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Phil Mickelson, throughout the first spherical of the Charles Schwab Problem, shot a 73, was tied for 87th and 10 strokes behind the leaders.
“However I gained the PGA, so …” he mentioned. Certainly. You possibly can’t take that away from him. However he simply gained’t win this week. Listed below are three issues you should know after Friday’s second spherical at Colonial Nation Membership in Fort Value, Texas.
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Jordan Spieth leads
Jordan Spieth, slightly below two months since profitable for the primary time since 2017, might win once more.
Spieth adopted up his first-round 63 with a rain-delayed 66, and he leads Jason Kokrak by a stroke on the midway level. Three strokes again of Spieth are Sergio Garcia, Sebastian Munoz and Patton Kizzire.
“Yeah, putter nonetheless felt fairly good,” Spieth mentioned. “I got here out of the rain delay and I made a pleasant putt on 3 and actually felt like I had an opportunity to birdie virtually each gap on that entrance 9 and even into the again 9.
“However I wasn’t — I didn’t swing it as properly. I wasn’t actually finishing it, and it wasn’t feeling nice. I knew I used to be going to sort of should handle my means across the golf course a bit of bit and thankfully did a very nice job of that.”
Sergio Garcia is three photographs again
Kokrak matched his first-round 65 with one within the second spherical. Munoz and Kizzire additionally shot 65s on Friday, whereas Garcia, who shared the first-round lead with Spieth, shot a 69.
“It’s like a bit of little bit of a candy and bitter sort of style as a result of I felt like I performed actually, rather well on the entrance and hit some actually good putts,” Garcia mentioned. “Sadly nothing wished to drop. Then on the again, I simply missed three or 4 drives, and , Colonial is like that. You miss the fairways just a bit bit, normally you get blocked out and also you’re struggling — you’re making an attempt to determine methods to make par.
“So sadly that was a bit of bit what occurred on the again 9.”
Amongst different notable gamers, Collin Morikawa is six photographs again, Tony Finau seven, Justin Thomas 9 and Will Zalatoris 11.
Phil Mickelson misses the minimize
Mickelson missed the minimize by a shot. He birdied the par-4 fifteenth, then bogeyed the par-3 sixteenth after hitting his tee shot right into a bunker, and the par-4 18th, after hitting his strategy right into a bunker.
Amongst different gamers to additionally miss the minimize have been Patrick Reed, Sungjae Im, Scottie Scheffler and Lee Westwood.