April 16 2011
Just how difficult did TPC San Antonio play in the second round? Here’s a rundown:
-- Just 13 players broke par and through two rounds only 16 players were under par for the tournament.
-- The scoring average in Round 2 was 75.283 -- more than three
strokes over par. The last time a round was
that high was the opening round of this year’s Honda Classic, where the average was 73.875 on the par-70 layout.
-- There were seven bogey-free rounds in the opening round compared to just one bogey-free round in Round 2.
-- There were 600 bogeys in Round 2 -- more than 150 more than there were in the opening round -- and there was at least one double bogey on each of the 18 holes at TPC San Antonio.
Most of that was due to the wind and tough pin positions. In Round 3, the wind is only in the 15-mph range and players are taking advantage of the much calmer conditions.
Martin Piller is already 3 under through nine holes -- and in a tie for the lead -- while Fredrik Jacobson and Kevin Streelman are 5 and 3 under, respectively. Pat Perez has also moved into contention at 3 under early in his round.
In other words, it looks like moving day won’t involve the lead moving backwards.