Furyk scorching at Firestone
Jim Furyk carded a second-round 66 and leads by two shots on 11-under par at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
The 42-year-old opened up with a sensational 63 on Thursday and kept his lead on day two with five birdies and just one bogey at Firestone Country Club. The American is two clear of Rafael Cabrera Bello, who added a round of 65 to his opening 66, and he is one shot clear of South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen, with the 2010 Open Champion matching the Spaniard's score on Friday. In-form American Jason Dufner is a further shot back, while South Korea's KT Tim is in fifth place on -6 after a pair of 67s. World number one Luke Donald leads the English charge on five-under par and shares sixth place with US veteran David Toms, whose 67 saw him make significant progress up the leader-board. England's Lee Slattery is one of four players in a tie for eighth on -4, with Keegan Bradley, Steve Stricker and Australia's John Senden joining the 33-year-old. Rory McIlroy improved to three-under par on Friday and is one of six players, including England's Simon Dyson, on that score, while Tiger Woods has a lot of work to do over the weekend after a 72 put him back in a tie for 44th on +2. Lee Westwood is on even par but Open champion Ernie Els continues to struggle and has no chance of adding more silverware to his trophy cabinet after a couple of 73s left him in a share of 62nd place on six-over par. But it is all about Furyk at the halfway stage and the veteran was pleased with the way he played but is expecting things to get a bit tougher on Saturday and Sunday. "I thought it was key to get off to a nice start and see some putts go in," he said. "I Made a good birdie putt at two and saw some birdies go in on the front nine, good putt at nine, and I was kind of off to the races. "I think the wind is supposed to pick up a little bit. If it gets breezy, the wind picks up, and the greens get faster, this place will show a little bit more teeth than we've seen so far."