PGA Tour Brunch Coverage of the RBC Heritage
PGA Tour vet Stewart Cink broke the previous RBC Heritage 36-hole record by three strokes with his pair of (63s). At 47 years old, Cink became the oldest player to hold the 36-hole lead at RBC.
Cink joined Loren Roberts as the only players with multiple 63s or better in tournament history. Cink leads the field in Strokes Gained: Approach The Green (6.556) and Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (9.626).
RBC Ambassador Corey Conners (67-64 -11) is seeking to become the first Canadian to win the RBC Heritage. He could be the sixth international winner at Harbour Town since 2012.
Emiliano Grillo (68-64 -10) is the only player bogey-free through 36 holes.
After posting a career-low and bogey-free 9-under (62), first-round leader Cameron Smith (T-4 at (-9), followed with an even par (71) in R-2..
Defending champion Webb Simpson enters the weekend T-40.
Leaderboard After Second Round
Stewart Cink 63-63—126 (-16)
Corey Conners 67-64—131 (-11)
Emiliano Grillo 68-64—132 (-10)
Four players tied at (-9)
Full Leaderboard (link)
Tournament Tee Times begin today at 8:45am (EDT) through 2:10pm (EDT) when Stewart Cink and Corey Connors tee it up.
Weather: Forecast calls for showers and a 70% chance of rain as a weak low-pressure system developed along the stalled front pushing showers northward into region. Temperatures in the 59-68-degree range with winds 5-10 mph. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with chance of AM showers (50%).
PGATourBrunch will be posting before 8am (EDT) on Sunday. Then, at Noon on Monday with a tournament wrap-up.
Next Week: The Zurich Classic at New Orleans
THIS WEEK on the PGA TOUR: RBC Heritage
COURSE: Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, SC
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @RBC_Heritage
OFFICIAL SITE: (RBC Heritage)
TV COVERAGE: Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18- Golf Channel’s TV coverage 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT), then CBS takes over coverage from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
STREAMING: Today and Sunday, PGA Tour Live offers Featured Groups streaming from 8:00am to 3:00pm (EDT) and Featured Holes from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR 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.
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What They’re Saying:
Cink Breaks 36-hole record at RBC Heritage, Leads by five (PGA TourCom)
Record Setting Cink (Golf Week/USA Today)
Putter Struggles leave Collin Morikawa short of low score (USA Today)
Noteable Players to MTC (USA Today/Golf Week)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 17, 1988 - Greg Norman comes from four strokes back to claim a one-stroke victory at The Heritage Classic at Hilton Head. Norman gained inspiration for 17-year old Jamie Hutton, stricken with leukemia, who walked 18-holes at the final round where Norman posted a (66) to win. Norman gave the winners plaque and the famed “tartan jacket” to Hutton after the victory. (Courtesy of Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
Round 2 Highlights from the RBC