PGA Tour Brunch | Charles Schwab Challenge | Round 2 Preview
@PGATourBrunch Looks at the Second Round at Colonial Club
DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Crazy eights. That’s how many golfers share the lead after 18 holes at the Charles Schwab Challenge. It marks the most players to share a first round lead on the PGA Tour since nine at the 2011 Genesis Invitational and is the most in Charles Schwab Challenge history (5/1988).
However, there’s caution for those crazy eight golfers. Since 1990, the first-round leader/co-leader has won the Charles Schwab Challenge just three times.
World No. 1 and Dallas resident Scottie Scheffler opened his third Charles Schwab Challenge with a bogey-free 4-under (66), amongst the co-leaders. Prior to missing the cut at last week’s PGA Championship, Scheffler needed just 15 events this season to amass his first four career PGA Tour titles. However II, he is 0-for-1 when holding an 18-hole lead/co-lead.
Chris Kirk, the 2015 Charles Schwab Challenge winner, offset two bogeys with six birdies to open with a 4-under (66) in his 12th start at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Defending Charles Schwab Challenge champion, Jason Kokrak, is T-26 after opening with a 1-under (69). Kokrak is facing tough odds to repeat, as Ben Hogan (1946-47, 1952-53) is the only player to successfully defend the tournament’s title.
Coming off his win at last week’s PGA Championship, Justin Thomas opened his third consecutive Charles Schwab Challenge start in 1-over (71) which is T-57.
Charles Schwab Challenge | Leaderboard After 18
Patrick Reed 66 (-4)
Webb Simpson 66 (-4)
Scottie Scheffler 66 (-4)
Harold Varner III 66 (-4)
Chris Kirk 66 (-4)
Nick Taylor 66 (-4)
Cam Davis 66 (-4)
Beau Hossler 66 (-4)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
Charles Schwab Challenge | Tournament Facts
COURSE: The Colonial Club
YARDS/PAR: 7,209 yards/Par 70
ARCHITECT(S): John Bredemus/Perry Maxwell
PRIZE Money - Purse/Winner’s Share: $8,400,000/$1,512,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Jason Kokrak
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: Today’s second round scheduled for coverage from 4:00pm to 7:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage is set for 2:00pm to 5:30pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 5:00 to 7:00pm (ET) on CBS.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage will be featured on ESPN-Plus today with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 8:15am to 4:00pm (ET). Weekend times for ESPN+ streaming run from 9:00am to 7:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live coverage of the PGA Championship with broadcasts beginning at 1:00pm to 7:00pm (ET) today. Saturday PGA Tour Radio coverage will run 2:00pm to 7;00pm (ET) and Sunday’s final round will air 1:00pm to 6:30pm (or completion of event). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
How to Watch on ESPN+ (link)
Charles Schwab Challenge | The Basics
The Tee Times at the Colonial start today at 8:20am (ET) and go to 2:29pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s forecast is for sunny skies and much warmer temps, 73 soaring to 91-degrees by 5pm (local). Low winds (3-6mph) and low humidity (25%) with 0% chance of rain.
Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Standings: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 8:00am (ET) on Saturday.
Next Week: The Memorial, presented by Workday
Charles Schwab - Field, Tee Times and Leaderboard
The Field: (link)
Harris English (out)/Mark Hubbard (in)
Monday, May 23
Charl Schwartzel (out)/Greyson Sigg (in)
Sepp Straka (out)/Trey Mullinax (in)
Bubba Watson (out)/Scott Piercy (in)
Jason Dufner (in/sponsor exemption)
Tuesday, May 24
Bryson DeChambeau (out)/John Huh (in)
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Scottie Scheffler Bounced Back (CBS Sports)
Scheffler Among Eight Tied for Lead at Colonial (ESPNCom)
Been a While Since Patrick Reed Posted a (66) (Golf Week/USA Today)
PGA Tour Players Wear Ribbons to Memorialize Victims of Texas Mass Shooting (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History
May 27, 2012 - Zach Johnson nearly threw-away his championship at Colonial National Invitational after being assessed a two-stroke penalty for failing to properly re-mark his ball on the 72nd green after putting-out for what he thought was a three-stroke victory. Johnson moved his ball out of the line of his playing partner, Jason Dufner, but forgot to move it back before making his five-foot putt for par on the final hole. The penalty was assessed after Johnson celebrated his “victory” and doing TV interviews but before he signed his scorecard .- Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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