Garrett Willis and Chris Couch tied after two rounds in Transitions Championship of PGA Tour

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Garrett Willis and Chris Couch tied after two rounds in Transitions Championship of PGA Tour
The second day of the Transitions Championship came to a rather dramatic conclusion at the par-71, Salamander golf course in Florida. Chris Couch made a great move on the leader board and ended up tied with Garrett Willis. Both golfers had a score of nine-under
The course was again in immaculate shape and it favoured quite a lot of players on the field. It was the American Couch who really played with gusto and took advantage of the superior playing conditions. He started his day tied for the 30th spot
and improved his position by carding the best round of the second day. The 37-year-old carded a superb round of seven-under par, 64 and was bogey free on his score card.
Couch looked in exquisite form with his crisp iron shots and smooth putting on the greens. His stats clearly show that he was unstoppable on the back nine as he made a total of seven birdies on the second day. Everything seemed to be going right for the
veteran as his swing was in complete momentum.
Willis had a rather steady second round of four-under par, 67. He started off the day with a bogey and then instantly recovered by making an eagle on the par-5, 5th. The PGA Tour player made a total of three birdies during the round. His steady
round of four-under par clearly highlighted that he kept his momentum going on the second day also.
The 37-year-old Willis has been playing on the Tour for a while but has not had much success. He last won a tournament ten years ago and is hoping to end his title drought this time around.
Two players are tied for the third spot including Spaniard Sergio Garcia and Webb Simpson of USA, who had the same scores after the two rounds completed. They had a score of eight-under par and trail the leaders by a mere one stroke.
Garcia, who is making a comeback to the PGA arena after seven months, has lived up to expectations so far. His second round score of five-under par, 66 depicts that his hard work on the practice range has proven to be right for him. There were five birdies
marked on his card and he had no bogeys. He is bogey free going through the 36 holes and was looking steady with his hitting and putting.
The 31-year-old European Tour player was overwhelmed with his putting which has let him down in the past. He only made 28 putts in the second round and was hitting the ball accurately.
Garcia after his round said, "I just keep trying to do the right things and see what we finish. I'm not worried about winning. I just want to keep building confidence into my head, and these rounds obviously help. If we go out there tomorrow and shoot another
under-par round, it would be wonderful. If not, that's fine. I've just got to make sure that I keep building up."
The overnight leader Paul Casey of England failed to accelerate again on the second day. He had a steady round of even-par which included three birdies followed up by three bogeys. Casey is tied for the fifth spot and has a deficit of just two shots over
the leaders.
The youngest player among the contenders, Matteo Manassero, again produced the same round of three-under on the second day. He has a total aggregate score of six-under par, 136 and trails by three shot to the leaders.
World number one, Martin Kaymer of Germany, was still looking to find some form and make a move on the leader board. Kaymer had a steady second round of one-under par and is placed tied for the 26th spot.
The third day of the championship will commence today and much is expected from Garcia and Casey.



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