Bubba Watson swims ahead at Hope Classic


LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP)—Long-hitting Bubba Watson is using the wet weather tohis advantage in the Bob Hope Classic.

Watson shot a 10-under 62 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead over AlexPrugh after the second round, which began and ended in driving rain.

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AP - Jan 22, 7:14 pm EST

The storm wiped out play Thursday and threatened Friday in the five-round,four-course event. There were just enough hours in between for an impressive dayby Watson, who’s trying to show there’s more to his game than his jaw-droppingdrives.

Watson still hasn’t won on the PGA Tour, but he showed off an improvedputting stroke and capitalized on wet fairways at SilverRock.

First-round leader Steve Bertsch was three strokes back with three others at13 under.