Playing in easier conditions than the day before, Bubba Watson made five consecutive birdies on the back nine Friday to take the 36-hole lead. Adam Scott, the first-round leader, fought his way back from three over par on the day to shoot 72 and sit only four strokes back of Watson. Here's how the leader board finished after 36 holes:
Using updated odds from the betting website Bovada, here's how the top end of the leader board shakes-out. Despite the presence of players with relatively few PGA Tour wins on the actual leader board, notice how many of them are overtaken by players with more experience. Matt Kuchar, for example, is given the same odds to win as Thomas Bjorn, despite Bjorn's three-shot advantage.
"In truth, Bubba should win from here," says Mike Grenham, a member of the broadcast division at William Hill and host of William Hill's Golf Betting Podcast. "If Bubba backtracks, Kuchar and Oosthuizen interest me each-way at 25/1 and 50/1."