Charles Schwab Cup Championship R2

Maggert leading by 4-shots

November 07-10
Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona
$2,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Jeff Maggert increased his lead to four shots at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship with a 6-under 65 on Friday. Bernhard Langer, aiming for his sixth PGA Tour Champions season points title, is in second place.

Maggert made a stong start to his second round with birdies on three of his first four holes leading to a front-nine 31 and finishing with a bogey-free round for a 14-under, 128 total.

”A good start again. I hit the ball very well on the front nine,” Maggert said. ”Not so much on the back nine, but had a lot of good par saves. Didn’t leave myself with a lot of pressure putts today. I made a nice 10-footer for par on, I think, No. 11. Other than that, my up-and-downs, I was chipping it pretty close. And got lucky on 17 and holed a bunker shot.”


He started the tournament in 31st place in the Charles Schwab Cup standings, three spots from failing to qualify.

”I haven’t played well this year and I wanted to finish the year off on a good note,” Maggert said. ”But we’re only halfway done. I need to play a lot more good golf over the next two days. … Looking forward to just keeping the foot on the gas pedal and trying to make birdies over the weekend.”

Langer hit the water on the par-5 18th and finished with a double-bogey.

”I hit my bunker shot fat,” Langer said. ”I was hoping to get a lot closer with the sand wedge. And I was caught between a 9-iron and a wedge, and used the 9-iron and pushed it.”

Currently third in the standings behind Scott McCarron and Jerry Kelly, Langer would need to win the tournament and McCarron no closer than a tie for fifth in order to take the season title. McCarron and Kelly are tied for 25th at 2-under heading into the weekend.

”I’m putting well, which is key,” Langer said. ”I’m not quite totally happy with my ball-striking, but if I get my ball-striking sorted out, I feel I can really put a charge on, because my short game is good.”


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Tours
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Jeff Maggert
-14
63
65
128
2
Bernhard Langer
-10
64
68
132
T3
Brandt Jobe
-9
67
66
133
T3
Retief Goosen
-9
66
67
133
5
Marco Dawson
-8
67
67
134
T6
Joe Durant
-7
69
66
135
T6
Wes Short, Jr.
-7
68
67
135
T6
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-7
65
70
135
T6
Steve Flesch
-7
65
70
135
T10
Stephen Ames
-6
69
67
136
T10
Tom Byrum
-6
68
68
136
T10
Colin Montgomerie
-6
67
69
136
T10
Scott Parel
-6
66
70
136
T10
Paul Goydos
-6
65
71
136
T15
Ken Tanigawa
-5
70
67
137
T15
Woody Austin
-5
67
70
137
T15
Billy Andrade
-5
67
70
137
T15
Ken Duke
-5
67
70
137
T15
Rocco Mediate
-5
67
70
137
20
Tommy Tolles
-4
69
69
138
T21
Jay Haas
-3
72
67
139
T21
Kevin Sutherland
-3
67
72
139
T21
Doug Barron
-3
67
72
139
T21
Lee Janzen
-3
66
73
139
T25
Scott McCarron
-2
69
71
140
T25
Jerry Kelly
-2
66
74
140
T27
Tom Lehman
-1
73
68
141
T27
Tim Petrovic
-1
69
72
141
T27
David Toms
-1
68
73
141
30
Bob Estes
E
70
72
142
T31
Kent Jones
2
74
70
144
T31
David McKenzie
2
71
73
144
33
Paul Broadhurst
4
72
74
146
34
Kirk Triplett
9
77
74
151