Md. -- What did Brandt Jobe's opening-round 1-under 70 feel like Thursday at the AT&T National?
A lot like the last time a golf tournament was played at Congressional.
"It felt like a U.S. Open round," said Jobe, who is the early clubhouse leader with Daniel Summerhays. "You just feel beat up when you get done."
Jobe had three bogeys, two birdies and an eagle.
Summerhays' round wasn't much different with one more birdie -- five -- than bogeys.
"Actually the conditions were perfect," Summerhays said. "There wasn't much wind, the temperature was fine. It's a very hard golf course, how it's set up. The hole locations are difficult, the greens are super fast. They're firm. The fairways are narrow, and the rough is really long, and the holes are really long, too."
In other words, expect scoring to be potentially higher than it was here a year ago during the U.S. Open when Rory McIlroy won at 16 under and second-place was 8 under.
"If you would have told me 1under before I played, I probably wouldn't have played," Jobe joked. "It's not going to get easier, it's going to get more difficult as the day goes on."
Following his second-round 71, Daniel Summerhays reflects on his play with Bob Stevens from SiriusXM PGATOUR Radio.
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Daniel Summerhays has a soft spot in his heart for this area.
After all, his professional career started in Columbus in 2007 -- a few hours after he won the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational on the Scarlet Course at Ohio State.
He didn't get the first-place check of $126,000 because he was still an amateur when the final putt dropped. But Summerhays, who only had three classes remaining, quickly decided to forgo his senior season at BYU -- "It was a no-brainer," he said -- and take advantage of the exemption on the Nationwide Tour through the end of the 2008 season.
"So I love this town," said Summerhays, who is now in his second season on the PGA TOUR.
The 29-year-old from Utah is creating more good vibes this week at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide. He's 4 under through 36 holes on another Nicklaus' design at venerable Muirfield Village and is one shot off the lead at the midway point of the legend's event.
After he finished his 71 on Friday, Summerhays was reminded of the fact that the insurance giant is involved as a sponsor of both events. Might he be angling for a deal?
"I'll take any sponsorship I can get," Summerhays said. "My favorite, when I won in Columbus was 'the life comes at you fast,' that tag line they used to have, and it did. I had just been married for a year and a half. I won the tournament, we got pregnant, everything like that. So life came at me really fast that way."
Summerhays, whose uncle Bruce was a mainstay on the Champions Tour, now has three sons -- all under the age of 4. The youngest was born two weeks ago.
"All boys, so we've got our hands full," Summerhays said. "But they're my crown jewel in my life, they really are. I kind of get choked up when I talk about them. ... They're the light of my life, and it's all worth it.'
Once William gets a little older, Summerhays and his wife Emily will pile their brood back into the motor home that's been in storage for the last few months and once again travel the PGA TOUR. He thrives on the pandemonium that having three youngsters can sometimes bring.
"They energize me," Summerhays said. "I've got an amazing wife, too, and Emily does everything. She's a great caretaker to the boys, and she's so supportive of me. I feel really blessed in my life to have this profession and at the same time be able to have my family with me as much as I do."
Robert Allenby double-bogeyed the 72nd hole at the Mayakoba Golf Classic to fall to 15 under and into a playoff with rookie John Huh, who closed with a 63.
Chris Stroud had a shot to catch the duo at 15 under, but he also double-bogeyed the hole.
Matt Every and Colt Knost will tie for third after finishing 11 under. Overnight leader Daniel Summerhays shot a 73 and fell back into a tie for fifth.
FOLLOW THE PLAYOFF: Mayakoba Golf Classic
Daniel Summerhays shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Chris Stroud in the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
The 28-year-old, who won the Nationwide Tour's 2007 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational as an amateur for his biggest career victory, is seeking his first PGA TOUR win.
"Tomorrow, I'm just going to try and do the same things I've been doing all week," Summerhays said. "I'm going to try and hit the driver really well again. My swing feels really good, so I'm picking out good targets. I'm judging the wind correctly and I'm managing it well. ... I'm really looking forward to the opportunity tomorrow to take the lead into the final round of a PGA Tour event and see how I perform. "
Stroud had a 68. He and Summerhays are the only players with three rounds in the 60s on the Greg Norman-designed course.
Three players are tied for the lead at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, including Daniel Summerhays, Will Claxton and Greg Owen. Chris Stroud sits one stroke back at 7 under.
Summerhays fired a 6-under 65 to grab his share of the second-round lead. He made seven birdies on Friday.
“It's funny, you know, you start out Friday, and you got your goals ‑‑ you know, you gotta make the cut, first of all, to have a chance on the weekend, made a couple birdies early on,” Summerhays said. “I hit it to an inch on the third hole, so I started with a couple birdies, and it kind of just set me at ease there.”
Defending champion Johnson Wagner is tied for 43rd, while notables Greg Norman, the El Camaleon course designer, and Mike Weir missed the cut.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Daniel Summerhays hasn't had much success in his rookie season on the PGA TOUR.
The former BYU standout's best finish, a tie for 11th at the Bob Hope Classic, came in his second start. He's played in 24 events and only made seven cuts all year.
Summerhays has turned things around at the Wyndham Championship, though. He's only made one bogey in his first 45 holes -- and as he waits out the rain delay, Summerhays is tied for the lead at 12 under with Tommy Gainey and Carl Pettersson.
Summerhays, whose uncle Bruce played the Champions Tour, has hit all eight fairways and nine of 10 greens in regulation on Saturday. He made the turn in 3 under and was on the 11th tee when play was suspended.
Summerhays, who finished fifth on the Nationwide Tour money list to earn his TOUR card for 2011, came into the week ranked 178th in the FedExCup. Right now he's projected to jump 118 spots to No. 60.
Nationwide Tour graduate Daniel Summerhays was headed towards another missed cut this week at The Heritage until he played the 17th and 18th holes -- two of the toughest on the course -- in 3 under.
Summerhays had just come off a double bogey on the 16th when he aced the 17th, putting him 2 under on the day and even for the tournament. He was still pumped up on the 454-yard 18th, when he drilled his approach from 203 yards to 15 feet and sank the putt.
Summerhays, a distant 112th in FedExCup standings, has made just three cuts this year and none since the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Going into today's second round, he'd made just one eagle this year, and his ace on the 16th doubled that total.