2:50 p.m. --
the 52-year-old who won on the Champions
Tour on Sunday, is two shots off the pace.
He's tied at 7 under, which was the
first-round lead, with Tommy Gainey, John
Huh and Louis Oosthuizen -- while Carl
Pettersson and Angel Cabrera also at that
number but waiting for tee times after 6
2:20 p.m. --
Mickelson didn't have much time to grab a
bite -- but he probably didn't want it.
Not after gaining momentum as he finished
off a 65 on Friday morning. So he's gone
back out and birdied two of his first
four holes at Redstone to gain a
one-stroke advantage -- this time over
Greg Owen, who is 2 under through 7.
1:15 p.m. -
Couch and 2010 SHO champ Anthony Kim
have withdrawn from the field with
injuries. Kim, who hurt his shoulder,
shot an opening 79; Couch shot 76.
. -- More
than 1.25 inches of rain fell on the
Redstone course Thursday afternoon
and muddy conditions have led
officials to determine the second
round will be played under
lift-clean-and-place rules. There is
a 30 percent chance of more scattered
thunderstorms this afternoon.
12:40 p.m. --
it to defending champion Phil
Mickelson and former champion Fred
Couples to take full advantage of the
pristine greens. Mickelson opened
with a 7-under 65 to share the
clubhouse lead, while Couples shot
12:25 p.m. –
Don’t look now but PGA TOUR
rookie John Huh is in contention
again. He just finished off a round
of 66 that included five birdies,
an eagle and one bogey and left him
one stroke behind the leaders. Huh
won the Mayakoba Golf Classic in
the fifth start of his career.
completed their rounds on
Thursday before the downpour came
have a long wait for their tee
times in the second. Here’s
what Bud Cauley tweeted: “T
time is now 440 today. Time to
fill the day… Maybe a
workout, couple of lunches and
Open champion Louis Oosthuizen
is working on a low number.
He’s 5 under through 15
holes, which puts him two
behind the leaders, which now
includes defending champion
has started relatively slowly
but at least he’s
moving in the right direction
as he pursues the win that
would give him the final
invite to the Masters.
He’s played 12 holes
and is 2 under, trailing the
leaders by five strokes.
champion Phil Mickelson
made five birdies on the
front nine and is now just
two strokes off the lead.
He’s in the featured
group with Charl
Schwartzel, who defends his
Masters title next week,
and local favorite Fred
to follow the
group on ShotTracker.