PGA Tour Brunch | R-2 | RBC Canadian
@PGATourBrunch On Round 2 of the RBC Canadian Open
TORONTO - Wyndham Clark holds a one-stroke lead after his lowest round of the season (63) as he tied his second-lowest score of his Tour career. The lowest being a (61) at R-1/2020 WM Phoenix Open.
It’s his third career 18-hole lead/co-lead on Tour but Clark is 0-for-2 to date (17th/2017 Sanderson Farms Championship, T34/2020 WM Phoenix Open) in converting to a win.
Matt Fitzpatrick (2nd) has 16 Top-10s on Tour since the start of the 2019-20 season, the most of any player without a Tour win in that span.
Defending champion Rory McIlroy opened with a 4-under (66) and enters the second round T-5 while World No. 1 and FedEx Cup leader Scottie Scheffler carded a 1-under (69) in his first start since falling to Sam Burns in a playoff at the Charles Schwab Challenge
Mackenzie Hughes is T-5 after a 4-under (66), the best of any Canadian player in the field.
Michael Gligic withdrew during the first round
Kevin Stadler was disqualified after not signing his scorecard; fourth DQ of Stadler’s career (305th start).
RBC Canadian | Leaderboard After 18 Holes
Wyndham Clark 63 (-7)
Matt Fitzpatrick 64 (-6)
Doug Ghim 65 (-5)
Harold Varner III 65 (-5)
RBC Canadian | Tournament Facts
COURSE: St. George’s Golf and Country Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
YARDS/PAR: 7,014 yards/Par 70
ARCHITECT: Stanley Thompson
PRIZE Money - Purse/Winner’s Share: $8,7000,000/$1,566,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Rory McIlroy
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: Second round coverage scheduled from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00 to 6:00pm (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 6:45am to 6:00pm (ET). Weekend ESPN+ streaming from 7:45am to 7:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live coverage of the RBC Canadian beginning at 12:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) today. On Saturday and Sunday’s coverage will air 1:00pm to 6:00pm (or completion of event). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
RBC Canadian | The Basics
The Tee Times at St. Georges start at 7:00am (ET) and go to 2:32pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s weather forecast is for sunny skies, only a 1% chance of rain. Winds 10-12 mph with decreasing humidity throughout the day (77% to 40%).
Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Standings: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 7:30am (ET) on Saturday.
RBC Canadian - Field, Tee Times, Leaderboard
The Field: (link)
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Clark Stays Hot, Takes Lead at RBC Canadian Open (ESPNCom/Associated Press)
Hughes Aims to End Drought at RBC Canadian (PGATourCom)
FedExCup Standings (PGATourCom)
Golf Industry News
PGA TOUR “Drops the Hammer” - (Golf Week/USA Today)
Rocket Mortgage Cut Ties with Bryson DeChambeau - (ESPNCom)
LIV Kicked Mickelson Biographer Out of News Conference - (Golf Week/USA Today)
Rory and Justin Thomas Nail Responses to LIV (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History
June 10, 1950 - Ben Hogan hit one of the most famous shots in golf history - made more memorable by the photograph of him hitting the shot - as he hit a one iron approach shot to within 40-feet of the pin on the final hole of the U.S. Open at Merion Cricket Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
Next Up: U.S. Open, conducted by the United States Golf Association, June 16-19
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