PGA Tour

Desert Classic 2019

January 17-20

PGA West TPC Stadium Course, La Quinta, California

$5,900,000

January 17-20

PGA West TPC Stadium Course, La Quinta, California

$5,900,000

Round 2

Phil Mickelson leadind by 2 shots

January 18, 2019

Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson followed up his spectacular first-round 60 with a four-under par 68 on Friday to hold a two-shot lead after two rounds of the Desert Classic.

Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson followed up his spectacular first-round 60 with a four-under par 68 on Friday to hold a two-shot lead after two rounds of the Desert Classic.

Mickelson birdied four of his last five holes on the Nicklaus Tournament course, one of three par-72 layouts in use in the US PGA Tour tournament in the California desert east of Los Angeles.

He overcame a double-bogey six at the par-four 18th -- his ninth of the day which saw him make the turn at even par for the round.

Mickelson's 16-under total of 128 put him two strokes in front of Australian rookie Curtis Luck, who grabbed his eighth birdie of the day at his final hole -- the ninth -- to post a 66 on the Nicklaus course and a 14-under par total of 130.

Canadian Adam Hadwin and American Steve Marino shared third on 131.

Marino had five birdies and an eagle hole-in-one on the par-three seventh on the way to a seven-under par 65 at the La Quinta course.

Hadwin had seven birdies and one bogy in a 66 at La Quinta, where Mickelson fashioned his 60 a day earlier.

"I actually felt better striking it but I didn't putt very well today, certainly relative to yesterday where I was making everything," Mickelson said. "But I finished strong, birdied four of the last five.

Mickelson, playing his first tournament of 2019, called it a "fun, if not surprising, start" to his year.

"It's fun to be in the mix," said Mickelson, whose two-round total is the second-best of his career, behind the 36-hole total of 125 to start the 2013 Phoenix Open.

Mickelson appeared to be picking up where he left off with back-to-back birdies at the 11th and 12th holes, but his approach at the 18th found the water and he took a double bogey.

An eight-foot birdie putt at the fifth sparked a string of three straight birdies and he picked up one more shot at the ninth.

"I turned a round that was not very good into a respectable round," said Mickelson, although he admitted that he would have liked to be even lower heading into a third round on the tougher Stadium course.

"If you shoot six-, seven-under par on the Nicklaus course that's a good solid round," he said. "I shot four (under) so I'll just have to come out tomorrow and shoot six or seven (under) to make up for it."

Defending champion Jon Rahm fired his second straight 66 to head a trio of players on 132 alongside Wyndham Clark (67) and Joey Garber (64).

Mickelson said he would have to stay aggressive on the weekend.

"You just have to keep firing on all cylinders and going after birdies because this is a course where there's going to be a lot of birdies," he said.

"Usually when you play that well the first two rounds you're hitting the ball where you want and making some putts. I just have to keep that going the next couple of days."

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Phil Mickelson
USA
-16
60
68
128
2
Curtis Luck
AUS
-14
64
66
130
T3
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-13
65
66
131
T3
Steve Marino
USA
-13
66
65
131
T5
Wyndham Clark
USA
-12
65
67
132
T5
Jon Rahm
ESP
-12
66
66
132
T5
Joey Garber
USA
-12
68
64
132
T8
Sean O'Hair
USA
-11
66
67
133
T8
Abraham Ancer
USA
-11
66
67
133
T8
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-11
67
66
133
T11
Alex Cejka
GER
-10
66
68
134
T11
Adam Svensson
CAN
-10
66
68
134
T11
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-10
68
66
134
T11
Michael Thompson
USA
-10
68
66
134
T11
Sam Saunders
USA
-10
68
66
134
T11
Adam Long
USA
-10
63
71
134
T11
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-10
72
62
134
T11
Daniel Berger
USA
-10
67
67
134
T11
Sam Burns
USA
-10
68
66
134
T11
Talor Gooch
USA
-10
67
67
134
T21
Andrew Landry
USA
-9
68
67
135
T21
Harold Varner III
USA
-9
68
67
135
T21
Scott Langley
USA
-9
70
65
135
T21
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-9
70
65
135
T21
Peter Malnati
USA
-9
70
65
135
T21
Chez Reavie
USA
-9
67
68
135
T21
Jim Herman
USA
-9
68
67
135
T28
J. T. Poston
USA
-8
68
68
136
T28
Tom Hoge
USA
-8
67
69
136
T28
Trey Mullinax
USA
-8
65
71
136
T28
Charles Howell III
USA
-8
67
69
136
T28
Johnson Wagner
USA
-8
69
67
136
T28
Scott Stallings
USA
-8
70
66
136
T28
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-8
66
70
136
T28
Nick Taylor
CAN
-8
70
66
136
T28
Robert Streb
USA
-8
66
70
136
T28
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-8
67
69
136
T28
J. J. Spaun
USA
-8
69
67
136
T28
Jason Kokrak
USA
-8
71
65
136
T28
Kevin Streelman
USA
-8
70
66
136
T28
Lucas Glover
USA
-8
68
68
136
T28
Peter Uihlein
USA
-8
71
65
136
T28
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-8
71
65
136
T28
Justin Rose
ENG
-8
68
68
136
T28
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-8
68
68
136
T46
Bud Cauley
USA
-7
69
68
137
T46
Ryan Armour
USA
-7
69
68
137
T46
Adam Schenk
USA
-7
66
71
137
T46
Julian Etulain
ARG
-7
71
66
137
T46
Anders Albertson
USA
-7
68
69
137
T46
John Chin
USA
-7
71
66
137
T46
Martin Trainer
USA
-7
70
67
137
T46
Cody Gribble
USA
-7
70
67
137
T46
Scott Piercy
USA
-7
72
65
137
T46
Cameron Davis
AUS
-7
67
70
137
T46
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-7
67
70
137
T46
Josh Teater
USA
-7
68
69
137
T46
Kevin Kisner
USA
-7
69
68
137
T59
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-6
68
70
138
T59
Sam Ryder
USA
-6
72
66
138
T59
Aaron Wise
USA
-6
68
70
138
T59
Chesson Hadley
USA
-6
69
69
138
T59
Chase Wright
USA
-6
71
67
138
T59
Roger Sloan
CAN
-6
70
68
138
T59
Roberto Castro
USA
-6
71
67
138
T59
Brendan Steele
USA
-6
69
69
138
T59
Nick Watney
USA
-6
68
70
138
T59
John Catlin
USA
-6
69
69
138
T59
Brian Stuard
USA
-6
70
68
138
T59
Robert Garrigus
USA
-6
69
69
138
T59
Denny McCarthy
USA
-6
68
70
138
T72
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-5
71
68
139
T72
Andrew Putnam
USA
-5
70
69
139
T72
Tom Lovelady
USA
-5
70
69
139
T72
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-5
71
68
139
T72
Scott Brown
USA
-5
72
67
139
T72
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-5
71
68
139
T72
Tyler Duncan
USA
-5
73
66
139
T72
Wes Roach
USA
-5
68
71
139
T72
Brady Schnell
USA
-5
69
70
139
T72
Kramer Hickok
USA
-5
67
72
139
T72
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-5
67
72
139
T72
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-5
71
68
139
T72
Chad Collins
USA
-5
69
70
139
T72
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-5
66
73
139
T72
Russell Knox
SCO
-5
73
66
139
T72
Zach Johnson
USA
-5
71
68
139
T72
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-5
72
67
139
T72
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-5
73
66
139
T90
John Huh
USA
-4
68
72
140
T90
Chris Stroud
USA
-4
69
71
140
T90
Corey Conners
CAN
-4
71
69
140
T90
Hank Lebioda
USA
-4
70
70
140
T90
James Hahn
USA
-4
70
70
140
T90
Pat Perez
USA
-4
72
68
140
T90
Alex Prugh
USA
-4
67
73
140
T90
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-4
70
70
140
T90
Sepp Straka
AUT
-4
73
67
140
T90
Harris English
USA
-4
70
70
140
T90
Martin Laird
SCO
-4
65
75
140
T90
Ryan Blaum
USA
-4
67
73
140
T90
Nate Lashley
USA
-4
72
68
140
T103
Mike Weir
CAN
-3
71
70
141
T103
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-3
71
70
141
T103
Brandon Harkins
USA
-3
71
70
141
T103
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-3
70
71
141
T103
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-3
73
68
141
T103
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-3
69
72
141
T103
Matt Jones
AUS
-3
71
70
141
T103
Ryan Palmer
USA
-3
69
72
141
T103
Brandon Hagy
USA
-3
73
68
141
T103
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-3
70
71
141
T103
Cameron Tringale
USA
-3
70
71
141
T103
Charley Hoffman
USA
-3
71
70
141
T103
Mark Wilson
USA
-3
72
69
141
T103
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-3
72
69
141
T103
D. A. Points
USA
-3
69
72
141
T118
D. J. Trahan
USA
-2
73
69
142
T118
Luke List
USA
-2
71
71
142
T118
Martin Piller
USA
-2
68
74
142
T118
Ben Crane
USA
-2
72
70
142
T118
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-2
74
68
142
T118
John Senden
AUS
-2
71
71
142
T118
Beau Hossler
USA
-2
69
73
142
T118
Hudson Swafford
USA
-2
71
71
142
T118
Russell Henley
USA
-2
72
70
142
T127
David Hearn
CAN
-1
69
74
143
T127
Max Homa
USA
-1
68
75
143
T127
Danny Willett
ENG
-1
75
68
143
T127
Brian Gay
USA
-1
71
72
143
T127
Patton Kizzire
USA
-1
72
71
143
T127
George Cunningham
USA
-1
75
68
143
T127
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-1
71
72
143
T134
Hunter Mahan
USA
Par
76
68
144
T134
Richy Werenski
USA
Par
73
71
144
T134
Shawn Stefani
USA
Par
75
69
144
T134
Jason Gore
USA
Par
74
70
144
T134
Cooper Musselman
USA
Par
70
74
144
T134
Jim Knous
USA
Par
70
74
144
T140
Bill Haas
USA
1
72
73
145
T140
Derek Fathauer
USA
1
73
72
145
T140
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
1
76
69
145
T140
Charles Reiter
USA
1
75
70
145
T140
Will MacKenzie
USA
1
76
69
145
T140
Rod Pampling
AUS
1
75
70
145
T146
Michael Block
USA
2
76
70
146
T146
Brian Harman
USA
2
73
73
146
T146
J. J. Henry
USA
2
73
73
146
T146
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
2
73
73
146
T146
Chris Thompson
USA
2
75
71
146
T151
Seamus Power
IRL
3
74
73
147
T151
Kyle Jones
USA
3
77
70
147
T153
Chris Kirk
USA
4
78
70
148
T153
Seth Reeves
USA
4
72
76
148
155
Jason Dufner
USA
7
79
72
151
156
Grayson Murray
USA
10
77
77
154
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R2
Total
1
Phil Mickelson
USA
-16
68
128
2
Curtis Luck
AUS
-14
66
130
T3
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-13
66
131
T3
Steve Marino
USA
-13
65
131
T5
Wyndham Clark
USA
-12
67
132
T5
Jon Rahm
ESP
-12
66
132
T5
Joey Garber
USA
-12
64
132
T8
Sean O'Hair
USA
-11
67
133
T8
Abraham Ancer
USA
-11
67
133
T8
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-11
66
133
T11
Alex Cejka
GER
-10
68
134
T11
Adam Svensson
CAN
-10
68
134
T11
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-10
66
134
T11
Michael Thompson
USA
-10
66
134
T11
Sam Saunders
USA
-10
66
134
T11
Adam Long
USA
-10
71
134
T11
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-10
62
134
T11
Daniel Berger
USA
-10
67
134
T11
Sam Burns
USA
-10
66
134
T11
Talor Gooch
USA
-10
67
134
T21
Andrew Landry
USA
-9
67
135
T21
Harold Varner III
USA
-9
67
135
T21
Scott Langley
USA
-9
65
135
T21
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-9
65
135
T21
Peter Malnati
USA
-9
65
135
T21
Chez Reavie
USA
-9
68
135
T21
Jim Herman
USA
-9
67
135
T28
J. T. Poston
USA
-8
68
136
T28
Tom Hoge
USA
-8
69
136
T28
Trey Mullinax
USA
-8
71
136
T28
Charles Howell III
USA
-8
69
136
T28
Johnson Wagner
USA
-8
67
136
T28
Scott Stallings
USA
-8
66
136
T28
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-8
70
136
T28
Nick Taylor
CAN
-8
66
136
T28
Robert Streb
USA
-8
70
136
T28
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-8
69
136
T28
J. J. Spaun
USA
-8
67
136
T28
Jason Kokrak
USA
-8
65
136
T28
Kevin Streelman
USA
-8
66
136
T28
Lucas Glover
USA
-8
68
136
T28
Peter Uihlein
USA
-8
65
136
T28
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-8
65
136
T28
Justin Rose
ENG
-8
68
136
T28
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-8
68
136
T46
Bud Cauley
USA
-7
68
137
T46
Ryan Armour
USA
-7
68
137
T46
Adam Schenk
USA
-7
71
137
T46
Julian Etulain
ARG
-7
66
137
T46
Anders Albertson
USA
-7
69
137
T46
John Chin
USA
-7
66
137
T46
Martin Trainer
USA
-7
67
137
T46
Cody Gribble
USA
-7
67
137
T46
Scott Piercy
USA
-7
65
137
T46
Cameron Davis
AUS
-7
70
137
T46
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-7
70
137
T46
Josh Teater
USA
-7
69
137
T46
Kevin Kisner
USA
-7
68
137
T59
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-6
70
138
T59
Sam Ryder
USA
-6
66
138
T59
Aaron Wise
USA
-6
70
138
T59
Chesson Hadley
USA
-6
69
138
T59
Chase Wright
USA
-6
67
138
T59
Roger Sloan
CAN
-6
68
138
T59
Roberto Castro
USA
-6
67
138
T59
Brendan Steele
USA
-6
69
138
T59
Nick Watney
USA
-6
70
138
T59
John Catlin
USA
-6
69
138
T59
Brian Stuard
USA
-6
68
138
T59
Robert Garrigus
USA
-6
69
138
T59
Denny McCarthy
USA
-6
70
138
T72
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-5
68
139
T72
Andrew Putnam
USA
-5
69
139
T72
Tom Lovelady
USA
-5
69
139
T72
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-5
68
139
T72
Scott Brown
USA
-5
67
139
T72
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-5
68
139
T72
Tyler Duncan
USA
-5
66
139
T72
Wes Roach
USA
-5
71
139
T72
Brady Schnell
USA
-5
70
139
T72
Kramer Hickok
USA
-5
72
139
T72
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-5
72
139
T72
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-5
68
139
T72
Chad Collins
USA
-5
70
139
T72
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-5
73
139
T72
Russell Knox
SCO
-5
66
139
T72
Zach Johnson
USA
-5
68
139
T72
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-5
67
139
T72
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-5
66
139
T90
John Huh
USA
-4
72
140
T90
Chris Stroud
USA
-4
71
140
T90
Corey Conners
CAN
-4
69
140
T90
Hank Lebioda
USA
-4
70
140
T90
James Hahn
USA
-4
70
140
T90
Pat Perez
USA
-4
68
140
T90
Alex Prugh
USA
-4
73
140
T90
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-4
70
140
T90
Sepp Straka
AUT
-4
67
140
T90
Harris English
USA
-4
70
140
T90
Martin Laird
SCO
-4
75
140
T90
Ryan Blaum
USA
-4
73
140
T90
Nate Lashley
USA
-4
68
140
T103
Mike Weir
CAN
-3
70
141
T103
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-3
70
141
T103
Brandon Harkins
USA
-3
70
141
T103
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-3
71
141
T103
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-3
68
141
T103
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-3
72
141
T103
Matt Jones
AUS
-3
70
141
T103
Ryan Palmer
USA
-3
72
141
T103
Brandon Hagy
USA
-3
68
141
T103
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-3
71
141
T103
Cameron Tringale
USA
-3
71
141
T103
Charley Hoffman
USA
-3
70
141
T103
Mark Wilson
USA
-3
69
141
T103
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-3
69
141
T103
D. A. Points
USA
-3
72
141
T118
D. J. Trahan
USA
-2
69
142
T118
Luke List
USA
-2
71
142
T118
Martin Piller
USA
-2
74
142
T118
Ben Crane
USA
-2
70
142
T118
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-2
68
142
T118
John Senden
AUS
-2
71
142
T118
Beau Hossler
USA
-2
73
142
T118
Hudson Swafford
USA
-2
71
142
T118
Russell Henley
USA
-2
70
142
T127
David Hearn
CAN
-1
74
143
T127
Max Homa
USA
-1
75
143
T127
Danny Willett
ENG
-1
68
143
T127
Brian Gay
USA
-1
72
143
T127
Patton Kizzire
USA
-1
71
143
T127
George Cunningham
USA
-1
68
143
T127
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-1
72
143
T134
Hunter Mahan
USA
Par
68
144
T134
Richy Werenski
USA
Par
71
144
T134
Shawn Stefani
USA
Par
69
144
T134
Jason Gore
USA
Par
70
144
T134
Cooper Musselman
USA
Par
74
144
T134
Jim Knous
USA
Par
74
144
T140
Bill Haas
USA
1
73
145
T140
Derek Fathauer
USA
1
72
145
T140
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
1
69
145
T140
Charles Reiter
USA
1
70
145
T140
Will MacKenzie
USA
1
69
145
T140
Rod Pampling
AUS
1
70
145
T146
Michael Block
USA
2
70
146
T146
Brian Harman
USA
2
73
146
T146
J. J. Henry
USA
2
73
146
T146
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
2
73
146
T146
Chris Thompson
USA
2
71
146
T151
Seamus Power
IRL
3
73
147
T151
Kyle Jones
USA
3
70
147
T153
Chris Kirk
USA
4
70
148
T153
Seth Reeves
USA
4
76
148
155
Jason Dufner
USA
7
72
151
156
Grayson Murray
USA
10
77
154