Tyrrell Hatton and Kang Sung-hoon share the top of the board after 36 holes at -7 at the PGA Tour event with a $ 9.3 million prize fund.
Hatton comes from hole 10 and meets the wind from the opposite direction. After half a round, he saved two sticks with three birdies and a bogey. In the other half of the stage, he suddenly failed in swinging (swing). However, the 28-year-old British 32-year-old British golfer compensates for the mistake with close range shots. He thus kept par in six holes, adding two birdies to remove the second bogey of the day.
Reaching a score of 69 sticks, Hatton jumped four places to the top of the table. But about 10 minutes later, this position was updated to T1, because Kang pegged the ring at 68 sticks after the birdie in hole 18. The score table of the Korean golfer 32 years old, 54th in the world has six birdies and two bogeys.
Having been a professional since 2011, Hatton has won four European Tour Cups but has never won the PGA Tour. In contrast, Kang did not win the European Tour, but won a PGA Tour trophy in May 2019.
Danny Lee hit 67 strokes, gaining the best score in the round. Thanks to that, he jumped 28 steps, to the third position at -6. Im Sung-jae maintained high form after the first cup at the PGA Tour at Honda Classic on March 2. He accumulated three more sticks, thus jumping 15 steps, to the T4 group with a score of -5. This group, besides Im, also has Harris English and the world number one Rory McIlroy.
Monument to Phil Mickelson has to leave as well. He hit 77 sticks in the first round. In the next round, he scored an eagle after hitting a 5-yard iron club from 239 yards over the water hazard to the green 2.1 meters from the crater. This helps Mickelson enter the cut-off point while having three holes left. However, the double bogey in the last pit and the fourth time this year to go home early.
Jason Day is the second star to withdraw from the tournament after injury, defending champion Francesco Molinari. Day only beat four holes in the second round and gave up because of a belt tightening.