Travelers Championship. Brilliant Bubba Means Business June 22 2013

Brilliant Bubba Watson shot a second round at  the Travelers Championship of -3 under par 67, to take control of the top of the leaderboard at TPC River Highlands on -10 under par. Course of comfort Bubba Watson / Getty Images Bubba said he likes the course and that he always plays well here; "I love this place, I always play well here. The tee shots set up well for me, I like the way they look. There's about two tee shots on the whole course that are really tough for me. Other than that, the course sets up well for me. It's funny, last year if I don't hit the hook shot and I don't win, I don't have a win all year, even though it was my best year on TOUR. I'm looking to be more consistent. I had a lot more top 25's over the last few years, a lot less cuts." Tied in second place at -8 under par are, Patrick Reed and Padraig Harrington, both players have had two rounds of -4 under par 66. The  windy conditions kept many of those who began their rounds in the afternoon from equaling the scores of their early rising opponents, but Padraig was one of those who did manage it; " It did get windy out there, it was a challenge but there were still opportunities to make birdies. I didn't hit it perfect in any shape or form on the first two days, so I'm not exactly brimming with confidence." There are four players occupying fourth spot at -7 under par, they are; Tag Ridings, Nick O'Hern, Tommy Gainey and Hunter Mahan, who is recovering from his massive effort at Merion in the U.S. Open. U.S. Open Champion Justin Rose admitted to feeling tired, he made bogey on River Highlands' two easiest holes, Nos. 2 and 15; "I haven't hit the ball quite as solidly as I would have liked to. I just think I need to maybe go and take care of my body a little bit, some stretching, some physio, maybe a workout, just work out a few kinks. I feel a little bit stiff and tight in the back and the hips." It is still a neatly compact leaderboard, but if Bubba makes a move on Saturday he could start the final round with a comfortable lead.