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The RBC Heritage | Second Round | April 15
HILTON HEAD - PGA Tour rookie Cameron Young opened with a bogey-free (63), the lowest first-round score of his Tour career and one stroke shy of his low in any round. Young holds a two-stroke lead, the first lead/co-lead of his PGA Tour career after any round.
Joaquin Niemann has now been T-3 or better after 18 holes five times this season, the most of any player while defending champion and three-time RBC Heritage winner Stewart Cink is T-10. The last player to successfully defend title at the event was Boo Weekley in 2008. Both PGA Tour members from Chile are T-3 or better with Niemann in 2nd at (-6) and rookie Mito Pereira among a group of seven players T-3 at (-5).
Competing on a Major Medical Extension in his first PGA Tour start since the 2019 Shriners Children’s Open, Morgan Hoffmann carded an even-par (71), and is T-71.
Corey Conners is T-3 after posting a (-5) including a hole-in-one (No. 7, 187 yards), his fourth on Tour since the start of the 2019-20 season. He has the most aces on Tour in that stretch with second-most honors going to Martin Laird.
Conners’ holes-in-one have come at the 2020 BMW Championship, 2021 Masters Tournament, 2021 Wells Fargo Championship and 2022 RBC Heritage.
Shane Lowry (T-3) at (-5) has finished in the Top 15 in each of his last four stroke-play starts on TOUR (2nd/The Honda Classic, T-13/The PLAYERS, T-12/Valspar Championship, and T-3/Masters Tournament).
Webb Simpson finished his round with five straight birdies but is six shots off the lead - at a T-32 logjam at (69) after 18 holes.
Reigning FedEx Cup Champion Patrick Cantlay (T-3) at (-5) opened with a (66), snapping a streak of seven consecutive scores in the 70s. Cantlay opened the season with four consecutive Top-10s but has not finished T-10 or better in four starts since losing to Scottie Scheffler in a playoff at the WM Phoenix Open.
Zach Johnson WD during the first round due to illness.
RBC Heritage Leaderboard | After 18 Holes
Cameron Young 63 (-8)
Joaquin Niemann 65 (-6)
Seven players 66 (-5)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
RBC Heritage | Tournament Facts:
COURSE: Harbor Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, South Carolina
ARCHITECT: Pete Dye
YARDS/PAR: 7,191 yards/Par 71
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $8,000,000/$1,440,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Stewart Cink
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: Today’s second round coverage is scheduled from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. 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 7:00am to 6:00pm (ET). Weekend times 8:30am to 6:00pm (ET), or to completion.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage of The RBC Heritage today from 12:00pm to 6:00pm (ET). Saturday and Sunday coverage on Sirius XM Radio runs from 1:00 to 6:00pm (ET). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
RBC Heritage | The Basics:
RBC Heritage Tee Times start today at 7:10am (ET) and go to 1:40pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s forecast for the second round is for sunny skies and temperatures ranging from 63-77 degrees as the day progresses. Humidity dropping from 81% to 51% but winds picking up from morning breezes at 3 mph to afternoon winds upwards of 17 mph.
Weekend forecast includes isolated thunderstorms.
RBC Heritage Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Standings: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 8:00am (ET) on Saturday.
Next Week: Zurich Classic of New Orleans
RBC Heritage | Field and Tee Times:
The Field: (link)
Vijay Singh (out)
Jimmy Walker (out)
Ben Martin (in/Sponsor-Unrestricted)
Bryson Nimmer (in/Sponsor-Unrestricted)
Abraham Ancer (out)/Joseph Bradley (in)
Sebastian Munoz (out)/Matthias Schwab (in)
Zach Johnson WD during the first round due to illness
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Cameron Young eight-under (63) Leads at RBC (Yahoo Sports)
Young Goes Low at Harbour Town (ESPN/Associated Press)
History, Mystique Distinguish Harbour Town (PGATourCom)
How to Watch the RBC Heritage (PGATourCom)
Tiger Woods Files for U.S. Open entry (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 15, 1979 - Fuzzy Zoeller became the only golfer other than Horton Smith, the winner of the first Augusta National Invitational, to win in their debut at The Masters Tournament. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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