Brutal Doral takes no prisoners

Scott had 168 yards left on his second shot to the par-4 seventh hole ... and didn't go for the green. When's the last time he did that?

"Not often, I must say," he said.

Ernie Els, who shot 75-78, said it was a three-club wind at times and that shots could drift 40-50 yards.

In all, 113 balls were drowning victims during the second round. That's a record here. Actually, the number was 114 if you count the ball that a disgusted Mickelson tossed into the water after a double-bogey on the par-4 third hole. He could later be seen sprawled on the grass, cap pulled down over his eyes as he waited for the traffic jam on the No. 4 tee box to unwind.

There was carnage everywhere. Brett Rumford opened his tournament with an 11 on the par-5 10th, finished with an 83, followed it up with a 79 and then contemplated a career in food services.

PGA champion Jason Dufner, who actually led or had a share of the lead at various parts of the first round, began his second round with a front-nine 40. So did world No. 6 Rory McIlroy. And did I mention that Garcia hit a ball out of a bunker that bounced off the top of a hospitality tent and into a water hazard?

Who's the best player in the game at this exact moment? Got me.

Woods is dealing with a cranky back and needed a 92-foot birdie putt to help salvage his day.

Scott, playing in only his fourth event of the season, said he is clinging to the "dream" of a weekend comeback here at Doral.

Stenson shanked a wedge six shots into the tournament.

The No. 4-ranked Jason Day never hit a shot. He withdrew on Thursday with a bad thumb.

The No. 5-ranked Mickelson often looked like a guy who wanted to be anywhere -- at an Ivanka Trump news conference, a Vijay Singh birthday party, a federal correctional institution -- than here.

This is your 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship. May the best survivor win.

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