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Booming Watson leads Hope Classic

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Long-hitting Bubba Watson shot 10-under 62 on Friday for a two-stroke lead over Alex Prugh after Round 2 of the Bob Hope Classic. Rain wiped out play Thursday and threatened Friday.

Watson, seeking his first PGA Tour win, was at 16-under 128 after playing the event's two toughest courses in his first two rounds.

"My length is definitely going to play a part on that golf course, because it's got wide fairways," Watson said. "I can rip it if I want to. … It's going to be hard for everybody, but I putted well today. That was my key."

Prugh (66—130) was next, followed by first-round leader Shane Bertsch (69), who was at 13 under with Joe Ogilvie (66), Chad Collins (64) and Martin Flores (65).

Champions: Tom Watson shot bogey-free 9-under 63 in the first round for a two-stroke lead over tour newcomer Fred Couples and Tom Lehman at the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Kaupulehu-kona, Hawaii. Watson chipped in for eagle from 25 feet on the 526-yard No. 4.

Woods out at Torrey Pines: Tiger Woods missed the deadline to enter next week's Farmers Insurance Open. He is taking an indefinite break while dealing with the fallout from his extramarital affairs. Three-time winner Phil Mickelson said he'll play.

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