By TERRY LYONS, founder and editor of PGA Tour Brunch @PGATourBrunch
The Genesis Invitational - Second Round Preview & Notes
Sam Burns holds the largest 36-hole lead in tournament history (five strokes) and tied the 36-hole tournament scoring record with his 64-66 (130). Burns holds the third 36-hole lead/co-lead of his PGA Tour career, but he finished T-7 on both prior occasions.
Tyler McCumber is in a four-way T-2 after having surgery on his left index finger Tuesday. McCumber is joined at “2” with Jason Kokrak, Dustin Johnson and Joaquin Niemann.
After slamming his left index finger in a sliding glass door Tuesday, Tyler McCumber (T-2) with 67-68, (-7) required surgery on the finger which allowed him to make his first appearance at The Genesis Invitational. McCumber posted a T-2 behind Thomas Pieters at 2012 NCAA Championship played here at Riviera CC.
Notables to miss the cut include Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson and Bryson DeChambeau.
U.S. Amateur champion Tyler Strafaci withdrew with a shoulder injury before the second round
Cameron Tringale, MacKenzie Hughes and James Hahn will tee-off from No. 1 at 8:04am (local)/11:04am (ET) while Viktor Hovland, Scott Piercy and Matthew NeSmith head toNo. 10 to begin their third rounds at Riviera CC.
The leaders tee-off at 10:05am (local)/1:05pm (ET).
Weather for the Weekend: Saturday and Sunday forecasts call for increased winds, 15-20 mph with gusts 25 mph. Mostly sunny, though with temps in 48-62 degree range today and 49-71 degrees Sunday.
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Next Week: “Let’s Play Two!” - World Golf Championship in Florida and the Puerto Rico Open.
Leaderboard After Round Two at The Genesis Invitational
Sam Burns - 64-66—130 (-12)
Tyler McCumber - 67-68—135 (-7)
Jason Kokrak - 67-68—135 (-7)
Dustin Johnson - 68-67—135 (-7)
Joaquin Niemann - 67-68—135 (-7)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
KEY INFORMATION: The GENESIS INVITATIONAL
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $9,300,000/$1,674,000
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedEXCup @thegenesisinv
TV COVERAGE: Saturday, February 20: 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on CBS. Sunday, February 14: 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00pm to 6:30pm (ET) on CBS.
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TOURNAMENT SITE (link)
What They’re Saying:
Burns Ties Record Lead at The Genesis (PGATourCom)
Burns Builds Five Shot Lead (Associated Press/ESPN)
Here’s Who Missed the Cut (USA Today/Golf Week)
Jordan Spieth in Contention (Again) (USA Today/Golf Week)
Rory McIlroy Has (Made) Cut Streak Snapped (Golf Digest)
#SportsBiz, Golf Tips, and Golf Industry News
Black History Month Tribute: Calvin Peete was Straightest Driver in PGA (GolfCom)
Three Things PGA Tour Pro Do to Putt; Amateurs Don’t (GolfCom)
Mickelson Returning to Champions Tour (ESPN)
February 20, 1994 - Scott Hoch broke out of a five year winless drought to score a victory at The Bob Hope Desert Classic by shooting a final round (70) to defeat Fuzzy Zoeller, Jim Gallagher Jr. and Lennie Clements by three strokes. Hoch hadn’t won on the tour since the 1989 Las Vegas Invitational. (Courtesy of Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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