"I felt like I struck the ball well yesterday, I just did not have the pace on the greens and that's to be expected when you go to a new grip and are thinking more about technique than speed and feel", he explained. I can't sit here and dwell about winning and I think yesterday, maybe I did that. "Around a course like this, you have to be quite focused, otherwise mistakes will happen".
Scott ensured there was a ton on the grass as well, after two double-bogeys in a three-hole span on the front side seemed to send his round into a tailspin. McIroy bogeyed the 200-yard par 3 to drop to -10 and join Bubba Watson. But the Aussie steeled his nerve and rattled off a string of accurate approach shots, including a run of four birdies on Nos.
At this year's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, there was not much moving going on Saturday. "But look at the leaderboard".
"I have a great relationship with the Tour and I have a great relationship with Cadillac", Trump added.
Scott, 35, made eight birdies and two bogeys and saiid he fed off the terrific play of playing partner Johnson.
England's Danny Willett was a shot off the lead before driving into the water on the 18th, the resulting bogey dropping him into a share of third with McIlroy, who struggled to a 74 featuring just one birdie.
Watson, who won the Northern Trust Open two weeks ago for his ninth career victory, fashioned a 69 and Hoffman a 70 in the second round.
Scott found a bunker at the par-3 13th and missed a 7 foot par putt, but on 14 he punched out of a bunker and sank a nine-foot birdie putt.
First-round co-leaders Marcus Fraser and Scott Piercy followed their opening 66s with 5-over 77s and were tied for 26th.
Scott and Johnson will be aware that, far more often than not, McIlroy converts from positions such as these.
McIlroy and Johnson will be paired together in the final group and Mickelson and Willett in the second-to-last pairing.
World number three McIlroy required only 23 putts in his second-round 65, using 10 fewer putts than on Thursday.
"I've been making birdies, that's not been the problem". That's not been the problem.
"I played pretty good golf for most of the week".
"There's not many positives from a missed cut", McIlroy said when asked about the Honda, "but I made nine birdies over two days on a tough golf course in tough conditions". Every time he needed to make a putt to save par he did so without fuss.
In January, she made a hole-in-one on a par-4 and last month she won her first LPGA title, at the Coates Golf Championship in Florida.
"I feel like I'm playing really well", said Johnson, who will tee off at 1:50 p.m. Sunday in the final pairing with McIlroy. But eight shots better?
"I can see improvement so I am very happy".
"I just played a really solid round of golf", McIlroy said.
Steven Bowditch tapped in for par to end his week at the Cadillac Championship, then walked off the 18th green with a smile as those in the grandstand applauded his effort.
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Woods has since posted a video of himself playing virtual golf, demonstrating a full range of motion in the short clip. The shot heard round the links happened on Wednesday during the opening of a course designed by Woods.