With Friday's scoring average nearly five strokes over par (74.845), the "Monster" lived up to it's billing. However, several players were able to go low and make a strong move up the leaderboard, including DryJoys enthusiasts J.B. Holmes (DryJoys Tech), Ben Curtis (DryJoys Traditional - MyJoys) and Jeev Milkha Singh (DryJoys Tech). J.B. holds the 36-hole lead going into the weekend with Curtis, who tied for the low round of the championship with a 3-under 67, just one shot behind. Singh continues to battle a brutal foot injury but you would never know watching his solid play. He's in a large group of players three shots behind Holmes at +2. Click on the image below to see images from Friday.
Click here to begin the slideshow.: <
DryJoys enthusiast J.B. Holmes posted a 2-under 68 on Friday to take the clubhouse lead late in the afternoon. Wearing a pair of all black DryJoys Tech (style #53523) and his customary RainGrip glove, the Kentucky-native was solid with five birdies, including three in a row early on the back nine. Click the image below to hear J.B.'s post-round interview and keep an eye on him this weekend as he battles for his first major championship and a spot on the USA Ryder Cup team which will be contested in his home state next month.
Ben Curtis surged into contention on Friday, firing a tournament-best 3-under 67. HE moved 38 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for fifth at last check. With conditions becoming more and more difficult throughout the afternoon, he might find himself even higher by day's end! Click on the image below to hear Ben's post-round interview.
Did we mention Ben was wearing some sweet new NFL MyJoys featuring the Detroit Lions on Friday? Design yours now!
It was a wild day one at the 2008 PGA Championship. Similar to the other majors, you need to take advantage of the course conditions when they're more receptive to scoring like the morning was yesterday at Oakland Hills. Two players who seized the opportunity to go off in the morning were FootJoy players Robert Karlsson and Jeev Milkha Singh who tied for the lead at 2-under. Similar to The Open Championship a few weeks ago, conditions became more difficult in the afternoon as the wind kicked up, the course firmed up and weather delays forced play to continue on Friday. What will day two bring? I guess we'll have to tune in to find out!
Click here for a must-read-to-believe profile on the always-entertaining Karlsson from CBS Sportsline.
FootJoy player Robert Karlsson demonstrated great poise during the first round, rallying from a double bogey at the first to go on and shoot a 2-under 68. Karlsson actually rebounded with three consecutive birdies and five over his next seven holes before struggling a bit on the back nine. Click on the image below to hear the Big Swede's thoughts on the round.