Rickie Fowler fired an eagle and six birdies in an eight-under par 64 on Friday to grab a share of the halfway lead alongside Scottie Scheffler in the US PGA Tour event at La Quinta, California.
The top duo in the pro-am event held on three courses in the Southern California desert were tied on 15-under par 129, one stroke in front of American Andrew Landry (64), with American Tony Finau two shots back after a storming 10-under par 62.
“These courses are scoreable, but I feel like it’s a fine line between playing well and kind of scraping by,” said Fowler, who is playing the tournament for the first time in six years.
“I’ve done a good job of just kind of picking my way around,” added Fowler, who played the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course, which like the other two in use, La Quinta Country Club and the Stadium Course, is a par-72.
“Two out of three courses down, looking forward to playing the Stadium tomorrow,” he said of the course that will also host round four on Sunday.