Friday, August 28, 2009

Day 2 at The Barclays

What happened to Camilo Villegas? Today, after 2 double bogeys and 3 bogeys on the first 9 holes, Spiderman withdrew from The Barclays because of a wrist injury. Apparently, he injured his left wrist early on from lifting weights and playing from the rough on the 17th hole, where he scored his second double bogey of the day, aggravated it. The question is, how serious is this injury and will it prevent him from playing at the Deutsche Bank Championship next week?

Last Wednesday, Camilo tweets, "It's the playoffs... Gotta step up the game..."

I am sure he is very disappointed about this and the same goes with his fans.

Now, let's talk about the surprise solo leader Webb Simpson. Webb who!? Where did this 24-year old come from!? Is he going to pull a Y.E. Yang? Webb is from Raleigh, NC and he just turned pro last year. Though he played a great round yesterday and was tied at 4th, he slipped under everyone's radar with his 5 under par. Today, he shot 3 under, claiming the solo spot on top of the leaderboard. The question is, can he survive two more rounds as Woods and Stricker climb the leaderboard? Will he be able to hang on to the lead or will he follow Sergio's free fall?

Ahhh... Sergio. What happened to the "surge" that everyone was talking about yesterday? Of all the surprises and unexpected events that has been going on in the world of golf the past couple of months, Sergio Garcia's story remains consistent... always an "almost-but-not-quite" moment. I honestly feel bad for him. I seriously hope that he wins a big one soon to break his curse.

Overall, it has been an exciting day today at the Liberty National Golf Club. Take a look at the top ten players leading The Barclays after round 2... Only 1 player, Steve Stricker, is on the FedEx points Top 10. With a bad weather forecast tomorrow, I can't wait to find out what Day 3 will bring.

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