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RECAP: Round 2 of Sentry Tournament in Kapalua

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Second-Round Notes – Friday, Jan. 3, 2020

Weather: Heavy morning showers turning to a mixture of clouds and sunshine in the afternoon. High of 79. Wind NE 20-30 mph, with gusts to 35 mph.

Second-Round Leaderboard

Xander Schauffele               69-68—137 (-9)
Patrick Reed                       72-66—138 (-8)
Joaquin Niemann                66-72—138 (-8)
Rickie Fowler                      68-71—139 (-7)

Things to Know

  • Defending champion and second-round leader Xander Schauffele is the only player bogey-free through two rounds
  • Schauffele is attempting to become the first player since 2009-10 to go back-to-back at the event
  • Patrick Reed has made 278′ 4″ of putts through two rounds this week, the most made through two rounds of an event in his PGA TOUR career
  • Three past champions of the event are inside the top five (Schauffele, Reed, Justin Thomas)
  • Due to occasional heavy downpours, preferred lies were utilized in round two

Second-Round Lead Notes
19          Second-round leaders/co-leaders at Sentry Tournament of Champions to win (since 1983)
Most recent: Justin Thomas/2017


6            Second-round leaders/co-leaders to win on TOUR in 2019-20
Most recent: Tyler Duncan/The RSM Classic


Xander Schauffele (-9/1st)
Age: 26 (October 25, 1993)
Turned Professional: 2015

Entering the week

#21        FedExCup
#9          OWGR
2            Starts at Sentry Tournament of Champions
1            Win at Sentry Tournament of Champions (2019)
80          PGA TOUR starts
4            PGA TOUR wins
19          Top-10s on PGA TOUR
2            PGA TOUR starts in 2019-20
2            Top-10s in 2019-20

  • Only player bogey-free through two rounds
  • Hit 14/15 fairways, 14/18 greens and required 27 putts en route to a 5-under 68
  • Leads the field in Strokes Gained: Tee To Green (+5.718) and Scrambling (6 of 6); tied for lead in Putts (GIR)
  • Making his third start at the Sentry Tournament of Champions (T22/2018, Won/2019)
  • Seeking to become the first repeat winner of the event since Geoff Ogilvy (2009, 2010)
  • Holds the second-round lead/co-lead for the second time (2018 BMW Championship/T3)

Miscellaneous Notes:

  • Patrick Reed (T2) has made 278′ 4″ of putts through two rounds this week, the most made through two rounds of an event in his PGA TOUR career; this week marks the third time with 22 or more one-putts through two rounds on TOUR (24/2015 the Memorial Tournament, 22/2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions, 22/2018 Masters Tournament); leads the field in Strokes Gained: Putting (+7.085)
  • In his first start at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, first-round leader Joaquin Niemann (T2) qualified for the field with win at the 2019 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier; followed opening 7-under 66 with a 1-under 72
  • Rickie Fowler’s 2-under 71 highlighted by three consecutive birdies on Nos. 14-16; sits in solo-fourth place
  • 2017 Sentry Tournament of Champions winner Justin Thomas (T5) opened 67-73; made three consecutive bogeys (Nos. 2-4) for the first time at The Plantation Course at Kapalua
  • Two-time winner of the event (2013, 2018), Dustin Johnson (T15) made a 41’9” eagle putt on No. 5, marking his fourth putt made over 40 feet at The Plantation Course at Kapalua (tied with Rory Sabbatini for most putts made from over 40 feet at the course since 2003)
  • With his 66-yard hole out for eagle on the par-5 15th hole, Chez Reavie pulled within one of Jim Furyk (24) for the most hole outs for eagle from 50+ yards since 2003 (Furyk/24, Reavie/23, Chad Campbell/21, Steve Stricker/20)

Bogey-free rounds:
R1: Matt Kuchar (68), Joaquin Niemann (66), Justin Thomas (67), Xander Schauffele (69)
R2: Xander Schauffele (68)

Scoring Averages

Front 9                 Back 9                  Total                    Cumulative

R1:                       35.735                  35.971                  71.706                  —
R2:                       35.765                  36.324                  72.088                  71.897

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