Congressional continues to stick it to the pros on Friday with less than 30 players able to break par on day two. Hunter Mahan (two time winner on the PGA Tour this year) was able to shoot the low round of the week thus far with a -6 under 65 on the very difficult CCC. With 7 birdies and one bogey Hunter and his Nome putter were heating up and deserves the 36 hole lead after his stellar frist two rounds.
Vijay Singh and Stewart Cink are also near the top of the leader board, these long time pros had no problem with Congressional or the heat wave that is rolling through Washington DC. Vijay seems to be hitting the ball supremely, but has not gotten the putter to put the finishing moves on yet, but not to worry the Major Champion is on the verge of a late career come back, and there is no reason that the perfect putting weekend couldn’t be this weekend.
Tiger Woods is just outside the top ten after two rounds of play. With a 72-68 to show for his weekday play, Woods is in a position to go low on the weekend and put himself in contention. Tigers first appearance after his US Open let down is proving to be a good one so far.
We could have our first three time winner on the PGA Tour this week, if Tiger or Hunter can get the pressure on in DC. I am pulling for the Hunter. Ping putters have been a little lack luster of years late, and another win by Hunter can only increase their newest line of putters (one of them being the Nome), and with the telescopic Nome belly putter being hotter than hot already Ping would really have a hard time keeping those little guys in stock with a W from Hunter. The nice thing is Ping was really in a pinch they can always sell a boat load to Travelocity as some kind of promotional item…