Brian Harman leads with a shot at 10-under-130
Brian Harman replaced Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson, the co-leaders from the opening round to become the lone leader on Day 2 at TPC River Highlands Course, Cornwell. He now leads by a shot over the trio of Matt Jones, Russell Henley, and Zach Johnson by a shot at 10-under-130, with his successive rounds of 64 and 66.
Co-leaders from the opening round Speith and Johnson saw a downfall (not much for Johnson) as he just dropped a spot, but Spieth went 24 spots down for a T-25 finish with his tough round of 3-over-73 consisting an eagle on the par-5 sixth, a feat he repeated from Thursday (on the same hole), one-birdie, three bogeys, and a triple-bogey on the par-5 13th. He is joined by Stewart Cink, Si Woo Kim (2017 The PLAYERS Championship winner), Kyle Stanley, Peter Malnati (T-3 on Day1), Emiliano Grillo, J.J. Henry, Hunter Mahan, and John Huh.
Notable performance came from 11-time winner on the PGA Tour Bubba Watson who moved 69 spots up for a T-8 finish on Friday with his splendid round of 63 consisting an eagle on the par-5 13th, six birdies, and just a lone bogey on par-3 16th. He is joined by Rory McIlroy and Lanto Griffin, a lesser known name, but achieved the same feat as Watson with his similar rounds of 70 and 63, climbing all the way up to T-8.
Lahiri stays strong
Lahiri stood T-23 with 67 on Thursday and repeated his 67 on Friday for a total of 6-under-134 for a T-11 position on Friday. He is joined by Steve Marino, J.B. Holmes, Ryan Blaum, David Lingmerth, and 2016 and 2018 THE PLAYERS Champion and 2015 and 2018 Farmers Insurance Open Champion Jason Day.
Lahiri’s best performance at the Travelers Championship stands at T-17, a feat he achieved last year, and by the looks of it, he is in a strong position to finish under Top-10, if not win it, as he remains just 4-strokes away from the overnight leader and has two more rounds to go.