Golf: Five strokes back, Tiger Woods aiming for title at CIMB Classic
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Five strokes off the lead after two rounds, Tiger Woods thinks the CIMB Classic course "can be had" and still expects a total of better than 20 under to win it.
Robert Garrigus, the second-round leader by two strokes over South Africa's Jbe' Kruger, has upped the ante. With back-to-back rounds of 64 and a 14-under total of 128, he's looking to go 10 strokes beyond Woods' projection to win the tournament.
"I'm going to try to get to 30 if I can," he said, explaining that in his first tournament of the year he was 6 over after eight holes and played the next 54 at 32-under par. "So I can do it. I just need to do it on the weekend when it counts.
"I feel like if I'm putting well, no disrespect to anybody on the PGA Tour, they're all great players, but I feel like I can beat anybody in the world."
Garrigus' 128 is his lowest ever 36-hole total in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, improving on the 130 he had when he finished second this year in the Canadian Open.
San Antonio • Mark Calcavecchia shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead over Kenny Perry in the suspended first round of the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship.
Thirty-three of the 80 players were unable to complete the round because of darkness. The round started on time, but play was delayed 3 hours, 18 minutes.
Yang Mei, Taiwan • Norway's Suzann Pettersen shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to share the second-round lead with South Korea's Inbee Park in the LPGA Taiwan Championship.
The winners the last two weeks in the opening events on the tour's Asian Swing, Pettersen and Park had 10-under 134 totals at the Sunrise Golf and Country Club. Park shot a 69.
Robert Garrigus -14
Jbe' Kruger -12
Greg Chalmers -10
Troy Matteson -10
Brendon de Jonge -9
Kevin Na -9
Tiger Woods -9