3 shots you NEED to see from Friday’s Round 2 action in Mexico

You'll be impressed by these shots from Round 2 at Mayakoba.

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The PGA Tour is south of the border for the World Wide Technology Championship this week, and in case you haven’t heard, the El Camaleon Golf Course at Mayakoba in Mexico has plenty of danger zones — including a literal cave (!) in a fairway bunker on the 7th hole.

Despite the looming obstacles, the players are already taking it low through two rounds, and birdies abound.

With so many red numbers on the card, the highlights are plentiful, but here are the three shots you absolutely must see from Friday’s Round 2 action at Mayakoba.

No drop, no problem

Viktor Hovland is grinding for a three-peat at the World Wide Technology Championship this week, and given his ability to hit shots like the one below, it’s easy to see why he already has two consecutive titles at Mayakoba under his belt.

Check out that stance — uneven, with one foot on the cart path and the other on the grass. Ball is below the feet, and a rope is in between Hovland’s stance and the ball! And still, Hovland stripes it with no problem. Pros: They’re (so not) just like us.

Ace alert!

Brian Harman jarred a gorgeous shot at the short par-3 4th hole at Mayakoba, which played only 113 yards on Friday.

This is the type of hole-out you love to see, one that lands softly and spins back perfectly into the hole. The ace helped propel Harman to a round of five-under 66, bringing him to 10 under overall at the tournament’s halfway point.

Enter Sandman

Stuffing it close from a greenside bunker is one thing, but what Harry Higgs managed to do from a fairway bunker to a front-right hole location is a sight to behold.

The dazzling display from the sand led to a birdie on Higgs’ final hole of the day, No. 9. His second-round score of nine-under 62 brought him to 10 under par overall through 36 holes.

Want to see more? You can watch Golf Channel’s coverage of the third-round action at the World Wide Technology Championship from 3-6 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Golf.com Editor

As a four-year member of Columbia’s inaugural class of female varsity golfers, Jessica can out-birdie everyone on the masthead. She can out-hustle them in the office, too, where she’s primarily responsible for producing both print and online features, and overseeing major special projects, such as GOLF’s inaugural Style Is­sue, which debuted in February 2018. Her origi­nal interview series, “A Round With,” debuted in November of 2015, and appeared in both in the magazine and in video form on GOLF.com.