By LG

Written By;

Carl Sengstock

Jimmy Walker shot a fabulous -5 under par round of 65 today at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, and took a 2 stroke lead into the third round.

Solid golf all the way thru the bag with only one bogey and that was on the par 3 #7. He missed the green to the right and caught the trap.

He hits to within 17 feet but could not drop the par putt. He did make a bunch today as he had 6 birdies. You can ask anyone who has ever played the old South course and they will tell you that these greens are tough to read!

I can not stress enough how happy I am for Jimmy Walker.

In case you weren’t aware of his Heath concerns, he has battled Lyme disease.

A horrible disease that just takes all your strength away and it seems like his is beating or has beaten it. I sure hope so.

I’ve gotten to spend a little time with Jimmy and he is a really nice guy and of course a super golfer! Keep it going buddy we are pulling for you.

Yesterday’s leaded Thomas Pieters could do no better than even par today and is in sole 2nd strokes behind Jimmy Walker.

We have another big tie for the 3rd place spot with Zach Johnson, Rory McIlroy, & Hideki Matsuyama all 3 strokes out of first place.

Zach played fantastic today and ended up with a solid -3 under par 67. Five birdies and 2 bogies on #’s 4 &9. If he remains solid he can get a win here at Firestone.

Just hitting the ball straight and being able to putt and this course can be gotten!
Rory doesn’t seem to be missing JP. Solid 1 under 69 today. Actually the bigger story is going to be ” who’s bag does JP pick up?” It will be fun to watch this play out.

As we went to print Stuart Appleby is leading the Barracuda Championship by one point.

Play was still continuing and I don’t see anyone catching him today. Tomorrow is another day and with this format, if someone gets several birds and an eagle or 2, look out that’s how you win the Barracuda Championship!

I forgot to mention that there was a rain delay at Firestone today and the softness of the course made a difference to the guys who finished late.

They could throw darts a little easier than this morning.

I sure hope Jason Day is ok ……….he was walking very carefully and bending over to get the ball out of the hole seemed to be a struggle later in his round.

Let’s keep the rain away on Saturday and watch some fantastic golf!!

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