THIS WEEK on the PGA TOUR: AT&T Byron Nelson Classic
COURSE: TPC Craig Ranch (McKinney, Texas)
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TV COVERAGE: Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16 - Golf Channel’s TV coverage will air from 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT), then CBS takes over coverage from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
STREAMING: PGA Tour Live will cover the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic with coverage today and Sunday. On the weekend, Featured Groups runs from 8:00am to 3:00pm (EDT) and Featured Holes streams from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Streaming Radio coverage Saturday and Sunday, 1:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com.
How to Watch: (PGATourCom)
PGA Tour Brunch - Round 2 at the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic Notes
An ultra-hot Sam Burns carded a career-low (62), two weeks after equaling his best round on Tour with a second-round (63) en route to winning the Valspar Championship. Burns begins the third round at AT&T Byron Nelson Classic bogey-free through 36 holes, and holds his PGA Tour-leading fifth 36-hole lead/co-lead of the season.
The tournament’s 6-under cutline represents the lowest cut in AT&T Byron Nelson history (Previous was (-4) in 2018 and it fell one shy of the PGA Tour’s lowest cut since 1970.
First-round co-leaders J.J. Spaun and Jordan Spieth (63 in opening round) fell to fifth and T-6, respectively, after shooting (69) and (70) on Friday.
Masters Tournament champion Hideki Matsuyama and local Texas favorite Will Zalatoris made the cut right on the number (-6) while notables such as Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, and Brooks Koepka all MTC.
Tournament Tee Times begin today at 7:00am (local)/8:00am (EDT) through 1:00pm (local)/2:00pm (EDT).
Weather: Today’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies but a 20% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms, expected no earlier than 4:00pm (local). Temperatures hovering in the low 60’s and winds 5-10 mph with gusts up to 22 mph.
PGATourBrunch will be posting before 8:00am (EDT) on Sunday.
Next Week: PGA Championship (Kiawah Island, South Carolina)
Leaderboard After R-2 at AT&T Byron Nelson
Sam Burns 65-62—127 (-17)
Alex Noren 65-64—129 (-15)
K.H. Lee 65-65—130 (-14)
Doc Redman 64-67—131 (-13)
J.J. Spaun 63-69—132 (-12)
Full Leaderboard (link)
36-hole Cut: 72 professionals at 6-under (138) from a field of 154 professionals and two amateurs.
What They’re Saying:
Burns Birdies Last Six of Eight Holes to Take Lead (ESPN/Associated Press)
Burns Cards Career Low (PGATourCom)
Spieth Readies for “Fun test” (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
May 15, 2011 - South Korean KJ Choi defeated David Toms on the first hole of sudden death playoff to win The PLAYERS Championship and become the event’s first champion from Asia. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE