RBC Heritage presented by Boeing round-2 action. Graham DeLaet played early and followed up his 6 under par 65 with a 4 under par 67.
Luke Donald played this afternoon and did the same thing. Luke, though, tried to give shots back to the field but his fantastic 3rd shot on #15 after an erratic drive, saved par for him.
He hit that tough par for in 3 with a wood. Taking his ball up over a tree and over water, it was incredible to see!
On # 17 he hit in the left bunker and hit a fantastic bunker save to capture his par the hard way. Lastly # 18 his 2nd shot was left a little short, to the right, and had a large mound in the green to go over.
Luke is one of the greatest short game players on tour, showed everybody what he had when he knocked in that chip for a birdie 3 and moved him into the tie for the lead.
The final pair is going to be special and we all know that the sponsor RBC will be pulling for the Canadian born DeLaet!
Graham said the highlight of his round came when he knocked in his 2nd shot for an eagle 2 from 109 yards. The crowd erupted.
I was on 10 but you knew something special had happened.
With a birdie on 8 and the eagle on 9 his round was kick started all over again. 2 solid birds and 7 pars on the back gave him the lead by himself until Luke dropped in the birdie chip on 18.
This is why it’s never “over til it’s over” at Harbour Town because when the greens are this small magic can happen!
There is a 2 way tie for 3rd place Webb Simpson & Ian Poulter.
Webb finished Thursday’s round with 5 straight birdies. He wanted to continue the streak but could only end the front side with a 3 under par 33.
That sounds great but he couldn’t hole a birdie putt on the back nine and finished the back with 9 straight pars.
Ian Poulter was excited because he hit 11 of 14 fairways as opposed to 6 of 14 yesterday.
He did get a little upset because a couple of media types keep reminding him that he only has a few events left to play and has to earn about $144,000 to keep his card.
He told everyone the same thing he said yesterday………..I’m not trying to think about that. I’m clearing my mind so I can just go play golf and have fun.
You KEEP bringing it up so its right there! I just need to hit good golf shots to be in contention come Sunday.
Ian shot 68 and is only 2 shots off the lead.
We do have a 5 way tie for 5th place at -7 under par.
Bud Cauley the first round leader backed off a few shots, Pat Perez playing great, Jason Duffner silky smooth as usual, Nick Taylor hitting good shots, & fan favorite Sam Saunders.
I have to go out on a small limb and say Sam Saunders, Arnold Palmer’s Grandson, is the fan favorite. Heck why not, his grandpa won the first Heritage in 1969, he is playing great golf, & how cool would it be to see Arnie’s Grandson on the winners trophy!
Get on the ” BIRDIE TRAIN”, here comes moving day!
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