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Taking a look at the cut line after Friday at the RBC Heritage

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Taking a look at the cut line after Friday at the RBC Heritage

Despite a late weather delay at the RBC Heritage we have made it to the halfway point!

Let’s get right into what has happened these first couple days in the Low Country:

Simpson and DeChambeau lead the pack

It was a tale of two styles of play out there Friday.  Webb Simpson, known for his precise play, methodically made his way around the golf course.  Due to his lack of distance – he ranks 84th on Tour in driving distance – he was forced to play long approaches all day long.  He made up for this with a putter as hot as the Texas sun, making a career-best three putts from outside of twenty feet.  Simpson rolled in a 38-footer for a bird on 18 and a 27-footer for bird at 5.  With a putter engulfed in flames who needs driving distance?  He carded back-to-back 65’s and is in solo first (-12).


DeChambeau, who added forty pounds of pure meat muscle during the break, used the new-found length to make relatively stress-free birdies on the par-5’s.  But, it’s not just the driver that benefits from the increased gains.  The distance gained on his irons has enabled him to attack the flags with more precision.  He went out and carded a -7 and positioned himself next to Corey Connors in second (-11).


Spieth cools down after hot Thursday

Spieth was the Spieth of old on Thursday before coming back down to earth a bit Friday.  His three birdies were necessary as he carded back to back bogeys on 11 and 12.  He’s inside the cut line at -6 but will have a lot of work to do over the weekend to catch the leaders.  Though with a guy as talented as Jordan Spieth – anything is possible.

Nick Watney tests positive for COVID-19

Watney withdrew from the tournament ahead of the second round of play after testing positive for the coronavirus.  A PGA Tour statement said that Watney reported symptoms before arriving at the golf course Friday.  However, reports from the course suggest that Watney was with his caddie, Tony Navarro on the range standing next to players – including world number one Rory Mcilroy.  Obviously, if Watney was on the range after testing positive this could complicate things A LOT going forward.  We will see how things develop through the weekend.

Weather delays round two

Air horns pulled golfers off the course after a nasty storm blew in late in round two.  Play was suspended and with thunderstorms in the forecast through the evening it is safe to assume some guys will have to finish up round two in the morning.


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