PGA Tour Brunch Round 2 at Palmetto
@PGATourBrunch Continues Coverage at The Palmetto Championship
PGA Tour Brunch: Second Round at The Palmetto
Wes Roach opened with 7-under (64), and holds his first career lead/co-lead after any round on the PGA Tour. Roach leads the field in Strokes Gained: Putting, setting his career-best in that category (4.775).
Dustin Johnson played to a bogey-free (65), his lowest first-round score since winning the 2020 Masters Tournament with the same first-round (65) score.
Former Clemson University (SC) standout Doc Redman (T-2 at (-6) opened with a 65, his fourth career first-round score of 65 or better and second in his last four starts (64/AT&T Byron Nelson); Redman has three top-10s in 20 prior starts this season.
Erik van Rooyen (T-2 at (-6) entered the week with missed cuts in each of his last four starts on Tour, most recently carding 72-81 at the PGA Championship. Van Rooyen is a first-year member on Tour, earning status through the non-member FedExCup points list in 2019-20.
Monday qualifier Tain Lee opened with a 4-under (67). This is Lee’s third start on Tour this season as a Monday qualifier and he made the cut in both prior events (T-69 at the Farmers Insurance Open, and T-59 at the Valero Texas Open.
Palmetto Leaderboard After 18 Holes:
Wes Roach 64 (-7)
Doc Redman 65 (-6)
Dustin Johnson 65 (-6)
Chesson Hadley 65 (-6)
Erik van Rooyen 65 (-6)
Jhonattan Vegas 66 (-5)
Full Leaderboard (link)
COURSE: Congeree GC (Ridgeland, South Carolina)
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OFFICIAL SITE: (Palmetto Championship)
TV COVERAGE: Today: 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel. On Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, Golf Channel’s coverage runs from 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT) and CBS takes over from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) each weekend day.
STREAMING: PGA Tour Live’s streaming coverage of Featured Groups today runs from 7:05am to 6:00pm (EDT). On the weekend, PGA Tour Live expands coverage with Featured Groups and Holes. On Saturday, Featured Groups runs from 8:0am to 3:00pm (EDT) and Featured Holes from 3:00-6:00pm (EDT). On Sunday, streaming coverage runs from 8:00am to 6:00pm (EDT) with Featured Groups, then finishes off with Featured Holes from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Today, PGA Tour Radio coverage airs 12:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT). On Saturday and Sunday, hear live hole-by-hole coverage from 1:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) (or until completion of play). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com.
How to Watch: In case of changes, see: (PGATourCom)
Tournament Tee Times Friday start at 7:00am (EDT) through 2:27pm (EDT).
Weather: Friday forecast is for mostly cloudy skies and the possibility of afternoon (4pm) thunderstorms. Temperatures in low 80s to 92-degree high. Winds 11 mph. Thunderstorms in forecast all weekend.
PGATourBrunch will be posting at 8:00am (EDT) Saturday.
Next Week: U.S. Open, Torrey Pines (San Diego CA)
What They’re Saying:
Wes Roach Leads by One (PGATourCom)
DJ Goes Low (PGATourCom)
Friday’s Info for The Palmetto (Golf Week/USA Today)
PGL Seeks Meeting with PGA Tour (ESPN)
On This Day in Golf History:
June 11, 1953 - Arnold Palmer, a 23- year old from nearby Latrobe, Penn, made his U.S. Open debut at the Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Penn. Palmer shot an (84) for his opening round and a (78) in the second round, missing the cut by nine strokes. Seven years later, he would win his only U.S. Open. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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