Windblown Doral's Wild Round

Fans evacuate the course due to a severe weather warning during the first round of the WGC - Cadillac Championship golf tournament at TPC Blue Monster at Trump National Doral. (Andrew Weber, USA Today/Action Images)
Fans evacuate the course due to a severe weather warning during the first round of the WGC – Cadillac Championship golf tournament at TPC Blue Monster at Trump National Doral.
(Andrew Weber, USA Today/Action Images)

Here’s some of what you need to know about the wind-wrecked second round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Friday at the new sharp-edged Doral:

Phil Mickelson made three straight double bogeys.


Tiger Woods hit three balls in the water.

Bubba Watson laid up on a par-3.

Luke Donald shot 82.

Donald Trump’s helicopter was grounded.

Brandt Snedeker laid up from 170 yards out in the fairway on a par-4.

Sergio García started his second round by hitting two balls into the water on his way to a quadruple-bogey 9 at No. 10.

Graeme McDowell called it the toughest playing conditions he’s ever faced in the United States.

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Woods shot 73 and moved up 28 spots on the leaderboard.

No one broke 70. Jamie Donaldson came the closest, shooting 2-under par 70.

Dawie Van der Walt shot 83.

The second-round scoring average was 76.

There were 113 balls hit into the water in the second round.

So, you ask, how did the players react?

“I played terrible but when you have conditions like this and a setup like this, so much luck comes into play. It’s not a true golf performance,” Webb Simpson said.

Jim Furyk said he sat in the scoring room with five other players “and enjoyed the show.”

“Is the golf course fair?” Woods said. “For the most part.”

“You can’t stand here and criticize the course in any shape or form,” McDowell said.

That, of course, was a matter of opinion.

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