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The 2019 Sony Open reached the middle of the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu on Friday, and Matt Kuchar headed for the weekend with his head.
Kuchar has carded a 63 in the second round, go to 14 cents for the tournament, which would give him a one – shot lead before Saturday. Andrew Putnam is second at 13.
Below, an overview of Friday's action in Hawaii.
Sony Open 2019 Ranking – Second Round
1. Matt Kuchar 63 (under 14)
2. Andrew Putnam 65 years old (-13 years old)
T3. At Reavie's 65 (-10)
T3. Stewart Cink 62 (-10)
T5. Ted Potter Jr. 65 (-9)
T5. Marc Leishman 64 (-9)
T7. Hudson Swafford 67 (-8)
T7. Shugo Imahira 67 (-8)
T9. Keith Mitchell 65 (-7)
T9. Keegan Bradley 65 years old (-7)
T9. Sebastian Munoz 65 (-7)
* The full ranking can be found on the official PGA Tour website.
Matt Kuchar had no interest in waiting until the day of the move to climb to the top of the rankings.
In the first round, a player under 63 placed the 40-year-old athlete in third place Friday, two strokes back. Well, a second consecutive win of 63 l helped to take control of the tournament.
Kuchar could not have asked for a better start to the day. He birdied his first three holes and four of the top five on the back nine to put the rest of the field down. A bogey on 15 cools it a bit, but an eagle on 18 helps him regain his momentum.
For the eagle …
For a 30 …
For an advance of 3 shots …
Matt Kuchar is browsing @SonyOpenHawaii.
And with two birdies and a new front without bogey, he had 14 cents for the tournament.
According to the PGA Tour Communications, Kuchar has accomplished something that no one has done in recent years:
Matt Kuchar (63-63) is the first player since @JDayGolf at @BMWchamps 2015 (61-62) to launch a @PGATOUR event with consecutive scores of 63 or higher.
"Shoot seven times in a row is unexpected but terribly excited [sic], "Kuchar said after the second round, according to the Associated Press & # 39; s Doug Ferguson (via Yahoo.com).
Kuchar was however not the only golfer to have found the pace on Friday.
Stewart Cink was one of the most successful players, climbing 26 places in the standings and arguing with a loss of less than 62 years. After only two birdies in the first round, the 45-year-old has accumulated an impressive new birdies. A bogey on hole # 3 prevented him from achieving a flawless performance, but he enters the clubhouse in good position.
Kuchar and Cink may have had the best rounds in the standings on Friday, but Chez Reavie may have distinguished themselves – and all thanks to a trio of eagles.
THREE Au Pair Eagles 4 today for Chez Reavie.
1 of 100 yards
1 to 135 meters
1 to 150 meters
He is in T2 at @SonyOpenHawaii.
The PGA Tour highlighted that Reavie had made history with this performance:
• 1st player with 3 eagle holes over 100 yards on the same turn (ShotLink era)
• 1st player with 3 au pairs 4 in the same turn (on the record)
• 1st time Reavie had 3 eagles in the same round (842nd round)
• 6 eagles au pair 4 since the beginning of last season (tied)
"I was trying to rethink on any ride if I had even had more than one hole and I could not think of any," Reavie said thereafter. Ben Everill from the official PGA Tour website. "Honestly, I have not thought about it at the entrance of the third … I have to go buy a lottery ticket today."
A bogey and a double bogey prevented Reavie from following Kuchar, but the 37-year-old remains within reach four strokes back.
Meanwhile, Adam Svensson could not maintain the momentum from Thursday to Friday. Svensson scored 61 points in the first run, after 18 holes, but he dropped 19 places in the standings after suffering a 74 bogey in the second round.
Svensson is now nine shots from the head.
It should be noted that Jordan Spieth finished the day with a sub-match for the tournament, in the 66th minute. Friday. This puts it one shot below the projected cut line.
Thirty-six holes are in the books, but with two extra rounds to play, there should be plenty of action to watch over the weekend.