Watson wary of Blue Monster

Bubba Watson (4/1 Fav Tournament Outright In Play) fired a sublime 62 to climb to the top of the leaderboard at the halfway stage of the WGC Cadillac Championship in Miami but revealed that the course does not naturally suit his game.

The big-hitting left-hander matched his career-best round of 62 to move to 12-under-par, after firing nine birdies as well as an eagle at the long eighth hole, his 17th, finishing one shot off the course record at Doral Blue Monster.

Despite his heroics which saw him take a one-shot lead at the halfway stage, Watson has downplayed his ambitions for the rest of the weekend.

“You know, this golf course doesn’t really suit me,” he said. “My eye lines — it’s tough. It’s tough for me. Not a big fan of No. 18. I normally play it really bad. Played it 1 under so far.”

England’s Justin Rose sits in second place after an impressive eight-under-par 64 playing alongside the American and insisted that Watson’s performance did not affect his thinking around the course (Rose 10/11, Tie 8/1, Watson 11/10 – 3rd Round 2 Balls).

“I don’t let it influence my game plan, the way I play the golf course, but definitely you keep one eye on him just out of interest,” Rose said.

“He’s a fun guy to watch play golf. No one knows what to expect and I think it’s fascinating to watch.”

Halfway leader Adam Scott slipped back to third after a 68, two shots behind Watson, and one clear of Peter Hanson, while Keegan Bradley and Thomas Bjorn share fifth place on eight-under-par.

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