Second Round Scores
Philadelphia Country Club course
Yardage: 6,368; Par: 71
x-advanced by winning playoff.
Aree Song, Korea, 71-67--138
Michelle Wie, Honolulu, 73-67--140
Erica Blasberg, Corona, Calif., 70-72--142
In-Bee Park, Eustis, Fla., 70-72--142
Lisa Meldrum, Canada, 72-71--143
Paula Creamer, Pleasanton, Calif., 70-73--143
Jane Park, Oak Valley, Calif., 69-74--143
Virada Nirapathpongporn, Thailand, 73-70--143
Sarah Huarte, Shingle Springs, Calif., 69-75--144
Carmen Alonso, Spain, 74-70--144
Annie Thurman, Highland, Utah, 74-70--144
Brittany Lang, Mckinney, Texas, 76-69--145
Sarah Sasse, Lincoln, Neb., 70-75--145
Da Sol Chung, Republic of Korea, 75-70--145
Irene Cho, La Habra, Calif., 69-77--146
Avery Kiser, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 72-74--146
Elizabeth Janangelo, West Hartford, Conn., 75-71--146
Kailin Downs, Bend, Ore., 72-75--147
Becky Lucidi, Poway, Calif., 74-73--147
Katie Allison, Mahwah, N.J., 72-76--148
Charlotte Mayorkas, Chula Vista, Calif., 73-75--148
Charlotte Campbell, Heathrow, Fla., 74-74--148
Ashley Knoll, The Woodlands, Texas, 74-74--148
Whitney Wade, Glasgow, Ky., 74-74--148
Katie Futcher, The Woodlands, Texas, 76-73--149
Mina Harigae, Monterey, Calif., 75-74--149
Beth Hermes, Dixon, Ill., 75-74--149
Leah Hart, Australia, 76-73--149
Sydney Burlison, Salinas, Calif., 74-75--149
Nuria Clau, Spain, 76-73--149
Laura Cross, Midlothian, Texas, 77-72--149
Allison Martin, Bakersfield, Calif., 78-71--149
Ashley Hoagland, Palmetto, Fla., 75-75--150
Ellen Port, St Louis, Mo., 76-74--150
Lindsay Hulwick, Littleton, Colo., 73-77--150
Kristen White, Doylestown, Pa., 77-73--150
Tania Elosegui, Spain, 71-79--150
Ya-Ni Tseng, Chinese Taipei, 75-75--150
Kwan-Chih Lu, Chinese Taipei, 74-76--150
Naree Song, Korea, 77-73--150
Violeta Retamoza, Mexico, 74-76--150
Ashley Rollins, Austin, Texas, 74-77--151
Courtney Wood, Brentwood, Tenn., 77-74--151
Lisa Ferrero, Lodi, Calif., 74-77--151
Shayna Miyajima, Wailuku, Hawaii, 76-75--151
Kathy Hartwiger, Birmingham, Ala., 77-74--151
Laura Shanahan-Rowe, Bedford, N.H., 78-73--151
Ashley Gomes, Pleasanton, Calif., 77-74--151
Darby Sligh, North Augusta, S.C., 79-73--152
Diana Ramage, Fayetteville, Ga., 78-74--152
Kristin Tamulis, Naples, Fla., 76-76--152
Sally Krueger, San Francisco, 76-76--152
Aimee Cho, Orlando, Fla., 77-75--152
Cecilia Barksdale, Columbia, S.C., 78-74--152
Robin Burke, Houston, 75-77--152
Leeann Fairlie, Oklahoma City, 74-78--152
Mallory Underwood, Montgomery, Texas, 77-75--152
Amy Schmucker, Cold Spring, Minn., 76-76--152
Hsiao-Ching Lu, Chinese Taipei, 79-73--152
x-Alice Kim, Los Angeles, 75-78-153
x-Katie Connelly, Madison, Wis., 77-76-153
x-Allison Fouch, Grand Rapids, Mich., 76-77-153
x-Maru Martinez, Venezuela, 73-80-153
x-Emily Bastel, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 74-79-153
Failed to Qualify
Esther Choe, La Quinta, Calif., 75-78-153
Amber Marsh, Jamestown, N.C., 75-78-153
Lisa Meshke, Blooming Prairie, Minn., 74-79-153
Alana Condon, Kent, Wash., 76-77-153
Meaghan Francella, Port Chester, N.Y., 76-77-153
Whitney Simons, Aiken, S.C., 76-78--154
Katrin Wolfe, Johnstown, Pa., 77-77--154
Leigh Anne Hardin, Martinsville, Ind., 80-74--154
Jessica Krasny, Summerville, S.C., 77-77--154
Bridget Dwyer, Kailua, Hawaii, 75-79--154
Anna Grzebien, Narragansett, R.I., 78-76--154
Randi Gauthier, Sugar Land, Texas, 79-75--154
Sunhyo Oh, Las Vegas, 72-82--154
Misia Lemanski, Grosse Ile, Mich., 78-76--154
Thuhashini Selvaratnam, Sri Lanka, 79-76--155
Nicole Hage, Coral Springs, Fla., 77-78--155
Kristi Larsen, El Dorado Hills, Calif., 75-80--155
Jessica Lewis, Bethesda, Md., 79-76--155
Elena Kurokawa, Redondo Beach, Calif., 78-77--155
Su Jung Yoon, Korea, 80-75--155
Rachel Smith, Powell, Tenn., 79-76--155
Elizabeth Dotson, White Bluff, Tenn., 81-74--155
Eom Ji Park, Canada, 79-76--155
Alena Sharp, Canada, 76-79--155
Nicole Cutler, Cherry Hills Village, Colo., 77-78--155
Gabby Wedding, Wilmington, Ohio, 83-73--156
Erin Simmons, Houston, 78-78--156
Erin Tone, Tempe, Ariz., 80-76--156
Mollie Fankhauser, Columbus, Ohio, 80-76--156
Courtney Mahon, Topeka, Kan., 79-77--156
Laura Matthews, Canada, 75-81--156
Christine Boucher, Canada, 79-77--156
Sarah Martin, Grosse Ile, Mich., 78-78--156
Mina Hardin, Fort Worth, Texas, 82-75--157
Shannon Ogg, Charlotte, N.C., 79-78--157
Jessica Castle, Plantation, Fla., 80-77--157
Lisa Kajihara, Makawao, Hawaii, 79-78--157
Katie Brophy, Spokane, Wash., 82-75--157
D'Rae Ward, Weatherford, Texas, 81-76--157
Paige Haverty, Greenville, N.C., 77-80--157
Kelly Anders, Springfield, Ill., 77-80--157
Leslie Stubblefield, Kennesaw, Ga., 78-80--158
Alissa Super, Minneapolis, 80-78--158
Lauren Todd, Phoenix, 75-83--158
Danielle Downey, Spencerport, N.Y., 82-76--158
Carol Semple Thompson, Sewickley, Pa., 80-79--159
Erin Andrews, Las Vegas, 80-79--159
Amy Wang, Kirkland, Wash., 79-80--159
Hannah Summerhays, Carmichael, Calif., 81-79--160
Jessica Shin, Mankato, Minn., 79-81--160
Dayna Burleigh, Horsham, Pa., 82-78--160
Joanne Lee, San Carlos, Calif., 83-77--160
Anne Fraser, Deerfield Beach, Fla., 79-81--160
Jennifer Gleason, Clearwater, Fla., 79-81--160
Miranda Smith, Lancaster, Ohio, 86-75--161
Tracy Welch, Winchester, Mass., 77-84--161
Stacy Dennis, Huntsville, Texas, 77-84--161
Kelly Cavanaugh, Palos Verdes, Calif., 80-82--162
Courtney Renfro, Altadena, Calif., 85-77--162
Cindy Shin, Belmont, Mass., 83-79--162
Juli Wightman, Chicopee, Mass., 81-81--162
Barbara Berkmeyer, St Louis, Mo., 80-82--162
Sarah Gilbert, Ankeny, Iowa, 84-79--163
Lisa McGill, Philadelphia, 80-83--163
Alison Curdt, St Louis, Mo., 83-80--163
Alexis Wooster, Winnetka, Ill., 77-86--163
Jaclyn Burch, St Louis, Mo., 84-80--164
Stacy Hilton, Lexington, N.C., 80-84--164
Kim Keyer-Scott, Cincinnati, 81-83--164
Amanda McConnell, Grand Blanc, Mich., 81-84--165
Heather Rose, Chillicothe, Ohio, 83-82--165
Astrid Gulesserian, Argentina, 87-78--165
Kelly Schaub, Greeley, Colo., 90-76--166
Molly Birmingham, Cornelius, N.C., 86-80--166
Laura Moore, Lake Forest, Ill., 81-85--166
Morgan Olds, Stamford, Conn., 85-81--166
Pam Brown, Landenberg, Pa., 81-86--167
Deborah Williams, Potomac, Md., 83-84--167
Cari Mozingo, Akron, Ohio, 84-83--167
Stacy Springer, North Oaks, Minn., 85-82--167
Robin Donnelley, Lake Forest, Ill., 86-83--169
Erica Bieniek, Scottville, Mich., 86-83--169
Sarah Thomas, Lubbock, Texas, 87-83--170
Michelle Doyle, La
Spieth, Thomas headline winter break trip to Cabo
Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.
With #SB2K18 still months away, Thomas and Spieth headlined a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, and this will shock you but it looks like they had a great time.
Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.
The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.
In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.
Awards season: Handing out the 2017 Rexys
After careful consideration and an exhaustive review of 2017 we present The Rexys, a wildly incomplete and arbitrary line up following one of the most eventful years in golf.
There will be omissions – just keep your calls, concerns and even e-mails to yourself. We appreciate your patronage, but not your feedback.
It’s Not You, It’s Me Award. You know the deal: You can’t be a part of two until you’re a better one; but on this front it’s really just a desire to find a better two.
It was a tough year for caddies, and not just any caddies. In June, Phil Mickelson split with longtime bagman Jim “Bones” Mackay. Both player and caddie cited the need for “change,” but the move reverberated throughout the game.
“The fairytale is over,” mused one caddie when told of the high-profile split.
In the wake of the Lefty/Bones break, Rory McIlroy split with his caddie J.P Fitzgerald, and Jason Day replaced looper/swing coach Colin Swatton on his bag. It all proves yet again that there are only two kinds of caddies, those who have been fired and those who are about to be fired.
Run for the Rose Cup. Sergio Garcia got the green jacket, a lifetime exemption to the game’s most coveted member-member and a long-awaited major, but Justin Rose took home the slightly less prestigious “Rose Cup.”
Following a frenzied afternoon at Augusta National in April, Rose lost to Garcia on the first playoff hole, but he won so much more with his honesty and class.
“You're going to win majors and you're going to lose majors, but you've got to be willing to lose them,” Rose figured following the final round. “You've got to put yourself out there. You've got to hit the top of the leaderboard. There's a lot of pressure out there and if you're not willing to enjoy it, then you're not ready to win these tournaments. I loved it out there.”
Few have made losing look so dignified and fewer still are as easy to root for.
Half-Empty Cup. It was the perfect setting, with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline and the promise of the Tristate masses descending on this fall’s Presidents Cup.
If only all those rowdy New Yorkers had something to cheer.
For the sixth time in the last seven matches, the U.S. team rolled to a victory of at least three points. This particular edition was even in danger of ending on Saturday afternoon thanks to a particularly dominant performance by a young American squad led by Steve Stricker.
Officials spoke of the purity of the competition and the attention the ’17 cup generated, but however you spin the 19-11 rout, this cup is half empty.
Enigma Award. The actual hardware is simply an oversized question mark and was sent directly to Tiger Woods’ South Florida compound following the most curious of seasons.
While it’s become customary in recent years to consider the uncertain path that awaits the 14-time major winner, this most recent calendar brought an entirely new collection of questions following fusion surgery on his lower back in April, his arrest for DUI on Memorial Day and, finally, a glimmer of hope born from his tie for ninth at the Hero World Challenge earlier this month.
When will he play again? Can he compete against the current generation of world-beaters? Can his body withstand the rigors of a full PGA Tour schedule? Should Jim Furyk make him a captain’s pick now or wait to see if he should be driving a vice captain’s golf cart instead?
Little is certain when it comes to Woods, and the over-sized question mark goes to ... the guy in red and black.
After Further Review Chalice. In April, Lexi Thompson endured a heartbreaking loss at the ANA Inspiration, the byproduct of a surreal ruling that arrived a day late via a viewer e-mail and cost the would-be winner a major championship.
The entire event was so unsavory that the USGA and R&A made not one but two alterations to the rules and created a “working group” to avoid similar snafus in the future.
That working group – it turns out the U.S. Ryder Cup team has some sort of copyright on “task force” – initially issued a decision that introduced a “reasonable judgment” and a “naked eye” standard to video reviews, and last week the rule makers kept the changes coming.
The new protocols on video review will now include an official to monitor tournament broadcasts and ended the practice of allowing fans to call in, or in this case e-mail, possible infractions to officials. The USGA and R&A also eliminated the two-stroke penalty for players who sign incorrect scorecards when the player is unaware of the penalty.
While all this might be a step in the right direction, it does nothing to change Thompson’s fate. The AFR Chalice won’t change the harsh reality, but at least it will serve as a reminder of how she helped altered the rulemaking landscape.
Nothing Runs Like a Deere Award. Nothing gets fans fired up like officials turning fields of fescue rough into hay on the eve of a major championship, and the USGA’s decision to do some 11th-hour trimming at Erin Hills in June certainly caught many by surprise.
Officials said the nip/tuck on four holes was in reaction to a particularly foreboding forecast that never materialized, and the maintenance drew the ire of some players.
“We have 60 yards from left line to right line,” Rory McIlroy said. “You’ve got 156 of the best players in the world here; if we can’t hit it within that avenue, you might as well pack your bags and go home.”
The record low scoring at the U.S. Open – winner Brooks Koepka finished with a 16-under total – didn’t help ease the fervor and had some questioning whether the softer side of the USGA has gone a bit too far?
Podcast: Daly takes big pride in 'Little John'
John Daly is a two-time major champion, but the newest trophy in his household belongs to someone else.
That’s because Daly’s son, 14-year-old Little John “LJ” Daly, rallied to capture an IJGT junior golf event over the weekend. The younger Daly birdied the first extra hole to win a five-person playoff at Harbour Town Golf Links, site of the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage.
Daly recently sat down for a Golf Channel podcast to describe what it’s like to cheer for his son and PNC Father-Son Challenge partner, share the unique challenge presented by the upcoming Diamond Resorts Invitational and reflect on some of the notable highs of a career that has now spanned more than 25 years.
Sneds starts slowly in Masters invite bid
Brandt Snedeker flew halfway around the world in search of a Masters invite, but after one round of the Indonesian Masters it appears he'll likely return home empty-handed.
Snedeker made only two birdies during his opening round in Indonesia, shooting an even-par 72 that left him in a tie for 77th and 10 shots behind leader Justin Rose. This is the final OWGR-rated event of 2017, and as a result it has drawn several notable entrants, including Snedeker, who hope to crack the top 50 in the world rankings by year's end to secure a trip to Augusta National.
Snedeker started the year ranked No. 28, but after missing five months because of injury he entered the week ranked No. 51 and is projected to slip even further by the end of the month. As a result, he likely needs a top-3 finish in order to secure a return to the Masters, which he has missed only once since 2007.
World No. 55 Dylan Frittelli also struggled, shooting a 4-over 76 in the opening round, while No. 56 Kiradech Aphibarnrat is tied for 14th at 4 under. Yusaku Miyazato, currently 58th in the world, is tied for ninth and five shots behind Rose.
Should Snedeker and the other hopefuls fail to crack the top 50 by the end of the year, two paths to the Masters remain: win a full-point event on the PGA Tour in early 2018 or be inside the top 50 in the world rankings when the final cutoff is made on March 25.