Charl Schwartzel fired a Friday 67 at TPC Blue Monster to move into the top 10 at the halfway mark of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, where Adam Scott led on 10-under-par.
‘It’s a tough golf course. Any time you shoot in the 60s, I think you’re doing well,’ said Schwartzel. ‘Yeah, I feel maybe the wind direction suited me a little better today and a few holes were easier than normal, but I played pretty flawless.’
The 32-year-old made six birdies, but dropped a shot at the last and signed for five-under-par 67 to share ninth place with Anirban Lahiri and Jason Dufner.
‘There’s a lot of good players up on that board, and I’m halfway now, so it’s going to take some good golf. Going to have to shoot another two rounds in the 60s, in the mid 60s,’ said Schwartzel.
Chasing down Scott were Rory McIlroy and defending champ Dustin Johnson, who shared second place on eight-under, while Danny Willet was sole fourth on seven-under.
Compleat Golfer’s Playing Editor Louis Oosthuizen shot two-under-par 70 to make the 36-hole mark on level-par for the tournament, while Branden Grace was two-over and George Coetzee four-over.