Kim had a one under 69, a final hole bogey robbing him of a three shot cushion. He's on 7 under, two shots ahead of the charging Spaniard on five under.
Garcia was at pains to play down the situation.
"It's a totally different event. You're not going to win the tournament tomorrow unless you shoot 52. I played solid today, hit some good shots, some good putts and got it going on the front nine with four birdies in five holes."
Don't believe it, this game should be a spicy Meatball...
Hot on the heels of the leading pair is Phil Mickelson. He had to recover from and inauspicious start to his second round - three bogeys from his first 10 holes. Lefty put in a strong finish however, the final seven holes yielding five birdies for Big Phil. Quite a second wind he got there. He's on 4 under.
Camillo Villegas jockeyed into position with a 66 to take him to three under. Four behind with two rounds to go. All he can do is hope that he can do enough over the weekend to get the win and then pray some accident befalls Vijay. Perhaps he could employ to perform Carl Spackler's cunning plan in Caddyshack..."If he bothers you, I'll take care of him. What you've got to do is cut the hamstring on the back of his leg right at the bottom. He'll never play golf again, because his weight displacement goes back, all his weight is on his right foot, and he'll push everything off to the right. He'll never come through on anything. He'll quit the game."