With the majority of the golfers at the top of the leaderboard finished with their respective second rounds, Harris English looks as if he will take the lead into the weekend of the FedEx St. Jude Classic. English fired an impressive six under par 64 in his second round to move to 10 under par on the tournament. He currently sits two shots clear of Shawn Stefani and five strokes ahead of Paul Haley II.
After that, there’s a huge group of players tied at four under par. That group consists of players like Ian Poulter, Boo Weekley and first round co-leader Davis Love III. It looks like English will have the low round of the day, as nobody left on the course is better than three under for the second round. Not surprisingly, Stefani will card the second lowest round of the day.
Phil Mickelson bounced back a little bit on Friday with a three under par 67. That round was on the heels of a one over par 71 on Thursday. Mickelson’s second round was much less erratic than the 18 that he played on Thursday. He had four birdies and one bogey on Friday in a round that was largely ho-hum. That wasn’t the case on Thursday when he carded four birdies, three bogeys and a double.
I’m sure Phil would like to win this event, but at this point he has to be more concerned with making sure that his game is where he wants heading into next week’s U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. If he can put together two more rounds in the mid to high 60’s over the weekend, Mickelson will likely be pleased with the outcome, regardless of where the finishes on the leaderboard.