It’s go low or go home at the Safeway and Jordan Spieth was sent packing early after missing the lowest score to par cut on Tour since the restart.
Spieth shot 73-70, one-under and it took five-under to make it to the weekend at Silverado Resort. Phil Mickelson’s 67 on Friday got him in for the final 36 at six-under so he’ll have four rounds to get ready for this coming week’s 120th U.S. Open at Winged Foot.
Leader Sam Burns is setting a hectic pace. Rounds of 64-65 have him 15-under par and two in front of Harry Higgs. Higgs posted an eye-opening 10-under par 62 on Friday and stands 13-under. He finished his round by producing perhaps the shot-of-the-year on the PGA Tour. He holed out a four-iron second at the par five ninth for a rare albatross “two.”
First round leader Russell Knox was tied at 12-under with Cameron Percy and D.J. Trahan.