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Here’s what you missed from Round 2 of the Sony Open in Hawaii

January 11, 2020

The year’s first full-field PGA Tour event, the Sony Open in Hawaii, is already at the halfway point, and Waialae Country Club has been playing tough. Here’s everything you missed from Friday’s action in Oahu.

Brendan Steele and Cameron Davis share the lead

After firing rounds of 68-66 on Thursday and Friday (six under par overall), both Brendan Steele and Cameron Davis are tied atop the leaderboard, with a one-shot advantage over eight other players who are tied for third at five under par overall.

Steele carded six birdies, an eagle, two bogeys and a double in an eventful round. The 36-year-old is seeking his fourth career win, and first since the 2018 Safeway Open.

Davis’ round was much steadier than Steele’s, and included five birdies and only one bogey. The 24-year-old Australian has never won on the PGA Tour.

Brendan Steele is seeking his fourth career Tour victory this week.
Brendan Steele is seeking his fourth career Tour victory this week.
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What happened to Collin Morikawa?

First-round leader Collin Morikawa is still very much in the hunt. After firing a second round of even-par 70 to follow up his first-round 65, he’s only one shot behind the leaders. On Thursday, Morikawa’s stellar round was especially notable because he was the only player in the field to go bogey-free. Unfortunately, Friday’s round was a different story, and he suffered three.

Who are some notables in the hunt?

Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson made serious moves on Friday, jumping 13 and 34 spots up the leaderboard, respectively.

A second round of four-under-par 66 brought Bradley to five under par overall, and only one shot behind the leaders, while Simpson’s second-round 66 brought him to three under par overall, and three shots off the lead.

Zach Johnson is also very much in the mix at three under par overall, after carding rounds of 69-68.

Did any big names miss the cut?

In a word, yes.

In a surprising turn of events, last week’s playoff contenders at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed, will be bidding Oahu an early aloha after finding themselves on the wrong side of the cutline. Both players ended up at three over par overall — two shots shy of making the weekend.

Matt Kuchar, too, will be heading home after missing the cut by one shot at two over par overall.

In a happier turn of events, it looked like Hideki Matsuyama was in danger of an early exit after a first-round 74 on Thursday, but his three-under-par 67 on Friday brought him back to one over par overall, which enabled him to make the cut on the number.

How can I watch the weekend action?

Golf Channel will be airing prime time coverage of the third round from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.

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