PGA Tour Brunch R-2 at Wells Fargo
@PGATourBrunch Continues Coverage at Quail Hollow NC
THIS WEEK on the PGA TOUR: Wells Fargo Championship
COURSE: Quail Hollow Country Club (Charlotte, NC)
FEDEx CUP Points Available/Winner: 2,989/500
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @WellsFargoGolf
TV COVERAGE: Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9 - 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 offer streaming coverage Saturday and Sunday, PGA Live Featured Groups runs from 8:00am to 3:00pm (EDT) with Featured Holes streaming 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)
Wells Fargo Championship Notes:
The three player tie - at six under (136) - after 36-holes ties the record for most players tied for the lead at the Wells Fargo Championship (also 2007).
In his Wells Fargo Championship debut, Matt Wallace is in position for first career PGA Tour title in 41st start of his career.
Gary Woodland (67-69) - (-6) overcame two bogeys with four birdies to post a 2-under 69 in his ninth Wells Fargo Championship start while Patrick Rodgers (68-68) - (-6) offset two bogeys with three birdies and an eagle at the par-5 seventh to post a second consecutive 3-under at Quail Hollow.
After missing the cut in his last two stroke-play events on the Tour, Rory McIlroy (T-5) is inside the Top 10 after 36 holes and only two strokes behind leaders.
First-round leader Phil Mickelson followed eight birdies in round one with just one in round two, an 11-shot swing between rounds (64-75) - (-3) but only three off the lead.
After leading the Tour’s active streak for most consecutive cuts made (22), Jon Rahm missed the cut in for the first time in nearly a year (329 days).
The cutline came in at (+2).
Aside from Rahm, other notables to miss the cut included Gastonia, NC native Harold Varner III, Jason Day, Patrick Cantlay, Will Zalatoris, Ian Poulter, Tony Finau, and Rickie Fowler.
Wells Fargo Leaderboard After 2nd Round
Matt Wallace 69-67—136 (-6)
Gary Woodland 67-69—136 (-6)
Patrick Rodgers 68-68—136 (-6)
Kramer Hickok 68-69—137 (-5)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
Tournament Tee Times continue today from 7:15am (EDT) through 1:45pm (EDT).
Weather: Today’s forecast calls for sunny skies in the morning, turning partly cloudy. Temperatures ranging from a chilly 48-degrees in the morning to 73-mid-afternoon. Winds, which were a factor yesterday, are predicted to be in the 5-14 mph range.
PGATourBrunch will be posting before 8:00am (EDT) Sunday.
Next Week: AT&T Byron Nelson (McKinney, Texas)
What They’re Saying:
Three Share Lead at Wells Fargo (PGATourCom/Associated Press)
McIlroy Makes a Move at Wells Fargo (PGATourCom)
Mickelson Struggles in Round Two (PGATourCom)
Rahm Sees Cut Streak End (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
May 8, 1994 -John Daly won his third of five PGA Tour titles at the Bell South Classic in Atlanta, Georgia. Daly defeated Nolan Hencke and Brian Henninger by only a stroke to take the title. Larry Dorman of The New York Times wrote at the time, “John Daly took another giant step on the road back today. He took an emotional walk across the minefield from alcoholism, from suspension, and ultimately, from self-doubt, all on one, cool, spectacular afternoon and he won the Bell South Classic at the Atlanta Country club the way he has never won a golf tournament in his life. He won it sober.” (Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE).