Merion might not be long but it’s sure is getting the better of the world’s top golfers. Similar to round 1, round 2 turned out to be just as difficult with only two… that’s right, TWO players, finishing below par.
26 year old youngster and 2013 Zurich Classic Champion, Billy Horschel, made his move to first place in round 2. When everyone else in the field was just trying to making par, the PGA leader in birdies made went out and shot a field best, 3-under-par for the round to finish 1-under-par overall.
Horschel is currently tied for the lead with Mickelson, who dropped two strokes after a 3-bogey / 1-birdie round 2 effort.
Day 1 leader Luke Donald, who literally struggled the entire day to hit fairways and greens, should be extremely happy that he’s only one stroke behind.
Donald is currently tied with four other players at even-par overall including: my main man Justin Rose! (could this be the one?), Steve Stricker, Ian Poulter and Taiwan national, Cheng-Tsung Pan (yes. Mark Dreyer… I admit… a very good call).
Tiger Woods, who admits that his left elbow is bothering him, battled tough course conditions to stay tied with world number 2, Rory McIlroy, at 3-over-par overall.
Merion is proving more difficult than most anticipated. On a site note, checkout this funny video of Wayward’s shot bouncing into Petterson’s ball while in his backswing:
Turning out to be a great tourney!