Butterfield Bermuda Championship R2

Taylor Pendrith shoots 61 to take the lead

Bermuda Championship 2021 R2
October 28-31
Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton, Bermuda
$6,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Canada’s Taylor Pendrith shot a second round 61 marred only by a bogey at the par-3 13th to take a one-shot lead at 11-under on a calmer day in the Butterfield Bermuda Championship at Port Royal.


Bermuda Championship 2021 R2

“Yesterday was some of the worst weather I’ve ever played in and just almost like surviving out there. Didn’t really matter how you hit it, you just have to hit shots. Today was a completely different story and could actually enjoy the views of Bermuda, so it was great.

“I think I made a lot of nice putts today and I drove it really well. I put myself in some good positions on the greens to make some birdies and the putter was hot. I had a lot of one-putts today, which is always good.”


Bermuda Championship 2021 R2

“Got off to a great start and then made the turn. Made eagle on 17 and had a good look on 18. And I got five in a row I guess on the front nine, gave me some momentum and the putter was hot, saw some putts go in. Seemed like everything had a chance to go in.”

Pendrith, who got married two weeks ago, is in his rookie season on the PGA Tour and has made the cut in all three of his starts.


Bermuda Championship 2021 R2

American Patrick Rodgers shot a 64 to move into second place at 10-under followed by compatriot Vincent Whaley (67) in third place at 9-under.

“I’ve never seen Bermuda this calm, at least here at Port Royal,” said Rodgers. “I felt like it was a round where we needed to take advantage of it and I just did a great job of staying patient and giving myself a ton of opportunities. I didn’t feel like I was overly aggressive at any point today and I just kind of plodded along. I think I hit 17 greens, so I just kept giving myself chance after chance and it added up to a great day.

“Yesterday was a challenge. Obviously it was a little more scorable as the day went on, but you sort of learn to expect that kind of breeze out here. Yeah, today obviously was much more scorable, but just good patient ball control both rounds and I’m really pleased about that.”


Bermuda Championship 2021 R2

New Zealand’s Danny Lee and England’s David Skinns both shot 67 to tie for fourth place at 8-under.

“Definitely where I’m at is a very good spot to be in after first two rounds,” said Lee. “It was definitely at lot more gettable today than yesterday. Yesterday was, it was hard to walk on some of the holes. It was definitely a lot easier today, I just made a couple silly mistakes on the first nine holes and I wasn’t, I was hitting a lot of good putts, I just didn’t make anything until I holed it out from 90 yards on No., it was my back nine, so No. 5. I was just grinding it out out there. I haven’t seen the weekend in a while, so I was just trying to make the cut and all of a sudden after that hole-out on No. 5, everything just went smoothly.”


Bermuda Championship 2021 R2

Overnight co-leader Chad Ramey shot shot three birdies, a bogey and a double bogey to close with a 71 and moved down into a share of 10th at 6-under. Co-leader Brandon Hagy had an almost identical round with one fewer birdie and moves down into a share of 17th place at 5-under.

Defending champion Brian Gay, who shot 75 in the first round, produced a 67 on Friday to make the cut at even-par 142.


Bermuda Championship 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Taylor Pendrith
-11
70
61
131
2
Patrick Rodgers
-10
68
64
132
3
Vincent Whaley
-9
66
67
133
T4
Danny Lee
-8
67
67
134
T4
David Skinns
-8
67
67
134
T6
Peter Malnati
-7
70
65
135
T6
Lucas Herbert
-7
70
65
135
T6
Patrick Flavin
-7
69
66
135
T6
Justin Lower
-7
67
68
135
T10
Peter Uihlein
-6
71
65
136
T10
Chad Ramey
-6
65
71
136
T10
Alex Smalley
-6
69
67
136
T10
Curtis Thompson
-6
69
67
136
T10
Ludvig Aberg (a)
-6
68
68
136
T10
Adam Svensson
-6
68
68
136
T10
Chase Seiffert
-6
71
65
136
T17
Sean O’Hair
-5
69
68
137
T17
Brandon Hagy
-5
65
72
137
T17
Patrick Reed
-5
68
69
137
T17
Seamus Power
-5
67
70
137
T17
Graeme McDowell
-5
70
67
137
T17
Guido Migliozzi
-5
72
65
137
T17
Matthias Schwab
-5
74
63
137
T17
Davis Riley
-5
71
66
137
T17
Mark Hubbard
-5
74
63
137
T26
D.A. Points
-4
69
69
138
T26
Dylan Frittelli
-4
68
70
138
T26
Kramer Hickok
-4
70
68
138
T26
Dylan Wu
-4
69
69
138
T26
J.J. Spaun
-4
73
65
138
T26
Luke Donald
-4
72
66
138
T26
Brett Drewitt
-4
72
66
138
T26
Max McGreevy
-4
73
65
138
T34
Scott Gutschewski
-3
69
70
139
T34
Garrick Higgo
-3
67
72
139
T34
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
-3
67
72
139
T34
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-3
71
68
139
T34
Stephan Jaeger
-3
72
67
139
T34
Thomas Detry
-3
73
66
139
T34
Robert Garrigus
-3
72
67
139
T34
Matt Fitzpatrick
-3
71
68
139
T34
Hayden Buckley
-3
71
68
139
T34
Ben Crane
-3
71
68
139
T34
Greyson Sigg
-3
68
71
139
T34
Austin Eckroat
-3
68
71
139
T46
Sangmoon Bae
-2
71
69
140
T46
Denny McCarthy
-2
72
68
140
T46
Brandon Wu
-2
70
70
140
T46
Kyle Wilshire
-2
73
67
140
T46
John Merrick
-2
72
68
140
T46
Sahith Theegala
-2
74
66
140
T46
Adam Hadwin
-2
74
66
140
T46
Russell Knox
-2
72
68
140
T46
Scott Brown
-2
71
69
140
T46
Jonathan Byrd
-2
72
68
140
T46
Aaron Rai
-2
71
69
140
T57
Ben Martin
-1
71
70
141
T57
Johnson Wagner
-1
74
67
141
T57
David Hearn
-1
69
72
141
T57
Mito Pereira
-1
73
68
141
T57
Sepp Straka
-1
74
67
141
T57
Seth Reeves
-1
69
72
141
T63
Scott Stallings
E
74
68
142
T63
Seung-Yul Noh
E
73
69
142
T63
John Senden
E
72
70
142
T63
Arjun Atwal
E
70
72
142
T63
Kurt Kitayama
E
74
68
142
T63
Ryan Armour
E
73
69
142
T63
Nick Watney
E
70
72
142
T63
Brian Gay
E
75
67
142
T63
Camilo Villegas
E
77
65
142
T63
David Lingmerth
E
75
67
142
T63
Jim Knous
E
76
66
142
T63
Ben Kohles
E
74
68
142
T63
Lee Hodges
E
72
70
142
CUT
Michael Kim
+1
73
70
143
CUT
Olin Browne
+1
74
69
143
CUT
Jason Dufner
+1
73
70
143
CUT
Austin Smotherman
+1
76
67
143
CUT
Harry Hall
+1
72
71
143
CUT
Nick Hardy
+1
75
68
143
CUT
Chris Stroud
+1
75
68
143
CUT
Daniel Chopra
+1
73
70
143
CUT
Brian Stuard
+1
75
68
143
CUT
J.J. Henry
+1
75
68
143
CUT
Andrew Novak
+1
75
68
143
CUT
Bo Hoag
+1
70
73
143
CUT
Fabián Gómez
+2
74
70
144
CUT
Cameron Percy
+2
76
68
144
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
+2
73
71
144
CUT
Jordan Gumberg
+2
71
73
144
CUT
Ted Potter, Jr.
+2
76
68
144
CUT
Austin Cook
+2
75
69
144
CUT
Dawie van der Walt
+2
76
68
144
CUT
Greg Chalmers
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
+3
75
70
145
CUT
Hank Lebioda
+3
71
74
145
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
+3
77
68
145
CUT
David Lipsky
+3
74
71
145
CUT
Erik Barnes
+3
74
71
145
CUT
John Pak
+3
77
68
145
CUT
Beau Hossler
+4
78
68
146
CUT
Martin Trainer
+4
77
69
146
CUT
Jason Bohn
+4
74
72
146
CUT
Matt Hill
+4
74
72
146
CUT
Danny Willett
+5
75
72
147
CUT
Ricky Barnes
+5
77
70
147
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
+5
76
71
147
CUT
Nick Taylor
+5
76
71
147
CUT
Tommy Gainey
+5
76
71
147
CUT
Andres Romero
+6
75
73
148
CUT
Ted Purdy
+7
75
74
149
CUT
Jay McLuen
+7
79
70
149
CUT
Michael Sims
+8
73
77
150
CUT
Kevin Stadler
+8
73
77
150
CUT
Camiko Smith
+8
80
70
150
CUT
Richard Johnson
+9
77
74
151
CUT
John Rollins
+9
80
71
151
CUT
Greg Koch
+9
78
73
151
CUT
Damian Palanyandi (a)
+10
76
76
152
CUT
Parker McLachlin
+13
79
76
155
CUT
Chaka DeSilva
+14
76
80
156
CUT
Brian Morris
+39
89
92
181
W/D
Matt Every
E
76
38
114
W/D
Brendon de Jonge
E
80
80
DQ
Callum Tarren
E
77
71
148
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