Golf Stricker sticks with a 63 2009: Ben Hogan

Golf Stricker sticks with a 63

From its Ben Hogan trophy room to its status as the longest-running event at its original site, the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth

is among the most venerable stops on the PGA Tour. This week, the ol' course is playing like a pitch-and-putt. Tim Clark, Vijay Singh and Sean O'Hair shot 64s and were lined up right behind Stricker: Clark was one shot back, Singh one more and O'Hair yet another. Jason Day (65) was 10 under, Woody Austin (68) was another stroke back, and Ryan Palmer (63) was 8 under. "The weather, for two days in a row &mdash well, all week since we've been here &mdash has been unbelievable," Stricker said. "Wind is what this course needs to get difficult, but we haven't seen it yet. ... I kind of like what's going on right now." Clark's two-round total of 127 matched the previous best for back-to-back rounds set by Justin Leonard in 2003. Singh's two-round total of 128 matched the previous midway mark set by Kenny Perry in 2005. And they're only good for footnotes because of Stricker's 126. Colonial members can only shake their heads at these scores, especially after undertaking course alterations that were supposed to make things tougher, not easier.

The cut line was further evidence of how tame the course is playing. It was even par (140). To put that in perspective, par would have beaten Hogan the last two times he won it, in 1959 and '53

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