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Not off the course yet? You're gonna need that umbrella!

January 22, 2010 |  5:18 pm


Most of the golfers have finished the second round at the Bob Hope Classic, and for those who aren't quite done, yikes. What was supposed to be light showers has become drenching downpours.

So it seems safe to say that Bubba Watson will be the leader after 36 of this 90-hole event. Watson is at 16 under par -- 10 under for his round today at the SilverRock course. He has a two-shot lead over Alex Prough, the 25-year-old playing his third PGA Tour event, and a three-shot lead over opening day leader Shane Bertsch. Joe Ogilvie, Chad Collins and 28-year-old Martin Flores, who is making his third PGA Tour start as well.

The highest-rated player in this event, Mike Weir (37th in the world), is tied for 10th at 10 under par.

Prough, who added a 66 to his opening round 64, said he saw splashes of water sometimes when his ball landed. "It's very wet," he said.

As for his unexpected day off Thursday (the entire round was rained out for the first time here since 1980), Prough ended up going to see the movie Book of Eli. His review? "It was a definitely a lot better than playing golf in the pouring rain." Can't tell if that's any thumbs up or not.

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Bubba Watson hits from a fairway bunker at No. 16 at the SilverRock Resort in La Quinta during the second round of the Bob Hope Classic on Friday. Credit: Matt York / Associated Press