Rickie Fowler Leads WM Phoenix Open at Halftime


Rickie Fowler shot a 65 on Friday at TPC Scottsdale and will take a one-shot lead into halftime of the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The 30-year old Fowler finished his second day at the Stadium Course with 10 pars, one bogey and seven birdies, including four-straight gains on Nos. 15, 16, 17 and 18 to secure the marquee position at 13-under par.

One back was overnight co-leader Justin Thomas, who posted a 66 en route to a two-day score of 12 under. Thomas, who will paired with Fowler on Saturday, mixed 11 pars with six birdies and one bogey.

Trey Mullinax and Branden Grace carded matching low-round 64s to sit T3 on 11-under par, one clear of Matt Kuchar and Cameron Smith, who each shot 65 to reach 10-under par.

Bubba Watson (67) and Martin Laird (68) were next at T7 on 9 under, a stroke better than Byeong-Hun An and Charley Hoffman, who signed matching 68s to round out the top-10 at 8 under.

Three-time Phoenix winner Phil Mickelson struggled to a 75 and missed the cut at 1-over par.


Pos-Player-To Par (Today)
1. Rickie Fowler -13 (-6)
2. Justin Thomas -12 (-5)
3. Trey Mullinax -11 (-7)
3. Branden Grace -11 (-7)
5. Matt Kuchar -10 (-6)
5. Cameron Smith -10 (-6)
7. Bubba Watson -9 (-4)
7. Martn Laird -9 (-3)
9. Byeong-Hun An -8 (-3)
9. Charley Hoffman -8 (-3)


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