Rickie Fowler in a hunt again during Players Championship

May 9, 2015 - photo frame

Rickie Fowler has been on both ends of a scoreboard during The Players Championship.

He was a runner-up in 2012 and an also-ran in 4 other appearances.

Those wide-ranging practice during TPC Sawgrass have Fowler feeling a small assured though distant from cocky streamer into a weekend.

“I played unequivocally good here during times and we haven’t played good here during times,” Fowler pronounced Friday after a 3-under 69 that changed him to 6 underneath and nearby a tip of a leaderboard. “It’s a march where if you’re not on tip of your game, it will show. But if we are personification good and turn distinguished is there, we can get after it a bit. This week, luckily I’m on a good side and we can get around and play this march well.

“You can’t unequivocally demeanour past anything. Really, during any time we make a bad pitch during a wrong time, you’re creation bogey, double or maybe worse.”

Fowler trails co-leaders Jerry Kelly and Kevin Na by dual strokes as a third turn starts Saturday morning.

“Well, anyone that’s personification a weekend has a chance,” Fowler said. “Someone can go out and shoot, 6-, 7-, or 8-under tomorrow and be right behind in it. Unless someone unequivocally runs divided with a good turn that’s around a 6-, 7-, or 8-under guys. But, yeah, it’s unequivocally still anyone’s golf tournament. But someone that’s even or 1 underneath is going to have to fibre dual unequivocally good days together.”

Tiger Woods put dual decent rounds together and done a cut by falling a 10-foot birdie putt on his final hole — a impulse frequency seen of late.

“I feel like I’m personification good adequate to get myself adult there,” Woods said. “I only need one good turn and slight adult that opening between myself and a lead, and we feel like we can do that.”

In a afternoon, Rory McIlroy done it easy on himself — by his customary during a TPC Sawgrass — with a lifeless turn of 71 that kept him in contention. Dull can be good on a Stadium Course that meted out a share of punishment.

And a island-green 17th was furious as ever.

What many everybody missed was a 48-year-old Kelly figure adult a front 9 with 5 birdies that carried him to a 7-under 65, giving him a low turn this week and share of a lead with Na.

“I suffer adrenaline,” Kelly said. “I am 48. we know it roughly ravages a physique as many as it helps it as we start removing older, though we would like to hang out for another integrate of days and have some fun with it.”

Kelly and Na, who staid down after a furious start for a 69, where during 8-under 136. Both have some story on this golf course.

Na was a 54-hole lead during The Players 3 years ago until he faded underneath heated inspection of critical pitch issues.

Kelly had a two-shot lead over Woods in 2001 going into a final turn that took dual days to finish given of storms. Woods went on to win, and dual weeks after he finished his grand brush of a majors during Augusta National.

Fourteen years later, Kelly and Woods are in opposite roles.

“I figured we would have another possibility during this golf course,” Kelly said. “I didn’t consider it would be that long, though it’s only strange. This whole career has left by in a blink of an eye.”

Kelly and Na were dual shots transparent of Fowler (69), Chris Kirk (68), David Hearn (71) and Branden Grace (67).

Seven PGA Tour winners from this deteriorate missed a cut, including Masters champion Jordan Spieth.

Also headed home was Phil Mickelson, who shot 76 to skip a cut for a third true year.

“I was meditative to myself as we was walking around, ‘I can’t trust I’ve indeed won here,’ we know?” Mickelson said.

It’s been 3 years given Fowler had a legit shot during a Stadium Course.

He has a small additional proclivity this time around. In a repository consult of players, in that they didn’t have to give their names, Fowler and Ian Poulter tied with 24 percent of a opinion for a many overrated on tour. Fowler has won twice worldwide and is No. 13 in a world, especially on a strength of his 4 top-5 finishes in a majors final year.

“If there’s a time where we need something to kind of give me a flog in a butt, afterwards we can consider of that and it will put me in a right support of mind to go out there and take caring of business,” Fowler said.

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