Watney leads, Tiger misses cut at Wells Fargo championship
Charlotte, NC, United States (AHN Sports) – Nick Watney had fun on Friday at the Wells Fargo Championship, his eight-under par 64 vaulted him into the 36 hole lead at the Wells Fargo Championship but there was no fun for Tiger Woods.
Watney had seven birdies, an eagle and a single bogey on his way to the round that put him at 12-under par after 36 holes. His 132 total was a shot better than Webb Simpson, who is a member of the host Quail Hollow Club.
There was nothing good happening for Woods, who could do not better than a one-over par 73 that left him at even par and on the wrong side of the cut line. It was another career first for Woods. This was the first time he’s missed the cut twice in the same event.
“It’s hard to have fun when you’re parring the par fives and you’ve got an iron into each one,” Woods said.
While Woods continues to search for his game, Watney was on top of his. “I played great. I hit the ball probably the best I have all year. I putted well, I’m very pleased,” Watney said.
One shot back of Watney was Simpson, taking full advantage of his home course knowledge. “Through two rounds, I’m pretty happy with where I am. It was really a solid day, no bogeys until the last,” said Simpson, whose bogey at the final hole of the day cost him a share of the lead with Watney.
Two shots back at 10-under were Stewart Cink, Ben Crane, D.A. Points and John Senden.
Woods had company on the missed-cut roll call. Defending champion Lucas Glover won’t play the weekend while Bill Haas and Keegan Bradley joined them on the list of name players going home early.
Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood flirted with the cutline but managed to make the cut on the number at one-under par. It was the first time since the event has been at Quail Hollow that the cut was an under-par number.