Gainey, Wilson lead frosty Phoenix Open

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Scottsdale, AZ - Tommy Gainey and Mark Wilson are tied atop the leaderboard during Friday's suspended second round of a frosty Phoenix Open.

Gainey, the first-round leader, and Wilson, who captured this year's Sony Open in Hawaii, are tied at 11-under par. Gainey is three-under for his round and played nine holes, while Wilson is five-under through 14.

Play was suspended due to darkness, but frost has been the biggest problem.

The start of play on Thursday and Friday was delayed for frost thanks to unseasonable cold at the TPC Scottsdale. There have been over seven hours of delays, so a Monday finish is on tap.

The first round was scheduled to resume Friday morning, but a 90-minute frost delay pushed that back. The round was finally completed and the second round began while some golfers were completing round one.

Only a handful of golfers finished round two.

Several players, including Phil Mickelson, last week's Farmers Insurance Open winner Bubba Watson and FedExCup leader and rookie sensation Jhonattan Vegas, finished their opening rounds on Thursday and didn't hit a single shot on Friday.

With half of the field yet to tee off in round two, the plan is to make the cut after Saturday's completion of the second round and to play until darkness each night. If all goes well, and forecasts indicate it might not, the end of the final round will be the only thing that spills into Monday.

The possibility of more frost delays looms for the weekend, so it's anyone's guess how much golf may be played on Monday.

"It's unbelievable how frozen these greens get, and they just don't thaw out," said PGA Tour official Slugger White. "So much depends on tomorrow morning and Sunday morning. In a perfect world, probably finish Monday maybe four or five holes, best-case scenario. That's pretty much it."

Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy is five-under in his second round and alone in third place at nine-under par. He has two holes remaining in his round.

J.B. Holmes and Jason Dufner are both two-under in round two and tied for fourth at minus-eight.

Gainey began his second round on the 10th tee and promptly birdied his first two holes. That was only after a brief break between his first round, where he fired a 63.

"We signed the scorecard, we had to go straight to the tee, and my wife, she got me a Chick-Fil-A sandwich and a Coke, so I was trying to eat and drink on the run, which anybody knows that's hard to do," said Gainey.

Gainey kicked in a short birdie putt at the 14th, but three-putted the famous par-three 16th from 17 feet for a bogey. He atoned for the error right away with a four-foot birdie putt at No. 17.

He parred his last for a share of first.

Wilson also started on No. 10 in round two, but he didn't get off to nearly as good a start as his fellow co-leader. Wilson parred his first five holes, but got into red figures with a seven-foot birdie putt at the 15th.

That birdie started a great run for Wilson, but he missed a 12-foot birdie chance in front of the raucous gallery at 16. He closed his opening nine with back-to-back birdies to get to nine-under par for the championship.

At the first, Wilson drained a 20-foot birdie putt to make it three in a row. He rolled in an 11-foot birdie putt at the par-three fourth to join Gainey in first.

Wilson may welcome the odd schedule. When he won in Hawaii last month, Wilson played 36 holes on Sunday due to inclement weather and earned his third PGA Tour title.

"It was a long day that day, and it helped me just kind of focus on what I had to do instead of worrying about my position," said Wilson.

Nick Watney, Charley Hoffman, Cameron Beckman and Aaron Baddeley are tied for sixth place at minus-seven.

The clubhouse leader is Australian Marc Leishman, who shot a two-under 69 in the second round. He is part of a group tied for 10th at six-under and has a score of 136 through two days of competition.

NOTES: The Monday finish will be the first at this event since 1978...The cut will still be low 70 plus ties...Mickelson has won this title twice...Gainey has yet to win on the PGA Tour...Defending champion Hunter Mahan is in the mix at six-under par...Camilo Villegas withdrew before the second round with a back injury.


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