Don Pooley, who hasn’t won a title in a decade, shot a 3-under-par 68 to take the Nissan Open lead in Los Angeles.
Pooley went to 7-under through two rounds at Riviera Country Club, with some of the tour’s biggest names, including Tiger Woods, within striking distance of the lead.
Woods, his mind not completely on his game because his father, Earl, is hospitalized in nearby UCLA Medical Center following heart bypass surgery nine days ago, shot his second consecutive 70.
At Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Domingo Hospital leads the field and Seve Ballesteros has dropped out after a disastrous 12-over 84 in the Dubai Desert Classic. Hospital shot a four-under 68 for a 133 total and a two-stroke lead over Bernard Langer and Ian Woosnam.
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