Palmetto Championship R2

Chesson Hadley takes two-stroke lead in South Carolina

Palmetto Championship 2021 R2
June 10-13
Congaree Golf Club, Ridgeland, South Carolina
$7,300,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Chesson Hadley shot a 5-under 66 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the Palmetto Championship at Congaree. His 36-hole 11-under 131 score is his lowest total since the RSM Classic in 2016.


Palmetto Championship 2021 R2

Hadley’s good form this week comes as a surprise after missing the cut in ten of his last twelve starts.

“I definitely didn’t see this coming,” he said.


Palmetto Championship 2021 R2

He took a three week break after his fifth straight miss at last month’s Byron Nelson.

“I missed all those cuts in a row, and thank goodness I had three weeks off just to kind of hit the reset switch, get out on the boat, and just kind of forget about some things and spend some time with some family.”

“Obviously, we’re a long way from the winner’s circle. I’m so thankful to just feel that again, like I belong out here type of thing.”


Palmetto Championship 2021 R2

Behind him is Dustin Johnson who was tied for the lead after the 17th but double bogeyed the par-4 18th and signed for a 68. In spite of that Johnson’s 9-under 133 is his best 36-hole total since he won the Travelers Championship in June 2020.

“I feel like I’m playing really well. So got a lot of confidence in what I’m doing.”

“For me, it’s all about the misses. If you can keep your misses in play or on the right side of holes, it makes the game a lot easier.”

Johnson has had his own run of bad form recently, missing the cut at the Masters and the PGA Championship.


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Palmetto Championship 2021 R2

PGA Tour newcomer Tain Lee signed for a 68 after eight birdies, three bogeys and one double bogey at the par-3 5th to lie in third place at 7-under.

Overnight leader West Roach failed to make any birdies but did produce six bogeys for a 77 to slip down the leaderboard to T29 at 1-under.

Brooks Koepka, in his first start since he came second at the PGA Championship, struggled through both rounds (72-73) and missed the cut.

Palmetto Championship 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Chesson Hadley
-11
65
66
131
2
Dustin Johnson
-9
65
68
133
3
Tain Lee
-7
67
68
135
T4
Harris English *
-6
67
69
136
T4
Wilco Nienaber *
-6
68
68
136
T4
Pat Perez
-6
70
66
136
T4
Seamus Power
-6
70
66
136
T4
Chez Reavie *
-6
67
69
136
T4
Erik van Rooyen
-6
65
71
136
T10
Garrick Higgo *
-5
68
69
137
T10
Rob Oppenheim *
-5
69
68
137
T10
Doc Redman *
-5
65
72
137
T10
Patrick Rodgers *
-5
67
70
137
T14
Henrik Norlander
-4
70
68
138
T14
Hudson Swafford
-4
68
70
138
T14
Jhonattan Vegas *
-4
66
72
138
T17
Austin Cook
-3
70
69
139
T17
Tyrrell Hatton *
-3
71
68
139
T17
Vaughn Taylor
-3
67
72
139
T20
Byeong Hun An *
-2
67
73
140
T20
Ryan Armour
-2
71
69
140
T20
Kevin Chappell *
-2
68
72
140
T20
Luke Donald *
-2
71
69
140
T20
Danny Lee *
-2
67
73
140
T20
Ian Poulter *
-2
68
72
140
T20
Nick Taylor
-2
67
73
140
T20
Davis Thompson *
-2
71
69
140
T20
Bo Van Pelt *
-2
69
71
140
T29
Jonathan Byrd *
-1
68
73
141
T29
Broc Everett
-1
69
72
141
T29
Matt Fitzpatrick *
-1
71
70
141
T29
Michael Gellerman *
-1
71
70
141
T29
Rhein Gibson *
-1
70
71
141
T29
Bill Haas *
-1
71
70
141
T29
Scott Harrington
-1
70
71
141
T29
Satoshi Kodaira
-1
69
72
141
T29
David Lipsky
-1
71
70
141
T29
Matthew NeSmith
-1
72
69
141
T29
Cheng Tsung Pan *
-1
69
72
141
T29
Scott Piercy *
-1
71
70
141
T29
Wes Roach *
-1
64
77
141
T29
Sam Ryder *
-1
67
74
141
T29
Chase Seiffert
-1
70
71
141
T44
Tyler Duncan *
E
70
72
142
T44
Beau Hossler
E
71
71
142
T44
Mark Hubbard *
E
71
71
142
T44
Russell Knox *
E
71
71
142
T44
Anirban Lahiri *
E
69
73
142
T44
Hank Lebioda *
E
68
74
142
T44
Roger Sloan *
E
67
75
142
T44
Brandt Snedeker
E
72
70
142
T44
Ben Taylor
E
72
70
142
T53
Aaron Baddeley *
+1
70
73
143
T53
Chris Baker
+1
68
75
143
T53
Joseph Bramlett
+1
71
72
143
T53
Rafael Campos
+1
73
70
143
T53
Tommy Fleetwood
+1
68
75
143
T53
Robert Garrigus *
+1
69
74
143
T53
William Gordon
+1
68
75
143
T53
J.B. Holmes *
+1
69
74
143
T53
Sungjae Im
+1
75
68
143
T53
Richard Johnson
+1
67
76
143
T53
Bryson Nimmer
+1
68
75
143
T53
Andrew Putnam
+1
71
72
143
T53
Adam Schenk
+1
73
70
143
T53
Robby Shelton *
+1
72
71
143
T53
Josh Teater *
+1
68
75
143
T53
Peter Uihlein *
+1
73
70
143
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
+2
67
77
144
CUT
Charlie Beljan
+2
73
71
144
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
+2
71
73
144
CUT
James Hahn
+2
70
74
144
CUT
Kevin Kisner
+2
72
72
144
CUT
Jim Knous
+2
69
75
144
CUT
Alex Noren
+2
71
73
144
CUT
Shawn Stefani
+2
70
74
144
CUT
Zack Sucher
+2
71
73
144
CUT
D.J. Trahan
+2
73
71
144
CUT
Kevin Tway
+2
73
71
144
CUT
Jason Dufner
+3
73
72
145
CUT
Brice Garnett
+3
73
72
145
CUT
Padraig Harrington
+3
73
72
145
CUT
Kramer Hickok
+3
73
72
145
CUT
Brooks Koepka
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Luke List
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Tyler McCumber
+3
71
74
145
CUT
Keith Mitchell
+3
71
74
145
CUT
Sean O’Hair
+3
73
72
145
CUT
D.A. Points
+3
73
72
145
CUT
Camilo Villegas
+3
73
72
145
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
+3
75
70
145
CUT
Ricky Barnes
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Jonas Blixt
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Rafa Cabrera Bello
+4
74
72
146
CUT
Brian Gay
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Michael Gligic
+4
73
73
146
CUT
David Hearn
+4
73
73
146
CUT
J.J. Henry
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Patton Kizzire
+4
74
72
146
CUT
Martin Laird
+4
73
73
146
CUT
Grayson Murray
+4
70
76
146
CUT
Ryan Blaum
+5
72
75
147
CUT
Cody Blick
+5
73
74
147
CUT
Derek Ernst
+5
75
72
147
CUT
John Huh
+5
75
72
147
CUT
Tom Lewis
+5
70
77
147
CUT
Brian Stuard
+5
73
74
147
CUT
Martin Trainer
+5
72
75
147
CUT
Harold Varner III
+5
72
75
147
CUT
Mark Anderson
+6
71
77
148
CUT
Scott Brown
+6
69
79
148
CUT
Harrison Frazar
+6
76
72
148
CUT
William McGirt
+6
73
75
148
CUT
J.T. Poston
+6
72
76
148
CUT
Andres Romero
+6
77
71
148
CUT
Scott Stallings
+6
72
76
148
CUT
Sepp Straka
+6
74
74
148
CUT
Johnson Wagner
+6
74
74
148
CUT
Richy Werenski
+6
75
73
148
CUT
Vincent Whaley
+6
73
75
148
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
+6
75
73
148
CUT
Roberto Castro
+7
71
78
149
CUT
Lucas Glover
+7
76
73
149
CUT
David Lingmerth
+7
76
73
149
CUT
Ben Martin
+7
73
76
149
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
+8
72
78
150
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
+8
74
76
150
CUT
Matt Every
+8
74
76
150
CUT
John Pak
+8
79
71
150
CUT
Ryan Brehm
+9
79
72
151
CUT
Brant Peaper
+9
78
73
151
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
+9
74
77
151
CUT
J.J. Spaun
+9
74
77
151
CUT
Omar Uresti
+9
74
77
151
CUT
Nick Watney
+9
75
76
151
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
+10
80
72
152
CUT
Fabián Gómez
+10
74
78
152
CUT
Cole Hammer (a)
+10
75
77
152
CUT
John Rollins
+11
76
77
153
CUT
Michael Kim
+12
80
74
154
CUT
Kristoffer Ventura
+13
76
79
155
CUT
Greg Chalmers
+14
74
82
156
CUT
Kevin Stadler
+14
75
81
156
CUT
Nelson Ledesma
+15
77
80
157
CUT
Ted Potter, Jr.
+15
77
80
157
CUT
Ted Purdy
+15
77
80
157
CUT
Kelly Mitchum
+16
78
80
158
CUT
Smylie Kaufman
+21
78
85
163
WD
Bo Hoag
E
WD
Cameron Percy
E
WD
Hunter Mahan
E
WD
Carl Pettersson
E
WD
George McNeill
E
WD
Arjun Atwal
E
WD
Mark Hensby
E
WD
Parker McLachlin
E
* Player started on the back nine
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