Davis Thompson takes two-shot lead into the weekend

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January 21, 2023
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PGA Tour rookie Davis Thompson, playing the Nicklaus Tournament Course, fired three more eagles on Friday. He closed with a 64 to hold on to his two-shot lead at 18-under in The American Express.

The American holds his first 36-hole lead or co-lead on Tour and tied the most eagles made in a 72-hole event on record (1983-present).

"I just had some good numbers into par-5s and was able to execute my shots. I had some putts drop. So it was nice to make some eagles."

"I think putting the ball in the fairway, hitting a lot of greens and really seeing lines well on my putts[went well]," said Thompson. "Just everything is kind of clicking these last two days and I'm just looking forward to trying to keep it rolling tomorrow."

Jon Rahm, also playing playing the Nicklaus Tournament Course, lies in second place at 16-under after carding a second 64.

He holds the Tour's longest active made-cuts streak (20) with his last missed cut coming at the 2021 Fortinet Championship.

"Feeling great. Lot of confidence," said the Spaniard. "Having essentially the hardest course two days in a row, but I'm in a really good position. So hopefully I can keep the good game going."

Tom Kim shot the low round of the day with a 10-under 62 on the Nicklaus Course. He shares third place at 13-under with fellow South Korean Sungjae Im (66), Americans J.T. Poston (66) and Tyler Duncan (67) and Australian Jason Day (64).

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T14Sam Burns (LQ)-106470134
T14Robby Shelton (LQ)-106668134
T21Stewart Cink (NT)-96768135
T21Christiaan Bezuidenhout (LQ)-96867135
T21Eric Cole (SC)-96570135
T21Danny Lee (LQ)-96768135
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T21Alex Smalley (LQ)-96768135
T21Carson Young (SC)-96768135
T21Trevor Werbylo (SC)-96669135
T21Greyson Sigg (SC)-96669135
T21Garrick Higgo (LQ)-96768135
T21Thomas Detry (NT)-96966135
T21Zach Johnson (LQ)-96768135
T21Russell Knox (LQ)-96669135
T34Sahith Theegala (NT)-86670136
T34Michael Block (SC)-86571136
T34Denny McCarthy (NT)-86571136
T34Matti Schmid (LQ)-86472136
T34Chris Kirk (NT)-86967136
T34Harry Higgs (LQ)-87066136
T34Rickie Fowler (NT)-86868136
T34Tony Finau (NT)-86967136
T34Keith Mitchell (LQ)-86670136
T34Joseph Bramlett (SC)-86670136
T34Dean Burmester (SC)-86571136
T34Harrison Endycott (LQ)-86571136
T46Matthias Schwab (LQ)-76671137
T46Tano Goya (LQ)-76671137
T46Ryan Armour (NT)-76968137
T46Davis Riley (NT)-77067137
T46Michael Kim (LQ)-76770137
T46Taylor Moore (NT)-76869137
T46Erik van Rooyen (LQ)-76572137
T46Tom Hoge (LQ)-77166137
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T46Stephan Jaeger (LQ)-76869137
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T46Adam Hadwin (NT)-76869137
T46Justin Suh (NT)-77265137
T59Ben Martin (SC)-67266138
T59Mark Hubbard (SC)-66771138
T59Brendon Todd (SC)-66870138
T59Sebastián Muñoz (LQ)-67167138
T59Will Gordon (NT)-66870138
T59Andrew Putnam (LQ)-66969138
T59Callum Tarren (LQ)-67167138
T59Charley Hoffman (NT)-66771138
T59Dylan Wu (LQ)-66969138
T59Kevin Roy (SC)-67068138
T59Sam Stevens (NT)-67068138
T59Austin Cook (SC)-66870138
T59Cameron Young (SC)-66870138
T59Will Zalatoris (SC)-66969138
T59Richy Werenski (SC)-66870138
T59Taylor Pendrith (NT)-67167138
T59Kevin Yu (SC)-67167138
T59Zecheng Dou (LQ)-67068138
T59John Pak (LQ)-67068138
T78Sam Ryder (LQ)-56970139
T78Justin Lower (NT)-57168139
T78David Lingmerth (LQ)-57168139
T78Vincent Norrman (LQ)-57069139
T78Jimmy Walker (SC)-56871139
T78Jhonattan Vegas (SC)-57366139
T78Harris English (LQ)-56871139
T78Aaron Baddeley (LQ)-57168139
T78Paul Haley II (SC)-57267139
T78MJ Daffue (NT)-56871139
T88Peter Malnati (SC)-46872140
T88Zac Blair (SC)-46971140
T88Aaron Wise (LQ)-47070140
T88Augusto Núñez (LQ)-47070140
T88Anders Albertson (LQ)-46872140
T88K.H. Lee (LQ)-47268140
T88Luke List (LQ)-47367140
T88Caleb Surratt (SC) (a)-47169140
T88Nate Lashley (SC)-46971140
T88Martin Laird (NT)-47169140
T88Ben Griffin (SC)-47367140
T88Scott Harrington (NT)-46971140
T88Troy Merritt (LQ)-46971140
T101Brendan Steele (NT)-36873141
T101Wesley Bryan (SC)-36774141
T101Trevor Cone (NT)-36972141
T101S.Y. Noh (SC)-36774141
T101Aaron Rai (SC)-37071141
T101Byeong Hun An (SC)-36774141
T101Brian Harman (SC)-37170141
T101Brice Garnett (SC)-37269141
T101Doug Ghim (NT)-36972141
T101Wyndham Clark (LQ)-37071141
T101Nick Taylor (NT)-37071141
T101Bill Haas (NT)-36972141
T101Kramer Hickok (LQ)-37170141
T101Lucas Glover (LQ)-36972141
T101Nico Echavarria (LQ)-37071141
T116Ryan Moore (LQ)-27270142
T116Erik Barnes (LQ)-27369142
T116Emiliano Grillo (SC)-26973142
T116Adam Long (NT)-27171142
T120Brandon Wu (LQ)-17568143
T120Cam Davis (LQ)-17271143
T120Carl Yuan (SC)-17073143
T120S.H. Kim (SC)-17073143
T120Kyle Westmoreland (NT)-17667143
T120Satoshi Kodaira (SC)-17568143
T120Kevin Chappell (SC)-16974143
T120Matthew NeSmith (NT)-17568143
T120Patrick Rodgers (NT)-16875143
T120David Lipsky (LQ)-17271143
T120Michael Gligic (LQ)-17370143
T120Jason Dufner (SC)-16974143
T120Chesson Hadley (LQ)-17370143
T133Lee Hodges (LQ)Par7668144
T133Philip Knowles (LQ)Par7272144
T133Jonathan Byrd (SC)Par7173144
T133James Hahn (SC)Par7371144
T133Danny Willett (SC)Par7173144
T133Max McGreevy (NT)Par7272144
T133Tyson Alexander (SC)Par7074144
T140Michael Thompson (SC)+17471145
T140Hank Lebioda (NT)+17075145
T140Taiga Semikawa (SC)+17075145
T140Gunner Wiebe (SC)+17075145
T140Nick Watney (SC)+17075145
T140Chez Reavie (NT)+17174145
T146Sung Kang (NT)+27571146
T146Rory Sabbatini (LQ)+27472146
T146Brandon Matthews (NT)+27076146
T146Austin Eckroat (NT)+27274146
T150Dylan Frittelli (NT)+37473147
T150Martin Trainer (SC)+37473147
T150Robert Streb (LQ)+37176147
153Brian Stuard (SC)+47276148
154Brent Grant (NT)+57574149
155Andrew Novak (NT)+87379152
156Adam Schenk (NT)+97776153
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The American Express 2023

Date: January 19th - 22nd 2023

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