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Friday, June 7, 2013

FedEx St. Jude Classic - Round 2

With 36 holes in the books a the FedEx St. Jude Classic, Harris English leads by two at 10-under-par and will try and convert his first PGA TOUR win this weekend. He's got some padding between himself and the most qualified chasers, as Scott Stallings (T3, 5-under) is the closest TOUR winner.
  • English has flirted with wins a couple of times in the past but has really let the pressure get to him down the stretch. With Shawn Stefani the only guy within five shots of him, he really has a chance to run away and hide on Saturday.
  • There are some guys like Ian Poulter and Boo Weekley playing well this week. They will be part of the U.S. Open hype if they can finish off a decent tournament.
  • Perhaps the bigger story is the guys who missed the cut. Tiger Woods drew plenty of attention by MAKING the cut but playing poorly on the weekend at Muirfield Village last week. I doubt everyone will be taking about Tim Clark's second-round 9-over 79 (T135) or Brandt Snedeker's second-round 73 (T97). On that note, anyone who "ranks" Clark or Snedeker ahead of Woods for the U.S. Open and uses Woods' form as an excuse is nuts. A Woods 79 would make SportsCenter. A Clark 79 probably isn't even a footnote on Golf Central.
  • Seems like every way we went on the Yahoo! game in the second round was the wrong one. We'll adjust and go CHIII, Karlsson, DJ and Stallings in the third round.
Best of luck!

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