Bubba Watson has dropped a shot on the second day at Firestone to give way to a new leader. Retief Goosen will now take a one shot lead over Phil Mickelson and Justin Leonard.
The South African shot a four-under 66 which takes him seven-under for the tournament which puts him in prime position to win his first World Golf Championship event.
Goosen may be currently on top but will endure stiff competition from two very experienced golfers currently holding joint second place.
Mickelson continues his mission to become golf world number one and even after a shaky day, in which he only hit six fairways in regulation, he manages to hold onto second place.
“I didn’t play great today. I was a little off,” Mickelson said. “I hit some bad shots, and I was able to salvage a lot of pars today.”
Tiger Woods followed up his poor opening round with another well below average round of 72 which leaves him six-over par and tied 72nd.
Woods managed to make Mickelson’s six fairways look impressive as he failed to hit a fairway on the back nine until the 17th hole. The Americans day was summed up on the 14th hole where his tee shot managed to find a bunker on the 13th hole.
Unfortunately for Lee Westwood his hopes of taking over Tiger Woods as world number one this weekend have come to an end. The Englishman had to retire after the leg injury that has been plaguing him for the last month got the best of him. Westwood is still hopeful that he will be back fit in time to take part in the Ryder Cup.