Marc Leishman and Brian Harman are tied for the lead at 10-under
Marc Leishman is joined by Brian Harman for the lead in round two of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, where Leishman enjoyed the pleasure of having the only bogey-free round of the day with 4-under 69, and Harman climbed to the top with 5-under 68 consisting seven birdies and two bogeys for the day, taking their total to 10-under 136.
On the heels of the only bogey-free round of the day, Marc Leishman enters the weekend at the Sentry TOC in prime position to claim another PGA TOUR title.
Posted by PGA TOUR on Saturday, January 6, 2018
“I didn’t realize that there was like a leaderboard at the front desk. I scored really high and then all of a sudden all the people turn around,” he laughed.
“I’m having a couple of beers just having fun. It was a little different. But it’s fun. Good spot.”
Even then most didn’t realize he was a three-time PGA TOUR winner.
“One guy just said – wow, you’re pretty good with your tools,” Leishman laughed.
“I don’t really need to change anything. Certainly, going to play to win. I mean that’s what we are here for and after last year getting a taste for it, it would be nice to do it again as soon as possible,” Leishman said of his weekend mindset.
“It would be nice to just keep playing the way I’m playing and hopefully seal up the TOUR Championship earlier so you can go into the FedExCup Playoffs not thinking about getting into the TOUR Championship, you’re thinking about winning tournaments.”
Dustin Johnson moved a spot up for a third finish, after a brief joint lead on the board at nine-under 137, one-shot away from the co-leaders Leishman and Harman. Johnson posted 5-under 68 for the day consisting seven birdies and two bogeys, round similar to Harman.
Pat Perez posted season record 10 birdies in his round for a 7-under 66 today consisting an unfortunate double-bogey on the eight hole for a share of the fourth position on the board at eight-under 138 with Chris Stroud and Jhonattan Vegas.
Chris Stroud, Perez and 2016 Sentry Tournament champion Jordan Spieth posted the lowest round for the day of 7-under 66. Where Jordan Spieth suffered with an corneal abrasion on his right eye looked all fine today and with his round today proved that the injury is not serious and he can continue to play, he finished the day at five-under 141 for a share of the 13th position on the board, 17 spots up from his opening round T-30th finish. Spieth is joined by Jon Rahm and Billy Horschel.
The defending Champion Justin Thomas dropped 15 positions today for a T-27th finish with his round of 2-over 75 consisting four birdies, heart wrenching double-bogeys on the par-4 13th followed by another on the par-5 15th, and two bogeys to join Bryson DeChambeau at level par 146.