A pacesetter who began his event with an eight. A contender who was 10 photographs worse than the day earlier than. And bubble boys. Friday’s play on the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Nation Membership in Greensboro, N.C., had just a little little bit of all the pieces. Let’s have a look.
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Joohyung Kim is tied for the lead
Joohyung Kim is 13-under par over his previous 35 holes. After all, you understand effectively that they play 36 over two rounds on the PGA Tour, and that’s the place it will get attention-grabbing.
On the par-4 1st on Thursday, Kim marked himself down for a quadruple-bogey eight.
“I imply simply, I imply, all I did was snicker. I didn’t actually take it — it’s only one dangerous gap,” he stated Friday. “Advised myself, you understand what, I’ve bought loads of holes to carry it again if I simply play effectively on my subsequent 35 holes, and that’s precisely what I did. I performed higher than I assumed I used to be going to, so it’s a bonus. Yeah, simply positively blissful to complete the spherical in the present day and simply sort of laid again realizing I’ve bought the weekend to play.”
That he does, after which some. Kim, after making seven birdies and no bogeys on Thursday after his quad, recorded seven birdies and a bogey on Friday, shot a six-under 64, and he held a share of a one-stroke lead, at nine-under, with Brandon Wu and Ryan Moore when darkness stopped the second spherical.
Did Kim have any flashbacks to the primary gap on Friday?
“Yeah, I went within the bunker once more and I used to be like, effectively, right here we go, simply don’t make a quad,” he stated. “I used to be like, let’s simply get this on the green, and I did. I had an excellent quantity, I hit an incredible shot to 2 toes, and I used to be like, you understand what, that is strokes gained proper right here, 4 photographs higher than yesterday, so most improved on gap No. 1.”
38 gamers are inside 5 photographs of the lead
Thirty-eight gamers had been no worse than 5 photographs out of the lead when play was suspended. Amongst them had been Sungjae Im, Russell Henley and John Huh, who had been one shot out of the lead; and Brian Stuard, Anirban Lahiri and Davis Riley, who had been two strokes again.
Notably, Huh, the first-round chief, was 10 photographs worse than he was on Thursday — he shot a 61 throughout the first spherical and a 71 on Friday.
“Yeah, I believe that’s golf,” Huh stated. “Sooner or later I get an excellent break, one other day I don’t get an excellent break.”
FedEx Cup bubble
The Wyndham is also the final occasion of the Tour’s common season, with the highest 125 gamers within the season-long FedEx Cup standings shifting on to the beginning of subsequent week’s playoffs. So who’s on the bubble?
In line with the Tour’s stay tracker, gamers No. 120-130 on Friday evening had been: No. 120 Kramer Hickok (who shot a second-round 70 and was tied for twenty fifth); No. 121 Patton Kizzire (69, tied for 89th); No. 122 Max McGreevy (67, tied for fifteenth); No. 123 Webb Simpson (WD); No. 124 Brian Stuard (68, tied for seventh); No. 125 Nick Taylor (67, tied for twenty fifth); No. 126 Martin Coach (67, tied for tenth); No. 127 Rickie Fowler (69, tied for 89th); No. 128 Matt Wallace (69, tied for 89th); No. 129 Austin Smotherman (two holes to play, tied for 66th); No. 130 Danny Willett (70, tied for one hundred and thirty fifth).
Notably, the stay tracker doesn’t embody any of the gamers who’ve left for LIV Golf and are suspended. It’s unclear how the standings will formally take care of Sunday’s play, although Golf Digest is reporting that the playoffs will embody 125 Tour gamers.
Additionally to be decided is the destiny of the three LIV gamers — Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones — who’ve petitioned a courtroom to problem a brief restraining order permitting their participation within the playoffs. That case will likely be heard on Tuesday.
The Tour’s stay tracker might be discovered right here.
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