Star Watch: Adam Scott rises, barely makes cut

Adam Scott was terrific on Friday at Sawgrass. (Getty Images)
Adam Scott was terrific on Friday at Sawgrass. (Getty Images)

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After an abysmal opening round 77 Adam Scott reponded beautifully with a 67 on Friday and a real chance to make the cut.

Scott started on the back and made four birdies in his first seven holes before badly bogeying the 18th. The newly-married Australian actually wasn't that impressed with his round.

"I don’t think I played that much better than yesterday to be honest," said Scott. Hopefully it will be good enough to play the next few days. If not it will be disappointing."

It was enough in the end. The cut line at the time Scott finished was 1 under and moved ti even by the end of the day. Scott has a decent chance to backdoor into the top 16 which would give him that world No. 1 ranking.

Other stars

Jordan Spieth (11 under): The kid is crushing. I covered it more over here but he has a real chance to take the leap to superstardom this weekend at Sawgrass.

Sergio Garcia (6 under): It's not really a surprise that he's playing well, nor will a Saturday or Sunday meltdown on No. 17 be, either. Especially after this (the golf gods will have their revenge):

Justin Rose (6 under): Rose, Garcia, and Lee Westwood all shot 67-71 in their first two rounds. Good, but not elite. They'll all have work to do to get wins this weekend.

Rickie Fowler (1 under): Fowler will play the weekend at Sawgrass after a second-round 72 in which you may have had to adjust your television screen multiple times.

Rickie Fowler is wearing....something. (Getty Images)
Rickie Fowler is wearing....something. (Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy (E): McIlroy sneaked into the weekend with a birdie at the last. That's all he's done of late, though. All about the back door.

Phil Mickelson (CUT): All I can think is that he's saving every single shot left in his arsenal for Pinehurst. That's the only feasible explanation for his struggles.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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