3 things you should know after Round 2 of the Wyndham Championship
The 2020 Wyndham championship is already at the halfway point, and red numbers are still abundant through the second round. In order to make it to the weekend at Sedgefield CC, you have to go low — at least 3-under through 36 holes, to be precise. Yeah — these guys are good!
Here’s everything you missed from Friday’s action in Greensboro, N.C.
It’s a four-way tie at the top
Billy Horschel, Talor Gooch, Si Woo Kim and Tom Hoge share the lead at 10-under, with Horschel firing a sizzling 6-under 64 to launch himself 12 spots up the leaderboard.
Hoge, who shared the lead after Round 1, managed to hang on on Friday with a second round of 2-under, but he and the four leaders will need to keep their foot on the gas on Saturday to fend off nearly two dozen other players who are within three shots of the lead. Moving Day should be exciting, as this tournament seems destined to remain a shootout until the very end.
What happened to Brooks?
After an opening round of 2-over on Thursday, Brooks Koepka needed a low round on Friday to give himself a chance to stick around for the weekend.
Though he made an eagle on the par-5 5th, his round was unfortunately derailed by a triple-bogey on the par-4 10th and he was unable to recover. He ended up even on the day, and 2-over for the tournament, which placed him five shots shy of the cut line and headed for an early exit from Greensboro.
How did the other big names play?
Webb Simpson fired back-to-back 66s to get himself in the mix at 8-under overall, two strokes behind the leaders. Simpson won the Wyndham back in 2011 and has finished in the top 3 for the last three years.
Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood are also within striking distance at 7-under, while Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth made the cut on the number at 3-under.
Justin Rose, a tournament headliner, shot 67 on Friday, but it was too little, too late, after an opening round of 73. His two-day total of even par missed the cut by three shots.