September 14 2013
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
LAKE FOREST, Ill. --In case anyone forgot, Brandt Snedeker is the other co-leader at the BMW Championship.
Not that the defending FedExCup champion minded moving below the radar of Jim Furyk's 59 and Tiger Woods' two-stroke penalty.
"I guess my job now is to make sure that everybody forgets about (Furyk's 59) by Sunday," said Snedeker, who shot a second-round 68 and is 11 under.
If there was anyone who needed a week off coming into the BMW Championship, it was Snedeker. He had played seven straight weeks and has battled through a rib injury for much of the season.
In his first two Playoffs events, Snedeker missed the cut and tied for 47th. Then came the off week.
"I feel great," Snedeker said. "It should be a lot of fun this weekend."
Through his first two rounds at Conway Farms, Snedeker, who will play with Furyk in the day's final pairing at 12:50 p.m. ET, missed just eight fairways and a dozen greens. He has also taken 22 and 26 putts each of the first two days.
"The biggest thing is here if you drive the ball in the fairway and you roll in the putts, you can make a lot of birdies here," said Snedeker, who has 13 of them and is second in the field in strokes gained-putting.
As for Furyk's 59?
"I had no clue," he said. "And then on 18 I saw a Jumbotron that he needed a birdie on the last hole to shoot 59, and I thought, what the heck, are you serious? On a day like this when the wind is blowing 20 miles an hour out of the north, I don't think anybody out here saw that score coming."