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the 19th hole

Published October 30, 2004


No. 16, Par 4

475 yards

This was the hardest hole, and it wasn't even close. It played to an average of 4.385 and yielded just 16 birdies, one by Vijay Singh for the second straight day. Meanwhile, there were 40 double bogeys, two triples bogeys and a quadruple bogey. Only one other hole, No. 3, played as much as 0.2 over par.


Singh made his 23rd consecutive cut, second among active streaks on the PGA Tour to Tiger Woods' 132. Singh has made 27 of 28 cuts this year.


Mathias Gronberg's 5-iron from 208 yards at the par-3 15th dropped into the cup for a hole-in-one, the second of the tournament. Gronberg, however, had the good fortune of doing so on a hole that offered a new Chrysler 300C sedan for the effort.

It was his seventh in PGA competition. He once won $100,000 in a tournament for one.

"He hits a shot. And it's halfway there, and he didn't say, "Get in the hole,"' playing partner Jonathan Byrd said. "He says "Car,' so we know what was on his mind."

BY THE NUMBERS 3: Players in the top 10 after two rounds who are looking for their first PGA Tour victory: Kent Jones, Justin Rose and Carl Pettersson. 4: Eagles on the par-5 11th hole, making it the second-easiest hole after two rounds.

10: Shot differential between the first and second rounds for Jonathan Kaye, who shot 74 Friday.

47: Age of co-leader Jeff Sluman, which would make him the oldest winner of a PGA tournament this season. 64: A second-round record for the tournament set by Tommy Armour on Friday.

[Last modified October 30, 2004, 02:07:25]


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