KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Keegan Bradley is playing so well at the CIMB Classic that not even his beloved Boston Red Sox and the World Series can distract him.
Teeing off on Friday at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club while the Red Sox were playing St. Louis in Game 2 of the World Series in Boston, Bradley had seven birdies — five in a six-hole stretch on his back nine — and shot a 6-under 66 to open a four-stroke lead at 13-under 131.
Ryan Moore was second, following his opening 63 with a 72.
Phil Mickelson was 3 under after a 70.
At Shanghai, Luke Guthrie handled another day of strong wind and kept his distance in the BMW Masters with a 1-under 71, giving the American a four-shot lead going into the weekend of his first tournament in Asia.
Guthrie never let anyone get closer than two shots at Lake Malaren, and he started to pull away with a 20-foot birdie that broke three ways on the 17th.
LPGA Taiwan Championship
At Yangmei, Taiwan, Suzann Pettersen had a hole-in-one and increased her lead to five strokes after the second round of the LPGA Taiwan Championship.
The defending champion aced the 133-yard second hole with a pitching wedge and finished with a 3-under 69 in swirling wind conditions.