SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA – Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama remained a stroke back of the leaders at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday after a 3-under-par 68 in the second round.
The world No. 5 carded four birdies at the Tournament Players Club and sits in a four-way tie for third, behind Brendan Steele of the United States and An Byeong-hun of South Korea.
“I’m not in a bad position heading into the final rounds. I’ll keep going and just pray my putts sink,” Matsuyama said.
Ryo Ishikawa shot a 3-over 74 and missed the cut by one stroke.