PGA Tour Champions

Charles Schwab Cup Championship

November 08-11

Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona

$2,500,000

November 08-11

Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona

$2,500,000

Round 2

Paul Goydos takes a one-stroke lead

November 09, 2018

Paul Goydos birdied the par-5 18th for a 6-under 65 and a one-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions' season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Tied for the first-round lead with Tim Petrovic after a 63, Goydos had six birdies in the bogey-free round in warm, sunny conditions at Phoenix Country Club.

''I was very, in a sense, for lack of a better word, simple,'' Goydos said. ''I hit a lot of fairways, hit a lot of greens and I made six putts for birdie. A couple of them short and a couple of nice mid-range ones. I think what I take out of it is I didn't put a lot of pressure on myself.''

The 54-year-old Goydos won the 2016 event at Desert Mountain. He has five victories on the 50-and-over tour after winning twice on the PGA Tour.

''The weather's supposed to be good, the scores are going to be good this weekend,'' Goydos said. ''Should be exciting.''

Scott McCarron, one of six players left in the season-long Charles Schwab Cup points race for a $1 million annuity, was a stroke back at 13 under after a 64. He birdied the final two holes.

''I drove the ball pretty well, hit a lot of fairways, gave myself a lot of opportunities, and then hit it close on 17 and 18,'' McCarron said. ''Always nice to be able to finish the round hitting it close.''

Petrovic was 12 under after a 67.

''Just a little shaky out of gate,'' Petrovic said. ''Just kind of chunked a chip on the first hole and three-putted on the second hole. That's not the way you want to start. ... I got myself back into it, for sure.''

Wes Short Jr. had a 63 to match Duffy Waldorf (65) at 9 under. Vijay Singh (67) and Marco Dawson (65) were 8 under, and Cup contender Jerry Kelly (67), Stephen Ames (67) and defending champion Kevin Sutherland (68) were another stroke back.

Points leader Bernhard Langer (70) and No. 2 Scott Parel (69) were tied for 20th at 2 under.

Langer and Parel would take the Cup with a tournament victory, while Miguel Angel Jimenez, Kelly, McCarron and David Toms need a win and help from other players. Langer has won the season-long competition four times, three straight from 2014-16.

Toms was 6 under after a 67, and Jimenez 2 over after a 75.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Paul Goydos
-14
63
65
128
2
Scott McCarron
-13
65
64
129
3
Tim Petrovic
-12
63
67
130
T4
Wes Short, Jr.
-9
70
63
133
T4
Duffy Waldorf
-9
68
65
133
T6
Marco Dawson
-8
69
65
134
T6
Vijay Singh
-8
67
67
134
T8
Jerry Kelly
-7
68
67
135
T8
Stephen Ames
-7
68
67
135
T8
Kevin Sutherland
-7
67
68
135
T11
David Toms
-6
69
67
136
T11
Joe Durant
-6
67
69
136
T11
Glen Day
-6
66
70
136
14
Woody Austin
-5
68
69
137
T15
Brandt Jobe
-4
69
69
138
T15
Kent Jones
-4
67
71
138
T15
Jeff Maggert
-4
67
71
138
T18
Billy Andrade
-3
71
68
139
T18
Tom Pernice Jr.
-3
71
68
139
T20
Scott Parel
-2
71
69
140
T20
Kenny Perry
-2
71
69
140
T20
Bernhard Langer
-2
70
70
140
T20
Jay Haas
-2
70
70
140
T20
Lee Janzen
-2
67
73
140
T25
Tom Lehman
-1
71
70
141
T25
Bart Bryant
-1
71
70
141
T25
Gene Sauers
-1
70
71
141
T25
Paul Broadhurst
-1
70
71
141
T25
Billy Mayfair
-1
67
74
141
30
Colin Montgomerie
E
69
73
142
31
Kirk Triplett
1
73
70
143
T32
Ken Tanigawa
2
74
70
144
T32
Miguel Angel Jiménez
2
69
75
144
34
Rocco Mediate
3
73
72
145
35
Scott Dunlap
4
73
73
146
Pos.
Player
To Par
R2
Total
1
Paul Goydos
-14
65
128
2
Scott McCarron
-13
64
129
3
Tim Petrovic
-12
67
130
T4
Wes Short, Jr.
-9
63
133
T4
Duffy Waldorf
-9
65
133
T6
Marco Dawson
-8
65
134
T6
Vijay Singh
-8
67
134
T8
Jerry Kelly
-7
67
135
T8
Stephen Ames
-7
67
135
T8
Kevin Sutherland
-7
68
135
T11
David Toms
-6
67
136
T11
Joe Durant
-6
69
136
T11
Glen Day
-6
70
136
14
Woody Austin
-5
69
137
T15
Brandt Jobe
-4
69
138
T15
Kent Jones
-4
71
138
T15
Jeff Maggert
-4
71
138
T18
Billy Andrade
-3
68
139
T18
Tom Pernice Jr.
-3
68
139
T20
Scott Parel
-2
69
140
T20
Kenny Perry
-2
69
140
T20
Bernhard Langer
-2
70
140
T20
Jay Haas
-2
70
140
T20
Lee Janzen
-2
73
140
T25
Tom Lehman
-1
70
141
T25
Bart Bryant
-1
70
141
T25
Gene Sauers
-1
71
141
T25
Paul Broadhurst
-1
71
141
T25
Billy Mayfair
-1
74
141
30
Colin Montgomerie
E
73
142
31
Kirk Triplett
1
70
143
T32
Ken Tanigawa
2
70
144
T32
Miguel Angel Jiménez
2
75
144
34
Rocco Mediate
3
72
145
35
Scott Dunlap
4
73
146