Henrik Stenson backed up his opening 68 at THE PLAYERS with a 5-under-par 36-31=67 to reach the midpoint in 9-under 135, two strokes in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
For the second straight day, the Swede split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation. He also squared two bogeys, and again, both at the par-4 14th and 18th holes. However, today's par breakers consisted of two eagles and three birdies. The most notable of the bunch included birdies from 16'11" and 18'8" at the 16th and sixth holes, respectively, but the highlight of the round was his last stroke of the day. After flying his second over the green at the par-5 ninth, he holed out from 31 yards in the rough for eagle. His first eagle dropped in from 9'3" at the par-5 second hole.