J.B. Holmes Up 2 at Cadillac Midway Point
J.B. Holmes saw his lead and his game crumble on Friday, struggling to a 1-over 73 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral in Miami.
After firing a course-tying record 62 on Thursday, Holmes was all over the board on Friday, with four bogeys and a double-bogey 6 on No. 18.
That closing double bogey allowed Ryan Moore to sneak up within two strokes of the lead, despite shooting just a 71 himself. Sub-70 scores were a rare thing on Friday, only seven men shot below 70.
One of those was former world No. 1 Adam Scott, who overcame two early bogeys to fire a 68, allowing him to rise from eighth to third and sit at 6-under, just three strokes back.
The No. 2 and 3 players in the world, Bubba Watson and Henrik Stenson, are tied for fourth at 4-under.
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy shot a 70 and is 1-under for the tournament, but made headlines for all the wrong reasons, tossing his 3-iron into the water hazard on the eighth hole after a bad approach shot.
“I don’t feel good about it now. It’s frustrating when you feel your game is close and you keep hitting shots like that in the water, things I rarely do,” McIlroy said.