May 13 2011
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Three years ago, Paul Goydos was in position to win THE PLAYERS Championship but eventually lost in a playoff to Sergio Garcia at the island 17th hole when his tee ball found the water.
Goydos appears to be putting himself in position to make another run at the title. He’s birdied five of his last seven holes and is now 7 under for the tournament, three shots off the lead held by David Toms.
Goydos opened with a 3-under 69 on Thursday and is currently 3 under on his second round through 11 holes.
Robert Karlsson just finished his second round, shooting a 4-under 67 to leave him at 5 under for the tournament.
Hunter Mahan has also made a big move. He’s 5 under on his round through 15 holes and is 7 under for the tournament.
Toms is finished with his second round; he shot a 4-under 68 and stands at 10 under for the tournament.
Alvaro Quiros, Graeme McDowell, Steve Stricker, J. B. Holmes and Chris Stroud also have made positive moves Friday morning.
Jacksonville-born David Duval has dropped below the cut line after shooting a 4-over 76. He had opened with a 2-under 70 on Thursday.