Farmers Insurance Open R2

Viktor Hovland makes most of bad weather

January 28-31
Torrey Pines, San Diego, California
$7,500,000
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Viktor Hovland closed his second round of the Farmers Insurance Open with a 7-under 65 on the South Course on a day that saw play suspended for an hour due to wind and rain. He takes a one shot lead into the final round ahead of a group of six players tied for second place ar 8-under.


“The last couple weeks I’ve been in Oklahoma and it’s been really cold, so I’ve had probably three, four layers on practicing and I think that’s helped me for this week.”

It got really cold and obviously raining and hail, so being Norwegian, I think that also helps.”



Hovland, who won his second PGA title last December at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, is feeling confident about his chances going into the weekend.

“I think especially playing a tough course like the South Course, you can’t really fake it, especially in these conditions,” he said. “Playing a hard golf course and then playing well, that I think is what gives me the ultimate kind of belief that I played really well today. You just can’t really fake it. But it’s another day tomorrow and we’ve got two more rounds left, so it’s definitely not going to roll over and give anything to you.”


Among the group in second place is Jon Rahm, playing on the North Course, who altough he found playing the second round in bad weather much more difficult than the opening round on Thursday still managed to fire six birdies and a single bogey for a 67.

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“Those fairways are narrow enough as it is. When you start adding the side wind, it’s just not fun,” said Rahm.

“I can’t really stress how hard it can get. North is easier. South today is brutal, I mean absolutely brutal. Every shot counts out there. Even being on the fairway some shots are not easy and with this wind and rain coming in and out, for those who played the North today, we should be really fortunate to play that course today.”

Alongside Rahm at 8-under are overnight leader Patrick Reed, who shot even par playing on the South Course and Tony Finau, in contention again this week with a 5-under 67.



Phil Mickelson, who hasn’t posted a top-10 finish on the South Course in a decade, looked like he would miss the cut for the second consecutive week until he birdied the 10th but bogeys at the 14th and 16th seemed to lead to a foregone conclusion. He hit his approach on the 17th to 13-feet before play was suspended. When play resumed he rolled in his birdie putt, missed the 18th fairway but still made birdie to finish at 1-under and progress to the weekend.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Viktor Hovland
-9
70
65
135
T2
Tony Finau
-8
69
67
136
T2
Lanto Griffin
-8
66
70
136
T2
Ryan Palmer
-8
66
70
136
T2
Jon Rahm
-8
69
67
136
T2
Patrick Reed
-8
64
72
136
T2
Adam Scott
-8
67
69
136
T8
William Gordon
-7
67
70
137
T8
Peter Malnati
-7
66
71
137
T8
Robby Shelton
-7
73
64
137
T11
Sam Burns
-6
66
72
138
T11
Alex Noren
-6
64
74
138
T11
Richy Werenski
-6
69
69
138
T14
Adam Hadwin
-5
69
70
139
T14
Max Homa
-5
71
68
139
T14
Jason Kokrak
-5
70
69
139
T14
Rory McIlroy
-5
68
71
139
T14
Rory Sabbatini
-5
72
67
139
T14
Brandt Snedeker
-5
69
70
139
T14
Will Zalatoris
-5
68
71
139
T21
Wyndham Clark
-4
67
73
140
T21
Lucas Glover
-4
68
72
140
T21
Talor Gooch
-4
66
74
140
T21
Harry Higgs
-4
71
69
140
T21
Carlos Ortiz
-4
72
68
140
T21
Ted Potter, Jr.
-4
71
69
140
T21
Sam Ryder
-4
71
69
140
T21
Chase Seiffert
-4
72
68
140
T29
Cameron Davis
-3
70
71
141
T29
Doug Ghim
-3
70
71
141
T29
Brandon Hagy
-3
66
75
141
T29
Bo Hoag
-3
72
69
141
T29
John Huh
-3
69
72
141
T29
Danny Lee
-3
74
67
141
T29
Marc Leishman
-3
71
70
141
T29
Pat Perez
-3
71
70
141
T29
Roger Sloan
-3
68
73
141
T29
Cameron Tringale
-3
72
69
141
T29
Gary Woodland
-3
66
75
141
T40
Joseph Bramlett
-2
69
73
142
T40
K.J. Choi
-2
66
76
142
T40
Rhein Gibson
-2
66
76
142
T40
Bill Haas
-2
71
71
142
T40
Kelly Kraft
-2
73
69
142
T40
Hideki Matsuyama
-2
74
68
142
T40
Denny McCarthy
-2
67
75
142
T40
Kyle Mendoza
-2
73
69
142
T40
Grayson Murray
-2
69
73
142
T40
Henrik Norlander
-2
73
69
142
T40
Xander Schauffele
-2
70
72
142
T40
Charl Schwartzel
-2
70
72
142
T40
Kyle Stanley
-2
72
70
142
T40
Steve Stricker
-2
72
70
142
T54
Byeong Hun An
-1
72
71
143
T54
Bronson Burgoon
-1
69
74
143
T54
Corey Conners
-1
72
71
143
T54
Jason Dufner
-1
74
69
143
T54
Rickie Fowler
-1
70
73
143
T54
Dylan Frittelli
-1
70
73
143
T54
Sungjae Im
-1
69
74
143
T54
Matt Jones
-1
70
73
143
T54
Michael Kim
-1
69
74
143
T54
Tain Lee
-1
71
72
143
T54
Tom Lewis
-1
68
75
143
T54
Luke List
-1
66
77
143
T54
Tyler McCumber
-1
76
67
143
T54
Troy Merritt
-1
71
72
143
T54
Phil Mickelson
-1
71
72
143
T54
Francesco Molinari
-1
72
71
143
T54
Matthew NeSmith
-1
70
73
143
T54
Louis Oosthuizen
-1
72
71
143
T54
Cameron Percy
-1
71
72
143
T54
J.T. Poston
-1
69
74
143
T54
Kevin Stadler
-1
71
72
143
T54
Sepp Straka
-1
69
74
143
T54
Kevin Streelman
-1
68
75
143
T54
Justin Suh
-1
71
72
143
T54
Tim Wilkinson
-1
67
76
143
T54
Xinjun Zhang
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Scott Brown
E
71
73
144
CUT
Beau Hossler
E
66
78
144
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
E
70
74
144
CUT
Si Woo Kim
E
68
76
144
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
E
71
73
144
CUT
Martin Laird
E
70
74
144
CUT
Hank Lebioda
E
73
71
144
CUT
Ryan Moore
E
70
74
144
CUT
Seung-Yul Noh
E
68
76
144
CUT
Doc Redman
E
73
71
144
CUT
Scottie Scheffler
E
65
79
144
CUT
Jordan Spieth
E
69
75
144
CUT
Scott Stallings
E
69
75
144
CUT
Robert Streb
E
68
76
144
CUT
Brian Stuard
E
71
73
144
CUT
Rafael Campos
1
71
74
145
CUT
Tyler Duncan
1
73
72
145
CUT
Chesson Hadley
1
73
72
145
CUT
Billy Horschel
1
76
69
145
CUT
Russell Knox
1
71
74
145
CUT
Cameron Smith
1
66
79
145
CUT
Jared du Toit
1
70
75
145
CUT
Erik van Rooyen
1
74
71
145
CUT
Matt Every
2
76
70
146
CUT
Michael Gellerman
2
74
72
146
CUT
Kramer Hickok
2
73
73
146
CUT
J.B. Holmes
2
75
71
146
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
2
68
78
146
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
2
74
72
146
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
2
72
74
146
CUT
Adam Schenk
2
75
71
146
CUT
Jimmy Walker
2
73
73
146
CUT
Cameron Young
2
74
72
146
CUT
Chris Baker
3
72
75
147
CUT
Cameron Champ
3
68
79
147
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
3
76
71
147
CUT
Charles Howell III
3
80
67
147
CUT
Hunter Mahan
3
76
71
147
CUT
Ben Taylor
3
73
74
147
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
3
70
77
147
CUT
Kristoffer Ventura
3
72
75
147
CUT
Bubba Watson
3
70
77
147
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
4
75
73
148
CUT
Jason Day
4
76
72
148
CUT
Scott Harrington
4
74
74
148
CUT
Tom Hoge
4
70
78
148
CUT
Brooks Koepka
4
72
76
148
CUT
Maverick McNealy
4
74
74
148
CUT
Keith Mitchell
4
77
71
148
CUT
J.J. Spaun
4
74
74
148
CUT
Mark Anderson
5
78
71
149
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
5
70
79
149
CUT
Joel Dahmen
5
78
71
149
CUT
James Hahn
5
70
79
149
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
5
79
70
149
CUT
Willie Mack III
5
74
75
149
CUT
Andy Ogletree
5
72
77
149
CUT
Kevin Tway
5
69
80
149
CUT
Harris English
6
79
71
150
CUT
Jim Knous
6
72
78
150
CUT
Nelson Ledesma
6
73
77
150
CUT
Harold Varner III
6
78
72
150
CUT
Nick Watney
6
74
76
150
CUT
Ryan Brehm
7
77
74
151
CUT
David Hearn
7
74
77
151
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
7
72
79
151
CUT
Tyler Strafaci (a)
8
77
75
152
CUT
Seamus Power
9
78
75
153
CUT
Vincent Whaley
9
72
81
153
CUT
Michael Gligic
12
79
77
156
CUT
Andres Gonzales
13
70
87
157
CUT
John Senden
15
76
83
159
WD
Charley Hoffman
E
WD
Fabián Gómez
E
WD
Martin Trainer
E
WD
Matthew Wolff
E
WD
Camilo Villegas
E
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