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That’s been his problem for much of the second half of the season. Jobe had three top-10 finishes through June, including a tie for second at The Memorial that matched his career-best finish.

Since then, however, he’s cracked the top 25 only once and has missed two cuts.

“I haven’t managed my game well,” Jobe said.

But he worked on a few things at the range Thursday night, and everything fell in place Friday. He was playing so well, in fact, he had a shot at the course record of 62 after back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15. But he played his final three holes at even par, just missing a birdie at 18 when his sand shot rolled about a foot past the cup.

“Everything went well today,” Jobe said. “Just a very nice, solid round of golf.”


BRRR!: Bill Haas is expecting a word from his sponsors.

Haas was so unprepared for the chilly temperatures at the BMW Championships _ the high Friday was just 59 degrees _ he had to go buy sweaters. The off-the-rack wear may be keeping him warm, but it’s doing nothing for his sponsors.

“I’m actually wearing sweaters that don’t have any logos on them,” Haas said. “I did not pack accordingly. I was not expecting this. My sponsor is probably not too happy with me.”


CUT!: Steve Stricker’s withdrawal ends what had been the longest streak of cuts made on the PGA Tour at 40.

Though there is no actual cut at the BMW Championship, the streak ends because Stricker will not finish in the money at Cog Hill. He’s already qualified for next weekend’s Tour Championship and plans to play.

Masters champion Charl Schwartzel now owns the longest streak of cuts made with 18.


DIVOTS: Brandt Jobe (64) and Robert Allenby (67) were the only players to not make a bogey Friday.

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