PGA Tour

Safeway Open 2018

October 04-07

Silverado Country Club, Napa, California

$6,400,000

October 04-07

Silverado Country Club, Napa, California

$6,400,000

Round 2

Snedeker leading, Mickelson still in the chase

October 05, 2018

Mickelson told Snedeker heading into the 2018 Safeway Open that he had low expectations for the season-opening tournament because he was hitting the ball so poorly -- and then went out and blasted a first-round 65.

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The 48-year-old Mickelson followed that up with a stellar 69 on Friday. He is sitting just three strokes back of Snedeker who leads at the halfway point with a 13-under 131 after carding a second-round 65.

"I texted him. I gave him a hard time because he told me he's playing terrible and then he goes out and shoots six birdies in a row," Snedeker said.

"I said, 'Really, you are a great judge of talent.'"

Mickelson was tied for second at 10 under with fellow Americans Michael Thompson (65) and Ryan Moore, who shot his second straight 67 at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California.

Mickelson admitted he was fatigued this week. He came into the tournament fresh off a disappointing appearance at the Ryder Cup where he went 0-2 as the Americans suffered a devastating defeat to Team Europe in France.

"It's a crazy game," he said. "My expectations were nil but I did a lot of good shots. I am surprised.

"Eventually some of my putts started to drop. I am putting too well not to make putts."

That included a 39-foot-birdie putt on the par-three seventh hole.

"He's confident now being where he is," Snedeker said of the three-time Masters winner Mickelson. "As the course gets tougher he is going to play better."

Snedeker drained eight birdies including three in a row starting at the par-four fourth hole.

He finished 2017-18 with added confidence after shooting a 59 in August en route to capturing the Wyndham Championship for his ninth title on the US Tour.

Most of the game's biggest names are taking time off after the rigors of the FedEx Cup playoffs and won't return until January.

This opens the door for a collection of Web.com Tour graduates to try and cement their status on the main tour.

First round leader Sepp Straka of Australia shot an even-par 72 and was tied for fifth with Im Sung-Jae (69) and Kevin Tway (67).

England's Danny Willett, Scotland's Russell Knox and American's Scott Piercy and 2013 PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner missed the cut.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-13
66
65
131
T2
Michael Thompson
USA
-10
69
65
134
T2
Phil Mickelson
USA
-10
65
69
134
T2
Ryan Moore
USA
-10
67
67
134
T5
Kevin Tway
USA
-9
68
67
135
T5
Sepp Straka
AUT
-9
63
72
135
T5
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-9
66
69
135
T8
Adam Schenk
USA
-8
67
69
136
T8
Alex Prugh
USA
-8
66
70
136
T8
Chase Wright
USA
-8
64
72
136
T8
J. T. Poston
USA
-8
66
70
136
T8
Kevin Streelman
USA
-8
68
68
136
T8
Peter Malnati
USA
-8
68
68
136
T8
Ricky Barnes
USA
-8
75
61
136
T15
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-7
70
67
137
T15
Danny Lee
NZL
-7
69
68
137
T15
Johnson Wagner
USA
-7
70
67
137
T15
Julian Etulain
ARG
-7
68
69
137
T15
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-7
66
71
137
T15
Martin Laird
SCO
-7
67
70
137
T15
Nate Lashley
USA
-7
68
69
137
T15
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-7
69
68
137
T15
Troy Merritt
USA
-7
67
70
137
T24
Adam Long
USA
-6
66
72
138
T24
Adam Svensson
CAN
-6
69
69
138
T24
Bill Haas
USA
-6
70
68
138
T24
Brendan Steele
USA
-6
67
71
138
T24
Chez Reavie
USA
-6
69
69
138
T24
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-6
67
71
138
T24
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-6
72
66
138
T24
Fred Couples
USA
-6
73
65
138
T24
Hunter Mahan
USA
-6
70
68
138
T24
J. J. Spaun
USA
-6
72
66
138
T24
Nick Taylor
CAN
-6
71
67
138
T24
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-6
69
69
138
T24
Wyndham Clark
USA
-6
66
72
138
T37
Brandon Harkins
USA
-5
68
71
139
T37
Bud Cauley
USA
-5
70
69
139
T37
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-5
71
68
139
T37
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-5
70
69
139
T37
Harold Varner III
USA
-5
70
69
139
T37
Hudson Swafford
USA
-5
68
71
139
T37
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-5
70
69
139
T37
Lucas Glover
USA
-5
69
70
139
T37
Luke List
USA
-5
70
69
139
T37
Roger Sloan
CAN
-5
67
72
139
T37
Sam Ryder
USA
-5
69
70
139
T37
Tyler Duncan
USA
-5
69
70
139
T49
Andrew Landry
USA
-4
69
71
140
T49
Ben Crane
USA
-4
71
69
140
T49
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-4
72
68
140
T49
Brian Stuard
USA
-4
70
70
140
T49
Cameron Davis
AUS
-4
70
70
140
T49
Grayson Murray
USA
-4
71
69
140
T49
Harris English
USA
-4
75
65
140
T49
J. B. Holmes
USA
-4
70
70
140
T49
James Hahn
USA
-4
69
71
140
T49
Jim Knous
USA
-4
73
67
140
T49
Joel Dahmen
USA
-4
71
69
140
T49
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-4
67
73
140
T49
Max Homa
USA
-4
72
68
140
T49
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-4
72
68
140
T49
Michael Kim
KOR
-4
72
68
140
T49
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-4
71
69
140
T49
Richy Werenski
USA
-4
67
73
140
T49
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-4
73
67
140
T49
Tyler McCumber
USA
-4
72
68
140
T68
Brett Drewitt
AUS
-3
70
71
141
T68
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-3
69
72
141
T68
Cameron Champ
USA
-3
70
71
141
T68
Cameron Tringale
USA
-3
71
70
141
T68
Chad Collins
USA
-3
76
65
141
T68
David Hearn
CAN
-3
72
69
141
T68
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-3
69
72
141
T68
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-3
68
73
141
T68
John Senden
AUS
-3
69
72
141
T68
Josh Teater
USA
-3
71
70
141
T68
Kyle Jones
USA
-3
67
74
141
T68
Martin Trainer
USA
-3
75
66
141
T68
Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
-3
69
72
141
T68
Roberto Castro
USA
-3
69
72
141
T68
Ryan Blaum
USA
-3
71
70
141
T68
Sam Saunders
USA
-3
66
75
141
T68
Seth Reeves
USA
-3
72
69
141
T68
Tom Hoge
USA
-3
71
70
141
T68
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-3
69
72
141
CUT
Andres Gonzales
USA
-2
74
68
142
CUT
Beau Hossler
USA
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Curtis Luck
AUS
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
-2
74
68
142
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Russell Knox
SCO
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Scott Langley
USA
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Wes Roach
USA
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
John Huh
USA
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Mark Anguiano
USA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
IND
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Brandon Hagy
USA
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Chris Kirk
USA
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
USA
Par
76
68
144
CUT
Jason Dufner
USA
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Jeff Brehaut
USA
Par
74
70
144
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
Par
70
74
144
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
1
74
71
145
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
1
74
71
145
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
1
70
75
145
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
1
71
74
145
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
1
70
75
145
CUT
Jon Curran
USA
1
68
77
145
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
1
76
69
145
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Scott Piercy
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
1
69
76
145
CUT
Trey Mullinax
USA
1
73
72
145
CUT
Adam Hadwin
CAN
2
77
69
146
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
2
71
75
146
CUT
Denny McCarthy
USA
2
75
71
146
CUT
John Chin
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT
Sam Burns
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
2
74
72
146
CUT
Hank Lebioda
USA
3
70
77
147
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
3
72
75
147
CUT
Sean O'Hair
USA
3
72
75
147
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
4
74
74
148
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
4
75
73
148
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
4
71
77
148
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
5
72
77
149
CUT
Mark Mulder
USA
5
75
74
149
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
7
73
78
151
CUT
Wesley Bryan
USA
9
77
76
153
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
1
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-13
131
T2
Michael Thompson
USA
-10
134
T2
Phil Mickelson
USA
-10
134
T2
Ryan Moore
USA
-10
134
T5
Kevin Tway
USA
-9
135
T5
Sepp Straka
AUT
-9
135
T5
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-9
135
T8
Adam Schenk
USA
-8
136
T8
Alex Prugh
USA
-8
136
T8
Chase Wright
USA
-8
136
T8
J. T. Poston
USA
-8
136
T8
Kevin Streelman
USA
-8
136
T8
Peter Malnati
USA
-8
136
T8
Ricky Barnes
USA
-8
136
T15
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-7
137
T15
Danny Lee
NZL
-7
137
T15
Johnson Wagner
USA
-7
137
T15
Julian Etulain
ARG
-7
137
T15
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-7
137
T15
Martin Laird
SCO
-7
137
T15
Nate Lashley
USA
-7
137
T15
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-7
137
T15
Troy Merritt
USA
-7
137
T24
Adam Long
USA
-6
138
T24
Adam Svensson
CAN
-6
138
T24
Bill Haas
USA
-6
138
T24
Brendan Steele
USA
-6
138
T24
Chez Reavie
USA
-6
138
T24
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-6
138
T24
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-6
138
T24
Fred Couples
USA
-6
138
T24
Hunter Mahan
USA
-6
138
T24
J. J. Spaun
USA
-6
138
T24
Nick Taylor
CAN
-6
138
T24
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-6
138
T24
Wyndham Clark
USA
-6
138
T37
Brandon Harkins
USA
-5
139
T37
Bud Cauley
USA
-5
139
T37
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-5
139
T37
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-5
139
T37
Harold Varner III
USA
-5
139
T37
Hudson Swafford
USA
-5
139
T37
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-5
139
T37
Lucas Glover
USA
-5
139
T37
Luke List
USA
-5
139
T37
Roger Sloan
CAN
-5
139
T37
Sam Ryder
USA
-5
139
T37
Tyler Duncan
USA
-5
139
T49
Andrew Landry
USA
-4
140
T49
Ben Crane
USA
-4
140
T49
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-4
140
T49
Brian Stuard
USA
-4
140
T49
Cameron Davis
AUS
-4
140
T49
Grayson Murray
USA
-4
140
T49
Harris English
USA
-4
140
T49
J. B. Holmes
USA
-4
140
T49
James Hahn
USA
-4
140
T49
Jim Knous
USA
-4
140
T49
Joel Dahmen
USA
-4
140
T49
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-4
140
T49
Max Homa
USA
-4
140
T49
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-4
140
T49
Michael Kim
KOR
-4
140
T49
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-4
140
T49
Richy Werenski
USA
-4
140
T49
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-4
140
T49
Tyler McCumber
USA
-4
140
T68
Brett Drewitt
AUS
-3
141
T68
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-3
141
T68
Cameron Champ
USA
-3
141
T68
Cameron Tringale
USA
-3
141
T68
Chad Collins
USA
-3
141
T68
David Hearn
CAN
-3
141
T68
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-3
141
T68
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-3
141
T68
John Senden
AUS
-3
141
T68
Josh Teater
USA
-3
141
T68
Kyle Jones
USA
-3
141
T68
Martin Trainer
USA
-3
141
T68
Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
-3
141
T68
Roberto Castro
USA
-3
141
T68
Ryan Blaum
USA
-3
141
T68
Sam Saunders
USA
-3
141
T68
Seth Reeves
USA
-3
141
T68
Tom Hoge
USA
-3
141
T68
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-3
141
CUT
Andres Gonzales
USA
-2
142
CUT
Beau Hossler
USA
-2
142
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
-2
142
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
-2
142
CUT
Curtis Luck
AUS
-2
142
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
-2
142
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-2
142
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
-2
142
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
-2
142
CUT
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-2
142
CUT
Russell Knox
SCO
-2
142
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
-2
142
CUT
Scott Langley
USA
-2
142
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
-2
142
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-2
142
CUT
Wes Roach
USA
-2
142
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
-1
143
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
-1
143
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
-1
143
CUT
John Huh
USA
-1
143
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
-1
143
CUT
Mark Anguiano
USA
-1
143
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
-1
143
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
IND
Par
144
CUT
Brandon Hagy
USA
Par
144
CUT
Chris Kirk
USA
Par
144
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
USA
Par
144
CUT
Jason Dufner
USA
Par
144
CUT
Jeff Brehaut
USA
Par
144
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
Par
144
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
1
145
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
1
145
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
1
145
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
1
145
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
1
145
CUT
Jon Curran
USA
1
145
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
1
145
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
1
145
CUT
Scott Piercy
USA
1
145
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
1
145
CUT
Trey Mullinax
USA
1
145
CUT
Adam Hadwin
CAN
2
146
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
2
146
CUT
Denny McCarthy
USA
2
146
CUT
John Chin
USA
2
146
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
2
146
CUT
Sam Burns
USA
2
146
CUT
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
2
146
CUT
Hank Lebioda
USA
3
147
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
3
147
CUT
Sean O'Hair
USA
3
147
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
4
148
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
4
148
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
4
148
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
5
149
CUT
Mark Mulder
USA
5
149
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
7
151
CUT
Wesley Bryan
USA
9
153