Farmers Insurance Open 2016: Gary Woodland, K.J. Choi tied for lead as Phil Mickelson, Jason Day miss cut

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SAN DIEGO–Another day of ideal conditions gave all golfers a chance in the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open to make moves up the leader board. But only few took advantage as many other failed to execute. 

The second round finished with Gary Woodland and K.J. Choi tied for the lead, both shooting 5-under to end up at 9-under for the tournament. Last year’s runner-up J.B. Holmes also had a great day shooting 4-under and pulling himself within three shots of the lead. 

But the round of the day had to go to Dustin Johnson who was lights out on Friday. Johnson hit 17 out of 18 greens with six birdies and no bogeys to finish second heading into the weekend. 

If Johnson can keep his short game going, the sky is the limit. He showed off his true potential on Friday. 

However, not all had a great day at Torrey Pines heading into the weekend. 

Phil Mickelson started the day looking like he had a chance at the lead. But on the last hole on the front nine, he hit his second shot perfectly under the metal fence bordering the parking lot. From there, Mickelson found the bunker and then had to three putt his was to a double-bogey. 

That was followed by a rough back nine that featured four bogeys that gave a 76 for the day. That was his worst score on the course since 2012. 

Overall, Mickelson only found six out of the 14 possible fairways leaving himself difficult shots throughout the round.

Defending champion Jason Day also missed the cut finishing at two-over-par overall. Other notable cuts included Rickie Fowler, Geoff Ogilvy, Nick Watney, Paul Casey and Marc Leishman. 

Golfers will look to make their big move Saturday as there is a high chance of rain on Sunday with possible thunder. That will also drift into Monday providing winds around 25 mph. 


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