J.B. Holmes of the USA continues to lead through two rounds of the WGC – Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral in Florida.

J.B. Holmes of the USA continues to lead through two rounds of the WGC – Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral in Florida.

Holmes opened his account on the Blue Monster with a superb 62 but things weren’t so easy for the Kentuckian on Friday. He found the water twice in his opening three holes, once more on the back nine and he closed with a double bogey.

Despite the mistakes, the 32-year-old countered with five birdies to post a score of 73. He leads by two from Ryan Moore who fired a 71.

“It’s a tough golf course,” admitted Holmes. “It’s a fun challenge, so hopefully the course won’t get too much firmer and we’ll have fun on the weekend.

“I hit a lot of great shots today, but I didn’t make as many putts. I missed maybe two or three swings yesterday and they ended up being okay, and missed two or three swings today and they went in the water.”

Australia’s Adam Scott enjoyed a good day. His 68 saw him climb the board and end the second round alone in third place.

Henrik Stenson of Sweden carded a solid 71 to go into the weekend tied for fourth with two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson.

“I’m pretty pleased,” said Stenson. “I hit a lot of good shots out there and made some good putts. All in all, it was a pretty fair reflection.”

Jamie Donaldson is the leading Brit at Doral. The Welshman fought hard to post a level par 72 and he sits on two-under-par in a tie for ninth place with Sergio Garcia.

Rory McIlroy’s second round of 70 was something of a mixed bag, featuring six birdies and four bogeys. He’s one-under-par in a tie for 11th place.

“I have another couple of rounds just to try and find a little bit of rhythm,” said the Northern Irishman. “I’m a little behind at the minute but it seems like the scores are quite spread out so if I can get off to a decent start tomorrow you never know.”

WGC – Cadillac Championship
Blue Monster, Trump National Doral, Florida
Mar 5-8, purse: $9,500,000, par: 72

1    J.B. Holmes (USA)        62    73    135
2    Ryan Moore (USA)        66    71    137
3    Adam Scott (Aus)            70    68    138
T4    Bubba Watson (USA)        71    69    140
T4    Henrik Stenson (Swe)        69    71    140
T6    Dustin Johnson (USA)        68    73    141
T6    Alexander Levy (Fra)        68    73    141
T6    Ryan Palmer (USA)        71    70    141
T9    Jamie Donaldson (Wal)        70    72    142
T9    Sergio Garcia (Esp)        73    69    142

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage