Waste Management Phoenix Open R2

Schauffele takes lead, Stricker one behind

February 04-07
TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona
$7,300,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4




Xander Schauffele fired a 64 to take a one-shot lead of the Wste Management Phoenix Open on Friday. He made just one birdie on the front nine to make the turn in 34 but played the back nine in 30 with birdies at the 12th, 13th, 14th and 18th and an eagle at the par-5 15th.


“It was a bit slow at first,” said Schauffele. “Kind of saw everyone’s name flying up the leaderboard.”

Schauffele has been working on his mental approach to tournaments.

“We kind of just realized where I was getting to I think in terms of me just becoming impatient. I feel like I had a sense of urgency when I really didn’t need to. I would look back at the week and I was like, ‘Man, why did I kind of jump the gun there? All I had to do was play decent and I would’ve been right there.’ I think it’s just a result of pushing and pushing and pushing and having decent results, but not what we really want. I’ve played well in a calm sort of state of mind, and that’s when I’ve done my best.”



After reminding himself to keep his head down the birdies started coming in.

“Pretty happy with the result,” he said after his round. “I’m going to wake up tomorrow and someone is going to be four shots ahead of me or something like that,” Schauffele said. “I think this is one of those golf courses where no lead is very safe, and you need to really, like I said, keep my head down and stay calm.”


Steve Stricker could become the oldest winner in PGA Tour history if his current form continues into the weekend.

The 53-year-old U.S. Ryder Cup captain currently lies one shot behind the leader after a 5-under 66 on Friday marred only by a bogey after a poor approach at the 9th.

“Just hit an awful iron into the green on No. 9,” said Stricker. “But overall a good day.”



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Stricker, who will turn 54 on the 23rd of this month, won the last of his twelve PGA titles at Kapalua in 2012. Sam Snead is currently the oldest winner at 52 years, 10 months, 8 days.

“I know it’s a long shot,” said Stricker. “I’ve got to play my very best, just like anybody else does out here. But you know, I’ve been there. I’ve won a few times out on this TOUR and I know what it takes, although it’s been a while. It would be fun to see how I handle it if I do get that opportunity.”

Jordan Spieth, who hasn’t won since the 2017 Open Championship is tied in 8th at 8-under alongside Brooks Koepka and first round co-leader Matthew NeSmith.

“It felt like a 6- or 7-under day, and this is one of the first times I’ve almost been disappointed shooting 4 under in a round in long time, and that’s a good sign,” he said. “(Thursday) I shot 4 under, but I got away with murder.”




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Xander Schauffele
-12
66
64
130
T2
Keegan Bradley
-11
66
65
131
T2
Steve Stricker
-11
65
66
131
T4
Sam Burns
-10
64
68
132
T4
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
-10
66
66
132
T4
Scottie Scheffler
-10
67
65
132
7
Nate Lashley
-9
64
69
133
T8
James Hahn
-8
67
67
134
T8
Billy Horschel
-8
66
68
134
T8
Patton Kizzire
-8
69
65
134
T8
Brooks Koepka
-8
68
66
134
T8
Matthew NeSmith
-8
63
71
134
T8
Carlos Ortiz
-8
67
67
134
T8
J.T. Poston
-8
68
66
134
T8
Jordan Spieth
-8
67
67
134
T16
Lucas Glover
-7
72
63
135
T16
Nick Hardy
-7
68
67
135
T16
Kevin Streelman
-7
68
67
135
T16
Justin Thomas
-7
70
65
135
T16
Cameron Tringale
-7
71
64
135
T21
Mark Hubbard
-6
63
73
136
T21
Matt Kuchar
-6
69
67
136
T21
Louis Oosthuizen
-6
69
67
136
T21
Andrew Putnam
-6
67
69
136
T21
Bo Van Pelt
-6
69
67
136
T21
Harold Varner III
-6
68
68
136
T27
Corey Conners
-5
69
68
137
T27
Adam Hadwin
-5
67
70
137
T27
Matt Jones
-5
68
69
137
T27
Si Woo Kim
-5
71
66
137
T27
Russell Knox
-5
68
69
137
T27
Rory McIlroy
-5
70
67
137
T27
Ted Potter, Jr.
-5
66
71
137
T27
Jon Rahm
-5
68
69
137
T27
Sam Ryder
-5
70
67
137
T27
Scott Stallings
-5
67
70
137
T27
Brendan Steele
-5
70
67
137
T27
Brendon Todd
-5
68
69
137
T27
Will Zalatoris
-5
71
66
137
T40
Byeong Hun An
-4
69
69
138
T40
Russell Henley
-4
71
67
138
T40
Bo Hoag
-4
67
71
138
T40
Max Homa
-4
69
69
138
T40
Zach Johnson
-4
68
70
138
T40
Michael Kim
-4
67
71
138
T40
Hideki Matsuyama
-4
71
67
138
T40
Grayson Murray
-4
70
68
138
T40
Ryan Palmer
-4
70
68
138
T40
Davis Riley
-4
72
66
138
T40
Robby Shelton
-4
72
66
138
T40
Webb Simpson
-4
73
65
138
T40
Kyle Stanley
-4
71
67
138
T40
Brian Stuard
-4
70
68
138
T40
Richy Werenski
-4
69
69
138
T55
Stewart Cink
-3
69
70
139
T55
Wyndham Clark
-3
72
67
139
T55
Emiliano Grillo
-3
69
70
139
T55
Brian Harman
-3
71
68
139
T55
Sungjae Im
-3
72
67
139
T55
Satoshi Kodaira
-3
68
71
139
T55
Luke List
-3
72
67
139
T55
Henrik Norlander
-3
68
71
139
T55
Bubba Watson
-3
71
68
139
T55
Aaron Wise
-3
74
65
139
T55
Matthew Wolff
-3
68
71
139
T55
Xinjun Zhang
-3
70
69
139
CUT
Ryan Armour
-2
68
72
140
CUT
Daniel Berger
-2
69
71
140
CUT
Joel Dahmen
-2
75
65
140
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Brice Garnett
-2
70
70
140
CUT
Charley Hoffman
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Tom Hoge
-2
66
74
140
CUT
Beau Hossler
-2
70
70
140
CUT
Jerry Kelly
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Kelly Kraft
-2
72
68
140
CUT
Adam Long
-2
72
68
140
CUT
Denny McCarthy
-2
70
70
140
CUT
Jesse Mueller
-2
72
68
140
CUT
Pat Perez
-2
69
71
140
CUT
Doc Redman
-2
72
68
140
CUT
Sepp Straka
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Nick Taylor
-2
70
70
140
CUT
Erik van Rooyen
-2
73
67
140
CUT
Austin Cook
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Jason Day
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Jason Dufner
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Harris English
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Talor Gooch
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Danny Lee
-1
74
67
141
CUT
Tom Lewis
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
-1
77
64
141
CUT
Michael Thompson
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Kevin Tway
-1
73
68
141
CUT
Mark Anguiano
E
72
70
142
CUT
Scott Brown
E
72
70
142
CUT
Cameron Champ
E
68
74
142
CUT
Luke Donald
E
73
69
142
CUT
Rickie Fowler
E
74
68
142
CUT
John Huh
E
68
74
142
CUT
Chez Reavie
E
69
73
142
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
E
72
70
142
CUT
Adam Schenk
E
72
70
142
CUT
Robert Streb
E
72
70
142
CUT
Harry Higgs
1
75
68
143
CUT
J.B. Holmes
1
72
71
143
CUT
Troy Merritt
1
74
69
143
CUT
Keith Mitchell
1
75
68
143
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
1
72
71
143
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
1
73
70
143
CUT
Jimmy Walker
1
70
73
143
CUT
Gary Woodland
1
76
67
143
CUT
Tyler Duncan
2
74
70
144
CUT
William Gordon
2
70
74
144
CUT
Scott Harrington
2
72
72
144
CUT
Padraig Harrington
2
71
73
144
CUT
Chris Kirk
2
70
74
144
CUT
Martin Laird
2
73
71
144
CUT
Sung Kang
3
77
68
145
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
3
70
75
145
CUT
William McGirt
3
75
70
145
CUT
Camilo Villegas
3
74
71
145
CUT
Brian Gay
4
72
74
146
CUT
Ryan Moore
4
70
76
146
CUT
Kevin Stadler
4
72
74
146
CUT
Vincent Whaley
4
73
73
146
CUT
Hunter Mahan
6
74
74
148
CUT
Martin Trainer
6
75
73
148
CUT
Hudson Swafford
8
77
73
150
CUT
John Augenstein (a)
9
76
75
151
CUT
Sebastián Muñoz
9
78
73
151
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