Keegan Bradley Leads CIMB Classic by Four
Bradley, a three-time PGA Tour winner has shown that accuracy off the tee will set you up to go deep at the Kuala Lumpur Country Club.
Through two rounds of play, Bradley has hit 24 of 28 fairways (85.71%) to lead the field in driving accuracy.
Taking advantage of his driving accuracy, the Woodstock, VT. native has carded only one bogey through 36 holes, and is leading the event in birdies (14) as well as bogeys (1). Often finding a nice distraction during his round to think of how is beloved Redsox are doing in the World Series on the other side of the planet.
"In the back of my mind, I'm wondering what's going on (with the Red Sox)," he said. "I know my mom at home is flipping back and forth, watching. It's fun to know yesterday the Red Sox won, the (Boston) Bruins won and I shot 7 under."
Bradley's round began on the back nine in round two, where he picked up right where he left off in round one, birdieing his first hole out, before carding his lone birdie so far on the par-4, 13th.
The 2011 PGA Championship winner quickly made the stroke up with a birdie on the par-4, 16th, making the turn in 35.
The front nine is where Bradley would separate him from the rest of the field.
After back-to-back birdies on Nos. 2 and 3 (which he also did in round one) -- Just two holes later began a run of three in a row from No. 5 through No. 7, taking him to 6-under on his round and 13-under overall. Four shots clear of Moore his closest competitor.
"It's hard to remember a time where I've been more dialed in than these last two days," said Bradley after his round.
Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat continues his strong play carding a second round 3-under 69, getting to 8-under overall and currently tied for third with American Chris Stroud.
Australian Marc Leishamn was the big mover of the day in round two, after opening with an even par 72, Leishman carded the lowest round of the day with a 7-under 65 to vault him to a tie for fifth. Moving him up 25 spots in round two.
Posted by Eddie Garrison