Tour Tracker: Live updates from Riviera

Phil Mickelson hits out of the rough on the 12th green during the second round of the Northern Trust Open.
Phil Mickelson hits out of the rough on the 12th green during the second round of the Northern Trust Open. ( Getty Images )

Saturday, February 18, 2012

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Check back for live updates from Round 2 of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera CC in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

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LOS ANGELES — Phil Mickelson made the most out of his limited chances Friday to stay in the lead at the Northern Trust Open.

Mickelson holed a lob wedge from 110 yards on the eighth hole for eagle and chipped in for birdie for the second straight day. That helped him to a 1-over 70, leaving him two shots clear of the early starters at balmy Riviera.

Mickelson, coming off a win last week at Pebble Beach, was at 6-under 136.

Jimmy Walker had a 66 and was at 4-under 138, along with Carl Pettersson (70) and Matt Kuchar (69), who was stung by a bee near the sixth green.

The wind was not nearly as severe. What kept scores from going lower were greens that were getting more bumpy.

-- Associated Press

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Close race

8:12 p.m.

With most of the field finished with round two at Riviera, Mickelson holds a 1 shot lead ahead of Perez, with several five players 2 shots behind the lead, including Walker, Kuchar, Pettersson, Lyle and Byrd.

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Keeping up the momentum

7:40 p.m.

...And Byrd follows up on his eagle on seven with a birdie on the par-4 eighth, dropping him down to 4 under and tied for third.

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In the cup

7:23 p.m.

Byrd's second shot on the par-4 seventh goes in the cup for eagle, dropping him down to 3 under (thru 16 for the round), tied for seventh with Levin and Leishman, who are already in the clubhouse.

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Dropping down

6:48 p.m.

Spencer Levin makes a birdie on the par-4 seventh hole, dropping to 3-under (thru 16 for the day) and tied for sixth.

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6:28 p.m.

Perez saves par on the par-3 14th. He's had a bogey-less round (thru 14), and is currently tied for second.

Jarrod Lyle also makes par, on the par-4 15th, to remain at 3 under for the tournament.

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Pair of birdies

5:48 p.m.

Jonathan Byrd and Pat Perez, tied for fifth at 3 under, both make birdies; Perez on the par-5 11th and Byrd on the par-4 18th.

Meanwhile, Bubba Watson saves par at the par-4 ninth, remaining at 1 under for the tournament, thru nine holes in the second round.

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Saving par

5:15 p.m.

Donald saves another par, this time on the par-4 eighth, to remain at 1 under.

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Closing in

4:58 p.m.

Not far off the lead are Marc Leishman and Brendan Steele, who are both tied for fifth at 3 shots back.

Finished with the second round, several players are 4 shots off the lead, including J.B. Holmes, Keegan Bradley, Stewart Cink and Zach Johnson.


4:04 p.m.

Pettersson, Walker and Matt Kuchar in the clubhouse and all tied for second at 4 under for the tournament.

Luke Donald at 2 under thru 3 holes, after saving par on the par-3 third.

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3:38 p.m.

Joe Ogilvie makes a hole-in-one on the par-3 16th to get him back to even par for the tournament.

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Under way

3:25 p.m.

Mickelson finishes his round with a bogey on the par-4 ninth, dropping him to a one-shot lead (6 under for the tournament) over Pettersson.

Brandt Snedeker finishes the day at 3 over for the tournament - below the projected cut line.

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Hole out

3:06 p.m.

Mickelson holes out for eagle on the par-4 eighth hole, giving him a two-shot lead at 7 under for the tournament, going into his final hole of the day.

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2:55 p.m.

After gaining a solo lead for a few seconds when Mickelson made bogey on the par-4 fifth, Pettersson bogeys the par-4 seventh hole, bringing him to 5 under for the tournament.

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In the mix

2:38 p.m.

Jimmy Walker ends the day with a 66, putting him just two shots off the lead held by Mickelson and Pettersson.

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Shared lead

2:18 p.m. EST

Carl Pettersson captured the lead at the Northern Trust Open from Phil Mickelson, making birdies on holes 16 and 17, dropping him to 6 under.

After a bogey on the 18th hole, Mickelson fired back with a birdie on the par-5 first hole, gaining a share of the lead with Pettersson, as both players are 6 under for the tournament.

Currently 1 under (thru 13 holes), Mickelson makes par on the par-4 fifth.

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