AT&T Byron Nelson R2

Sam Burns takes 36-hole lead in Texas

Byron Nelson 2021 R2
May 13-16
TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas
$8,100,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Sam Burns made birdies on six of his last holes in the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to sign for a career-low 10-under 62. He takes the lead by two shots in his first start since winning his first PGA Tournament at Innisbrook two weeks ago. Should he win on Sunday, he would become the first player to win his first two PGA titles in consecutive starts since Camilo Villegas in 2008.


Byron Nelson 2021 R2

“The biggest thing for me is just seeing the hard work that we put in it, start seeing results from that,” said Burns. “A lot of times you don’t know how long the results are going to take. It’s cool to see some feedback from the progress we’ve made back home and seeing it in tournament play as well.”

Although Burns’ score doesn’t reflect it, the wind picked up during the second round and scores rose along with it with much fewer rounds in the 60s than during the first round.


Byron Nelson 2021 R2

First round leader Jordan Spieth made just three birdies on Friday and slipped back into a share of sixth place at 11-under but is still in his best position for a top-10 finish in five years. Spieth won the Valero Texas Open in April, ending a four-year title drought and came T3 in the Masters the following week.

“There is no reason for me not to trust everything I’m doing,” said Spieth. “At this point, I’ve got an opportunity to contend here, and if I can get myself a chance on Sunday, that is the best prep for this tournament and also next week.”


Byron Nelson 2021 R2

Lee Westwood, returning to competition golf for the first time in a month, improved on his first round 71 with a 64 and is T22 at 9-under.

“I don’t want to call it prep for next week, but I prefer to go into a major championship being competitive the week before.”


Byron Nelson 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Sam Burns
-17
65
62
3
2
Alex Noren
-15
*
65
64
129
3
K.H. Lee
-14
*
65
65
130
4
Doc Redman
-13
*
64
67
131
5
J.J. Spaun
-12
63
69
132
T6
Jordan Spieth
-11
*
63
70
133
T6
Matt Kuchar
-11
67
66
133
T6
Patton Kizzire
-11
*
69
64
133
T6
Seamus Power
-11
*
65
68
133
T6
Charl Schwartzel
-11
*
65
68
133
T6
Carlos Ortiz
-11
67
66
133
T12
Wyndham Clark
-10
*
66
68
134
T12
Ted Potter, Jr.
-10
66
68
134
T12
Joseph Bramlett
-10
64
70
134
T12
Vincent Whaley
-10
*
69
65
134
T12
Ben Martin
-10
*
65
69
134
T12
Sebastián Muñoz
-10
*
66
68
134
T12
Brandt Snedeker
-10
66
68
134
T12
Bronson Burgoon
-10
*
68
66
134
T12
Hank Lebioda
-10
67
67
134
T12
Roger Sloan
-10
*
66
68
134
T22
Sepp Straka
-9
68
67
135
T22
Charles Howell III
-9
*
65
70
135
T22
Lee Westwood
-9
*
71
64
135
T22
Rafa Cabrera Bello
-9
64
71
135
T22
Marc Leishman
-9
66
69
135
T27
Si Woo Kim
-8
66
70
136
T27
Sung Kang
-8
*
67
69
136
T27
Austin Cook
-8
68
68
136
T27
Daniel Berger
-8
69
67
136
T27
Sean O’Hair
-8
*
67
69
136
T27
Aaron Wise
-8
*
64
72
136
T27
Ryan Palmer
-8
67
69
136
T27
Russell Knox
-8
*
69
67
136
T27
Michael Kim
-8
*
69
67
136
T27
Ryan Armour
-8
*
70
66
136
T27
Mark Hubbard
-8
*
65
71
136
T27
Adam Schenk
-8
66
70
136
T27
Nelson Ledesma
-8
68
68
136
T40
Bo Hoag
-7
*
66
71
137
T40
Scott Brown
-7
*
66
71
137
T40
Scottie Scheffler
-7
*
67
70
137
T40
Jon Rahm
-7
*
68
69
137
T40
Pat Perez
-7
70
67
137
T40
Michael Gligic
-7
65
72
137
T40
Patrick Rodgers
-7
*
71
66
137
T40
Brice Garnett
-7
*
68
69
137
T40
Bryson DeChambeau
-7
69
68
137
T40
Luke List
-7
68
69
137
T40
Jhonattan Vegas
-7
65
72
137
T40
Rob Oppenheim
-7
68
69
137
T40
Mark Anderson
-7
*
68
69
137
T53
Johnson Wagner
-6
*
67
71
138
T53
Cameron Percy
-6
68
70
138
T53
Will Zalatoris
-6
*
70
68
138
T53
Hideki Matsuyama
-6
*
68
70
138
T53
Martin Laird
-6
*
72
66
138
T53
Wesley Bryan
-6
67
71
138
T53
Brian Stuard
-6
69
69
138
T53
Michael Gellerman
-6
*
67
71
138
T53
Dylan Meyer
-6
*
66
72
138
T53
Rory Sabbatini
-6
67
71
138
T53
Cameron Champ
-6
72
66
138
T53
Satoshi Kodaira
-6
*
67
71
138
T53
Luke Donald
-6
*
65
73
138
T53
Harris English
-6
70
68
138
T53
Troy Merritt
-6
*
68
70
138
T53
Keith Mitchell
-6
67
71
138
T53
D.J. Trahan
-6
*
69
69
138
T53
Scott Stallings
-6
*
67
71
138
T53
Talor Gooch
-6
*
69
69
138
T53
Wes Roach
-6
*
68
70
138
CUT
Will Gordon
-5
69
70
139
CUT
Tim Wilkinson
-5
68
71
139
CUT
Ricky Barnes
-5
68
71
139
CUT
Harry Higgs
-5
68
71
139
CUT
Rickie Fowler
-5
67
72
139
CUT
Jason Day
-5
70
69
139
CUT
David Hearn
-5
70
69
139
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
-5
72
67
139
CUT
Rhein Gibson
-5
66
73
139
CUT
Thomas Pieters
-5
70
69
139
CUT
Antoine Rozner
-5
68
71
139
CUT
John Catlin
-5
67
72
139
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
-5
69
70
139
CUT
James Hahn
-5
71
68
139
CUT
Tom Lewis
-5
71
68
139
CUT
Kevin Tway
-5
70
69
139
CUT
Andrew Putnam
-5
69
70
139
CUT
Jimmy Walker
-5
70
69
139
CUT
Cole Hammer (a)
-5
68
71
139
CUT
Jonas Blixt
-4
66
74
140
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
-4
70
70
140
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
-4
72
68
140
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
-4
70
70
140
CUT
Kris Ventura
-4
66
74
140
CUT
Ryan Brehm
-4
68
72
140
CUT
Danny Lee
-4
71
69
140
CUT
Sergio Garcia
-4
65
75
140
CUT
Martin Trainer
-4
71
69
140
CUT
Andrew Landry
-4
69
71
140
CUT
Kramer Hickok
-4
69
71
140
CUT
Rafael Campos
-4
69
71
140
CUT
MJ Daffue
-4
67
73
140
CUT
Peter Uihlein
-3
70
71
141
CUT
Charlie Beljan
-3
71
70
141
CUT
Hunter Mahan
-3
71
70
141
CUT
K.J. Choi
-3
68
73
141
CUT
Scott Harrington
-3
67
74
141
CUT
Brooks Koepka
-3
71
70
141
CUT
Scott Piercy
-3
73
68
141
CUT
Padraig Harrington
-3
66
75
141
CUT
Bill Haas
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Nick Watney
-2
68
74
142
CUT
Matt Fitzpatrick
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
-2
68
74
142
CUT
John Huh
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Doug Ghim
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Ryan Moore
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Tom Lovelady
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Zack Sucher
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Chesson Hadley
-2
67
75
142
CUT
Hudson Swafford
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Shawn Stefani
-2
67
75
142
CUT
Erik van Rooyen
-1
72
71
143
CUT
J.B. Holmes
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Kevin Chappell
-1
74
69
143
CUT
J.J. Henry
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Beau Hossler
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Tom Hoge
-1
68
75
143
CUT
Sam Ryder
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Ryan Blaum
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Greg Chalmers
-1
69
74
143
CUT
John Senden
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Grayson Murray
E
75
69
144
CUT
Pierceson Coody (a)
E
74
70
144
CUT
Josh Teater
1
71
74
145
CUT
Tyler Duncan
1
70
75
145
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
1
70
75
145
CUT
Ryan Lumsden
1
71
74
145
CUT
Chris Baker
1
69
76
145
CUT
Fabián Gómez
1
70
75
145
CUT
Nate Lashley
1
71
74
145
CUT
David Lingmerth
2
75
71
146
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
2
72
74
146
CUT
Matt Every
2
70
76
146
CUT
Ben Taylor
2
73
73
146
CUT
Kelly Kraft
3
71
76
147
CUT
Shane Pearce
4
71
77
148
CUT
George McNeill
5
74
75
149
CUT
Kevin Stadler
6
76
74
150
CUT
Tyler Strafaci
6
70
80
150
CUT
John Lyras
6
73
77
150
WD
Roberto Castro
E
72
72
* Player started on the back nine
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