RBC Heritage Round 2 News & Notes: DeChambeau On Top, Dustin Johnson’s Shot Of The Day

Story by Justin Jarrett | Photo by Tom Cloud

News and notes from Friday’s second round of the 50th RBC Heritage Presented By Boeing.

36-Hole Leaderboard

Bryson DeChambeau 68-64—132 (-10)

Si Woo Kim 68-65—133 (-9)

Ian Poulter 69-64—133 (-9)

Chesson Hadley 66-68—134 (-8)

Brandt Snedeker 70-64—134 (-8)

Rory Sabbatini 64-70—134 (-8)

Luke List 70-64—134 (-8)

Chip Shots

• DeChambeau has held at least a share of the 36-hole lead three times, resulting in runner-up finishes at the 2017 Puerto Rico Open and the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational and a tie for fifth at the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

• World No. 1 and South Carolina native Dustin Johnson shot 2-under 69 for the second straight day and is tied for 26th, six shots off the lead. Johnson missed the cut in his previous two starts at Harbour Town in 2008 and 2009.

• Defending champion Wesley Bryan shot even-par 71 and is tied for 42nd at 2-under. Only three players have successfully defended their RBC Heritage title – Payne Stewart (1989-90), Davis Love III (1991-92) and Boo Weekley (2007-08).

• Satoshi Kodaira carded the best round of the day with an 8-under 63 – 10 shots better than his first-round score – to vault into a tie for 13th at 6-under.

• Five-time champion Davis Love III made a 5-foot birdie putt on his final hole of the day to cap a 2-under 69 and make the cut on the number at even par. HIs son, Dru, shot 5-under 66 on Friday but missed the cut by one shot.

Cut Casualties

Five-time Heritage runner-up Luke Donald (+1) …Sam Saunders (+2), grandson of inaugural Heritage champion and golf legend Arnold Palmer … Paul Casey (+4), who had made the cut in all nine events he had played this season. … Patton Kizzire (+1), who entered the week ranked second in the FedEx Cup points standings … Reigning Players Amateur champion Philip Knowles (+3).

Quotable

“Any time you can birdie the last hole it makes you sleep better, makes your food taste better.” – Chesson Hadley

Shot of the Day

Dustin Johnson appeared to be in trouble at the par-3 seventh when his tee shot came to rest next to a tree, but he flipped his club upside-down and played a left-handed shot to 18 inches to save par.

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