Jimmy Walker shot an 8 under 62 yesterday, taking the lead after 2 days at the Wyndham Championship. Carl Pettersson started off the tournament shooting a 62 and now sits tied in third at 10 under. Tim Herron actually tied the course record yesterday with a 9 under 61, but after shooting a 74 on Thursday he is still 8 strokes back on Walker.
Only Pettersson back in 2008 when he won the tournament posted a better two day score than Walker has. “I was playing with J.B. (Holmes), and he was bombing the driver everywhere, and I was just kind of bunting the 5-wood around and hitting good approach shots,” Walker said. “It was pretty boring-looking golf — not a lot of drivers, not a lot of 3-woods. There’s a lot of 5-woods and some irons, and it’s just kind of placement around the golf course.”
Walker, who is coming back from a meniscus injury, is hoping that he can get back to the great golf he was playing to start the year. He finished in the top 10 in 3 of the 6 tournaments he played in, although is still winless this year.
Pettersson, who is a club member at Wyndham had a tough second round considering his familiarity with the course, but managed to stay under par for the day. “I struggled today,” he said. “Didn’t have much today, but I thought it was a good comeback. Two-under par was OK for the game that I had, and hopefully I can hit the ball better on the weekend and have a chance.”
With so many players have excellent round at Wyndham this year, it is shaping up to be an excellent tournament and should come down to the last couple holes to determine this years champion. Hopefully rain will not play too much of a factor for the rest of the tournament, yesterday play was postponed for a little over an hour yesterday. Walker tees off at 2:05 today with his round partner Webb Simpson.