Lee Hodges holds on to lead by four-shots

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July 29, 2023
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Overnight leader Lee Hodges followed up his opening 63 with another bogey-free round of 64 to take a four-shot lead at 15-under in the 3M Open. His first 36-hole lead/co-lead on Tour.

His 127 total marks his low 36-hole total on Tour and sets the tournament 36-hole scoring record, bettering Bryson DeChambeau’s 128 in 2019.

"Same thing as yesterday. I've got a great attitude out there. Me and my caddie, we're 70-something on the [FedEx Cup] points list, like what do we have to lose, you know? We've committed to every shot we've hit so far, which has been great. We'll continue to do it, because what do we have to lose.

"I've got great speed out there. Me and my coach, Marcus Potter, have been putting a lot of work in. We got this new green reading system that we've been using and it's been great on greens like this where there's a little bit of slope around the cups and you've got to kind of see it in there. It's been working really great for us.

"It's Ralph Bauer's system. You just kind of feel the slope in your feet and it's kind of like almost a little bit of math involved, but it's super simple. I have a hard time doing this with the AimPoint because I feel like I'd be off. Just being able to get a quick number like that has been really good. And I've trusted it. I've learned that my feet are pretty good like even since we started, but I've really been trusting it and it's been paying off."

Hodges is one of two bogey-free players through 36 holes, along with Tyler Duncan who shot a 67 to retain solo second place at 11-under.

Kevin Streelman posted a bogey-free 68 for a share of third place at 10-under alongside J.T. Poston (66), Tony Finau (66) and Brandt Snedeker (68) completing the all-American Top-5.

The projected 36-hole cut of 4-under 138 would represent the lowest cut in tournament history.

The first round, suspended for the day Thursday at 6:59 p.m. CT with 21 players remaining, resumed Friday at 7:56 a.m. and concluded at 8:43 a.m.

The second round began as scheduled at 6:45 a.m. and was suspended at 4:23 p.m. due to dangerous weather. The second round resumed at 6:20 p.m., a delay of 1 hour, 57 minutes, and was suspended for the day at 8:53 p.m. due to darkness with six players to complete their round.

Play is scheduled to resume at 8:15 a.m. Saturday. Estimated tee times for round three are 9:25-11:35 a.m. off two tees in groups of three.

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2Tyler Duncan-116467131
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T3Tony Finau-106666132
T3Brandt Snedeker-106468132
T7Emiliano Grillo-96568133
T7David Lipsky-96964133
T7Billy Horschel-96667133
T10J.J. Spaun-86668134
T10Hideki Matsuyama-86470134
T10Keith Mitchell-86866134
T10Callum Tarren-86668134
T14Adam Long-77065135
T14Zac Blair-76966135
T14S.H. Kim-77164135
T14Nick Hardy-76570135
T14Adam Svensson-76669135
T14Cam Davis-76867135
T14Grayson Murray-76867135
T14Aaron Baddeley-76966135
T22Tyson Alexander-66967136
T22Eric Cole-67066136
T22Kevin Yu-67066136
T22Ludvig Aberg-67264136
T22Sam Ryder-67066136
T22Patrick Rodgers-66967136
T22Matt Kuchar-66769136
T22Vincent Norrman-66670136
T22Martin Laird-66868136
T22Brandon Wu-67165136
T22Frankie Capan III-66868136
T33Beau Hossler-56869137
T33Dylan Wu-57067137
T33Garrick Higgo-56869137
T33Stephan Jaeger-57166137
T33Aaron Rai-56968137
T33Jason Dufner-56968137
T33Kevin Chappell-56968137
T33MJ Daffue-56869137
T33Peter Kuest-57166137
T33Ryan Gerard-56968137
T33Trevor Cone-56671137
T33Kramer Hickok-56869137
T33Justin Suh-56572137
T33Doug Ghim-57463137
T33Ben Griffin-56869137
T33Tom Hoge-56869137
T33Matt Wallace-57166137
T33Mackenzie Hughes-56968137
T33Stewart Cink-57463137
T33Alex Noren-57166137
T33Doc Redman-56671137
T33James Hahn-56968137
T33Max McGreevy-56869137
T33Chesson Hadley-57166137
T33Russell Knox-57067137
T33Augusto Núñez-566-66
T59Nate Lashley-46870138
T59C.T. Pan-46870138
T59Trey Mullinax-47266138
T59Chad Ramey-47068138
T59Brice Garnett-47167138
T59Ben Taylor-47068138
T59Matti Schmid-46870138
T59Kaito Onishi-47167138
T59Paul Haley II-47068138
T59Henrik Norlander-46771138
T59Jim Herman-46969138
T59Sam Stevens-46969138
T59Matthias Schwab-46771138
T59Justin Lower-46771138
T59Kevin Tway-467-67
T59S.Y. Noh-469-69
T75Chad Collins-37168139
T75Sahith Theegala-37267139
T75Charley Hoffman-37168139
T75Andrew Novak-36970139
T75Ryan Armour-37168139
T75Ryan Palmer-37168139
T75Sean O'Hair-37267139
T75Erik van Rooyen-36871139
T75Nicolai Hojgaard-37168139
T75Preston Summerhays(a)-37069139
T75Tano Goya-37168139
T75Adam Hadwin-37069139
T75Lucas Glover-37168139
T75Taylor Pendrith-37168139
T75Scott Harrington-368-68
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T90Joel Dahmen-27268140
T90Chris Stroud-27169140
T90Davis Thompson-26971140
T90Brandon Matthews-27268140
T90Harry Hall-27070140
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T90Robby Shelton-27466140
T90Brian Stuard-26971140
T90Christiaan Bezuidenhout-27169140
T90Nick Watney-27565140
T102Taylor Montgomery-16873141
T102Matt NeSmith-17170141
T102Carson Young-17269141
T102K.H. Lee-17467141
T102Robert Streb-17071141
T102Ryan Moore-17071141
T102Mark Hubbard-17170141
T102Richy Werenski-17170141
T102Sungjae Im-17071141
T111Cameron PercyPar7072142
T111Satoshi KodairaPar7468142
T111David HearnPar7171142
T111Austin CookPar7171142
T111Jonathan ByrdPar7171142
T111Kevin RoyPar7369142
T111Carl YuanPar7567142
T111Sepp StrakaPar7171142
T111Trevor WerbyloPar73-73
T120Cody Gribble+17172143
T120Ben Martin+17370143
T120Hank Lebioda+17172143
T120Chez Reavie+16974143
T120Troy Merritt+17271143
T120Dylan Frittelli+17172143
T120Kyle Westmoreland+17370143
T120Michael Gligic+17370143
T128Harrison Endycott+26876144
T128Patton Kizzire+27470144
T128Derek Hitchner+27371144
T128Austin Eckroat+27470144
T128Sam Bennett+26975144
T133Lanto Griffin+37372145
T133Gary Woodland+37273145
T133Peter Malnati+37075145
T133Daniel Gale+37075145
T133Zecheng Dou+37372145
T133Thomas Lehman+376-76
T139Andrew Landry+47571146
T139Brian Gay+46977146
T139Michael Kim+47571146
T139Caleb VanArragon(a)+47670146
T143Greyson Sigg+57473147
T143Harry Higgs+57572147
T143Ryan Fox+57374147
T143Nico Echavarria+57275147
T143Martin Trainer+56879147
T148Alex Gaugert+67771148
T148Ryan Brehm+67375148
150Brent Grant+87971150
T151Austin Smotherman+97873151
T151Eric Rolland+97378151
153Will Gordon+107775152
154Noah Hofman+208676162
W/DKelly Kraft-74-74
W/DScott Piercy-80-80
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3M Open 2023

Date: July 27th - 30th 2023

Location: TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota

Purse: $7,800,000

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