La Quinta, Calif. Jhonattan Vegas isn’t exactly sure how his Venezuelan parents came up with the unusual spelling of his first name.
If the 26-year-old rookie manages to keep up his swift start at the Bob Hope Classic, the golf world will have to memorize it quickly. Vegas shot a 5-under 67 in windy conditions Thursday for a share of the second-round lead with Boo Weekley.
Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland sat three strokes behind the leaders after firing a 69 Thursday. Woodland carded a 65 Wednesday to open the tournament.