Justin Rose & Tom Gillis lead @ Honda Classic March 02 2012

Justin Rose and Tom Gillis lead at the Honda Classic after the second round with a tournament total of -8 under par. Rory McIlroy is just one shot back after a second round 67 which keeps him very much in touch at -7. Round of the day went to rookie Brian Harman who shot a course record 61, and -9 under par, elevating him to tied 4th for the tournament at -6. He said of his exceptional round; "Just one of those crazy days where everything comes together. Got off to a really hot start and just kept the pedal down all day. It was awesome." Justin was philosophical about dropping two shots coming in; "You can't play 36 holes around here and expect to come away without any bruises at all," McIlroy, who needs to win The Honda Classic to replace Luke Donald at the top the world rankings said; "Still a lot of golf left, 36 holes, I just need to keep doing the same things, try to drive the ball in the fairway and give myself loads of opportunities, and try and take a few. Because you don't need to make tons of birdies out here. I had a few chances early on and didn't take them. Kept making pars and making pars, and broke that run with a bogey on 13 which was frustrating. But to bounce back from that and birdie three of the last five holes was nice, and puts me in great position going into the weekend." Two move to the topGetty Images Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood are still hovering around mid table, tied for 31st at -1 under par, which is not a good score given the soft and benign conditions. This year is the easiest this PGA National Champion Course has played for this tournament, last year the cut was at +6 compared with +1 this year. Tiger closed with two birdies, and was watched playing in a tournament for the first time by his three year old son, Charlie. "It was nice to get that kind of finish because I was struggling today a little bit, trying to find a motion that was going to get the job done. Somehow, I managed to score."