One bogey. That’s how many bogeys John Senden has through two rounds of the Buick Open. He also has 15 birdies. Combine those and it adds up to a two-shot lead for the Aussie.
For a second straight day, Senden hit 15 of 18 greens in regulation. He took 30 putts, which is abnormally high for the guy leading the golf tournament with those kind of numbers, but none of those were three-putts and he made the ones he really had to.
The biggest question won’t be whether he can keep that up heading into the weekend, though. It will be how he will react to Tiger Woods breathing down his neck, just four shots back. That might sound like a cushion, but four shots at Warwick Hills in the kind of calm, perfect conditions these guys have been playing in is like two shots almost anywhere else.
In all, there are eight players within four shots of Senden and 15 within five shots. Senden has played well this season with four top-10s, but all of them were back-door trop-10s with him playing well on the weekend, which is exactly what he’ll need to do here to hold off this bunch.