Phil’s almost record setting second round.


I made a little comment while watching the Waste Management Phoenix Open at Chicago Style Golf yesterday on what the over and under would be the Phil would play well in the second round after his almost 59.  The bet was 65 and mostly everyone took the over.  It looked like a great bet until the 15th hole when Philly makes eagle and gets himself rocking and rolling again near the record books.

With a two putt birdie on 17, Phil only needed a par to break the 36 hole PGA Tour scoring record.  In a very uncharacteristic Phil move, he pulled out a 3wd on the 18th tee box.  After his 3wd found the water on the left hand side of the fairway, he still had a chance at making par.  Albeit getting up and down from the rough from about 145.  Tough for the average Joe, not out of the real of a world class player like Phil.

Needless to say Phil made double on the 36th hole after his iron shot came up short of the green, and his chip went sailing by the hole.  He was trying to chip in, and the putt for bogey was not on his radar at that point.  Phil did manage to play the first 36 holes with out a bogey though.

Even with two heart breaking 18th hole scores, and two missed opportunities at golf immortality… Phil is still four shots ahead of the field, and if he can keep the pace he is currently on Tommy Armour’s 72 hole scoring record in in jeopardy.

I also won my bet.  I took the under on the 65 and a hook.  Nothing like winning a bet even after your partner doubles the last hole!

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