Arnold Palmer Invitational - R2

Fleetwood & Bradley tied for lead

March 07-10
Bay Hill Club and Lodge, Bay Hill, Florida
$9,100,000

Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Tommy Fleetwood drained two eagles en route to grabbing a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the US PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida on Friday.

The 28-year-old Englishman, who is seeking his first title on the US Tour, posted a six-under 66 at the Bay Hill course in Orlando, Florida to tie Keegan Bradley at the top of the leaderboard with a nine-under 135 total.

Former PGA Championship winner Bradley fired a four-under 68 to seize a share of a 36-hole lead for the first time since 2013.

Fleetwood rolled in eagles on the sixth and 12th holes to become the only player to have two eagles in a round twice this season. He also did it in his most recent start at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

“Hopefully, I can continue to play well around here,” said Fleetwood, who now has nine straight sub-70 second round scores on the Tour. “It was just nice to have a day like that and just constantly feel at ease, really, with hitting good golf shots.”

Fleetwood’s last tournament win came on the European Tour when he captured the 2018 Abu Dhabi event.

His has finished runner-up twice in his career on the PGA Tour at last year’s US Open and the 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship.

“I’ve done a lot of good things over the last two, three years,” Fleetwood said. “That would be the next logical step to win in America or win on the PGA Tour and then see where we go from there.”

Jhonattan Vegas and Billy Horschel are part of a group of six golfers at five-under 139, four strokes back of the Fleetwood and Bradley.

Vegas shot a two-under 70 and Horschel, who teed off in the morning group, had a 71.Difficult test


First round leader Rafa Cabrera Bello shot a 75 and is tied for ninth.

Defending champion Rory McIlroy, who won last year with a 18-under 270 total, fired a 70 and is tied for 31st.

“The golf course is hard,” said McIlroy. “It’s probably more of a test off the tee than the last few weeks. If I hit fairways on the weekend, I’ll feel like I’ve got a good chance.”

Among the players missing the cut by one stroke are Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Vijay Singh.

Former champion Mickelson missed the cut with rounds of 68 and 78.

“That’s probably the score I deserved,” he said of his 78 which included a couple of double bogeys.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-9
69
66
135
T1
Keegan Bradley
USA
-9
67
68
135
T3
Billy Horschel
USA
-5
68
71
139
T3
Francesco Molinari
ITA
-5
69
70
139
T3
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-5
69
70
139
T3
Keith Mitchell
USA
-5
71
68
139
T3
Kevin Kisner
USA
-5
70
69
139
T3
Roger Sloan
CAN
-5
70
69
139
T9
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-4
72
68
140
T9
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-4
71
69
140
T9
Bubba Watson
USA
-4
68
72
140
T9
Patrick Reed
USA
-4
70
70
140
T9
Matt Wallace
ENG
-4
71
69
140
T9
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-4
70
70
140
T9
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-4
70
70
140
T9
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-4
65
75
140
T17
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-3
68
73
141
T17
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-3
69
72
141
T17
Charles Howell III
USA
-3
74
67
141
T17
Zach Johnson
USA
-3
70
71
141
T17
J. J. Spaun
USA
-3
71
70
141
T17
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-3
71
70
141
T17
Sam Saunders
USA
-3
73
68
141
T17
Martin Kaymer
GER
-3
72
69
141
T17
Jimmy Walker
USA
-3
70
71
141
T17
Justin Rose
ENG
-3
71
70
141
T17
Brendan Steele
USA
-3
70
71
141
T17
Ian Poulter
ENG
-3
73
68
141
T17
Martin Trainer
USA
-3
70
71
141
T17
Lucas Glover
USA
-3
70
71
141
T31
Beau Hossler
USA
-2
76
66
142
T31
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-2
71
71
142
T31
Pat Perez
USA
-2
69
73
142
T31
Aaron Wise
USA
-2
72
70
142
T31
Marc Leishman
AUS
-2
72
70
142
T31
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-2
72
70
142
T31
Luke List
USA
-2
70
72
142
T31
Tim Herron
USA
-2
72
70
142
T31
Kevin Streelman
USA
-2
70
72
142
T31
Chesson Hadley
USA
-2
71
71
142
T31
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-2
72
70
142
T42
D. A. Points
USA
-1
72
71
143
T42
Scott Stallings
USA
-1
69
74
143
T42
Jason Kokrak
USA
-1
70
73
143
T42
Adam Schenk
USA
-1
70
73
143
T42
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-1
74
69
143
T42
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-1
74
69
143
T42
Ryan Moore
USA
-1
71
72
143
T42
Sam Ryder
USA
-1
74
69
143
T42
Johnson Wagner
USA
-1
71
72
143
T42
Henrik Stenson
SWE
-1
77
66
143
T42
J. T. Poston
USA
-1
71
72
143
T42
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-1
68
75
143
T42
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-1
72
71
143
T55
Hudson Swafford
USA
Par
70
74
144
T55
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
Par
72
72
144
T55
Chris Kirk
USA
Par
71
73
144
T55
Viktor Hovland
NOR
Par
74
70
144
T55
Brandt Snedeker
USA
Par
73
71
144
T55
Scott Piercy
USA
Par
74
70
144
T55
Steve Stricker
USA
Par
75
69
144
T62
Hunter Mahan
USA
1
76
69
145
T62
Adam Hadwin
CAN
1
70
75
145
T62
Adam Long
USA
1
74
71
145
T62
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
1
75
70
145
T62
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
1
70
75
145
T62
Sam Burns
USA
1
76
69
145
T62
Ryan Blaum
USA
1
73
72
145
T62
Rickie Fowler
USA
1
74
71
145
T62
Harris English
USA
1
76
69
145
CUT
Austin Cook
USA
2
75
71
146
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
2
75
71
146
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT
Bud Cauley
USA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Charley Hoffman
USA
2
75
71
146
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
2
73
73
146
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Kevin Na
USA
2
73
73
146
CUT
Kyle Stanley
USA
2
75
71
146
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
2
76
70
146
CUT
Phil Mickelson
USA
2
68
78
146
CUT
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
2
73
73
146
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
2
75
71
146
CUT
Vijay Singh
FIJ
2
73
73
146
CUT
Braden Thornberry
USA
3
76
71
147
CUT
Brian Gay
USA
3
74
73
147
CUT
Brooks Koepka
USA
3
74
73
147
CUT
Danny Lee
NZL
3
70
77
147
CUT
Justin Suh
USA
3
72
75
147
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
3
73
74
147
CUT
J. B. Holmes
USA
4
78
70
148
CUT
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
4
76
72
148
CUT
Martin Laird
SCO
4
77
71
148
CUT
Nate Lashley
USA
4
71
77
148
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
4
76
72
148
CUT
Ryan Armour
USA
4
75
73
148
CUT
Andrew Landry
USA
5
80
69
149
CUT
Brian Harman
USA
5
75
74
149
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
5
71
78
149
CUT
Daniel Berger
USA
5
77
72
149
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
5
74
75
149
CUT
Shane Lowry
IRL
5
70
79
149
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
6
78
72
150
CUT
Jason Dufner
USA
6
76
74
150
CUT
Joel Dahmen
USA
6
74
76
150
CUT
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
6
78
72
150
CUT
Abraham Ancer
USA
7
77
74
151
CUT
Cameron Champ
USA
7
81
70
151
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
7
72
79
151
CUT
Haotong Li
CHN
7
77
74
151
CUT
Harold Varner III
USA
7
79
72
151
CUT
Richy Werenski
USA
7
77
74
151
CUT
Stewart Cink
USA
7
72
79
151
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
7
81
70
151
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
8
77
75
152
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
10
78
76
154
CUT
Scott Langley
USA
10
74
80
154
CUT
Rod Perry
USA
11
75
80
155
CUT
Bill Haas
USA
12
77
79
156
CUT
Matthew Every
USA
12
83
73
156
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
13
79
78
157
CUT
Robert Gamez
USA
20
82
82
164
RET
Jason Day
AUS
Par
0
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