Travelers Championship 2013: Day 2 Leaderboard Analysis, Highlights and More

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Travelers Championship 2013: Day 2 Leaderboard Analysis, Highlights and More
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After two days at the 2013 Travelers Championship, Bubba Watson leads the field with a 10-under 130 at TPC River Highlands.

Defending champion Marc Leishman sits at four-under par after posting even par on Friday.

There's also a former Travelers Championship winner, former U.S. Open winner and former PGA Championship winner in the mix, not to mention some underdogs contending through Day 2.

Here's a look at the leaderboard and highlights through Day 2 at the 2013 Travelers Championship, complete with analysis.

 

Travelers Championship Round 2 Leaderboard

Pos. Player Total
1 Bubba Watson
-10
T2 Patrick Reed -8
T2 Padraig Harrington -8
T4 Nick O'Hern -7
T4 Tommy Gainey -7
T4 Tag Ridings -7
T4 Hunter Mahan -7
T8 Webb Simpson -6
T8 Keegan Bradley -6
T8 Brendon de Jonge -6
T8 Charley Hoffman -6

Note: For complete scores, visit PGA.com. All statistics and information are courtesy of PGATour.com.

 

Bubba Watson shot a three-under 67 on Friday, posting four birdies along the way. Watson has a history of success at the tournament, winning in 2010 and placing second last year.

The 34-year-old has posted just two top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour this year and he's coming off a 32nd-place finish at the U.S. Open. He hasn't won on tour since capturing the Masters in April last year.

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Patrick Reed is one of the surprise contenders after two days of action. The 22-year-old, who has just two top-10 finishes this year on the PGA Tour (while missing eight cuts), has an eight-under 132 so far. Reed placed 47th at TPC River Highlands last year.

Padraig Harrington, who came into the tournament after a 21st-place finish at the U.S. Open, posted his second consecutive 66 on Friday at TPC River Highlands. He had two bogeys on the day, but he also notched six birdies. The 41-year-old finished fifth at the tournament in 2010 and 11th last year.

Hunter Mahan, the 2007 champion, posted a one-over par on Friday after a stunning eight-under 62 on Thursday. He notched two birdies and three bogeys on the day. Mahan still finds himself in the top 10 after Friday's score.

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Notable players Webb Simpson and Keegan Bradley also find themselves in the top 10, each with a six-under 134 through two days at the Travelers Championship.

Simpson posted three birdies to two bogeys on Friday. He bogeyed his last two holes of the day. The 27-year-old's best finish at the Travelers was in 2011, when he placed 13th. Simpson hasn't won on tour since capturing the U.S. Open last year.

As for Bradley, he had one of the best scores on Friday, posting a five-under par. He registered five birdies to no bogeys. Bradley hasn't won this year and he missed the cut at the U.S. Open. He placed 29th at TPC River Highlands last year.

 

Highlights

Troy Matteson, who finished with a one-under par for the day, chipped in a nice 24-footer for eagle on hole No. 15.

Martin Flores, not to be outdone, nailed a 39-foot chip shot for birdie on hole No. 15.

Aaron Baddeley had one of the best putts of the day, knocking down a 32-footer for eagle on hole No. 15. If you haven't noticed by now, a lot of players did well on No. 15 on Friday.

John Merrick, who has had a splendid first two days at TPC River Highlands, nailed the putt of the day from 46 feet out on hole No. 18.

That was after Merrick knocked down a 36-foot putt for birdie on hole No. 17. To say his putting game was solid on Friday would be an understatement.

Keegan Bradley, who had a solid second day, nailed a 26-foot bunker shot on hole No. 18.

Kevin Stadler knocked down a chip shot from 32 yards out to birdie hole No. 15. 

 

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