BMW Championship R2

Hideki Matsuyama breaks course record to take lead

August 15-18
Medinah CC (No. 3), Medinah, Illinois
$9,250,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


A day after both Justin Thomas and Jason Kokrak equalled the Medinah course record, Hideki Matsuyama broke it by two shots with an astonishing nine-under-par 63.


In doing so, the 27-year-old Japan player also took the BMW Championship lead after round two.

Matsuyama hit nine birdies and no bogeys to move to 12-under overall, one shot in front of Americans Patrick Cantlay and Tony Finau.

“It seemed like every birdie chance I had I made the putt,” Matsuyama told reporters.

Thomas shot a three-under 69 to move to 10-under overall, but fellow overnight leader Kokrak had a less successful day and fell back to six under after a one-over 73.


After going around in 66, England’s Tommy Fleetwood moved up to eight under alongside Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, who shot 67.

Tiger Woods’s form remains inconsistent, getting five birdies but also four bogeys in a second consecutive round of 71.

Brooks Koepka also scored a 71, moving the world number one to five under overall.

England’s Justin Rose shot a 73 and fell back to three under, one behind his compatriots Paul Casey and Ian Poulter.


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Ryder Cup Day 1

News
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-12
69
63
132
T2
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-11
66
67
133
T2
Tony Finau
USA
-11
67
66
133
4
Justin Thomas
USA
-10
65
69
134
T5
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-9
67
68
135
T5
Lucas Glover
USA
-9
66
69
135
T5
Chez Reavie
USA
-9
67
68
135
T5
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-9
67
68
135
T5
Corey Conners
CAN
-9
69
66
135
T5
Xander Schauffele
USA
-9
67
68
135
T11
Kevin Tway
USA
-8
69
67
136
T11
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-8
70
66
136
T11
Kevin Kisner
USA
-8
68
68
136
T11
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-8
69
67
136
T15
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-7
66
71
137
T15
Rickie Fowler
USA
-7
67
70
137
T15
Jon Rahm
ESP
-7
68
69
137
T15
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-7
70
67
137
T15
Max Homa
USA
-7
70
67
137
T15
Joel Dahmen
USA
-7
66
71
137
T21
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-6
71
67
138
T21
Jason Kokrak
USA
-6
65
73
138
T21
Jim Furyk
USA
-6
66
72
138
T21
Adam Scott
AUS
-6
67
71
138
T25
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-5
70
69
139
T25
Charles Howell III
USA
-5
70
69
139
T25
Brooks Koepka
USA
-5
68
71
139
T25
Patrick Reed
USA
-5
68
71
139
T25
Cameron Champ
USA
-5
71
68
139
T25
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-5
74
65
139
T31
Ryan Moore
USA
-4
71
69
140
T31
Ryan Palmer
USA
-4
68
72
140
T31
Andrew Putnam
USA
-4
71
69
140
T31
J. B. Holmes
USA
-4
69
71
140
T31
Ian Poulter
ENG
-4
70
70
140
T31
Scott Piercy
USA
-4
67
73
140
T31
Paul Casey
ENG
-4
70
70
140
T31
Abraham Ancer
USA
-4
68
72
140
T31
Collin Morikawa
USA
-4
67
73
140
T40
Jason Day
AUS
-3
70
71
141
T40
Justin Rose
ENG
-3
68
73
141
T40
Matt Kuchar
USA
-3
71
70
141
T40
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
-3
71
70
141
T40
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-3
72
69
141
T40
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-3
69
72
141
T40
Jordan Spieth
USA
-3
70
71
141
T40
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-3
69
72
141
T48
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-2
69
73
142
T48
Tiger Woods
USA
-2
71
71
142
T48
Dustin Johnson
USA
-2
70
72
142
T48
Webb Simpson
USA
-2
70
72
142
T48
Adam Long
USA
-2
72
70
142
T48
J. T. Poston
USA
-2
68
74
142
T48
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-2
70
72
142
T48
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-2
71
71
142
T48
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-2
72
70
142
T48
Wyndham Clark
USA
-2
69
73
142
T58
Marc Leishman
AUS
-1
72
71
143
T58
Keegan Bradley
USA
-1
69
74
143
T58
Phil Mickelson
USA
-1
70
73
143
T58
Gary Woodland
USA
-1
70
73
143
T58
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-1
73
70
143
63
Billy Horschel
USA
Par
71
73
144
T64
Troy Merritt
USA
1
69
76
145
T64
Nate Lashley
USA
1
72
73
145
T64
Francesco Molinari
ITA
1
72
73
145
T67
Harold Varner III
USA
2
72
74
146
T67
Keith Mitchell
USA
2
72
74
146
T67
Shane Lowry
IRL
2
72
74
146
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