RBC Heritage R2

Simpson takes one-shot lead into the weekend in South Carolina

June 18-21
Harbour Town GL, Hilton Head, South Carolina
$7,100,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

RBC Heritage R2 - Simpson takes one-shot lead
Webb Simpson follows his shot from the 11th tee during the second round. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)


American Webb Simpson sits one shot clear on top of the leaderboard heading into day three of the PGA’s RBC Heritage event at Hilton Head, South Carolina.


Simpson shot a six-under 65 for the second-straight day to see him edge out fellow American Bryson DeChambeau and Canadian Corey Conners for the top spot, while England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick shot a five-under 66 to finish the day tied for fourth alongside America’s Ryan Palmer.

The second day of action got off to a shaky start when American Nick Watney was forced to withdraw from the tournament after testing positive for coronavirus – becoming the first player to do so since professional golf got back underway.


However the news did not seem to have any effect on Simpson, who followed up a strong opening round with an equally impressive showing on Friday.

The 34-year-old was hitting them well all day, picking up four birdies in his first nine holes before grabbing another five in the afternoon.


However DeChambeau was hot on his heels with the pair trading birdies throughout the front nine. DeChambeau finished the day with a seven-under 64.

Just four shots separate the top 21 players through the opening two rounds, with Brooks Koepka among the players raring to make a move.

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Joining Koepka in the chasing pack is Ian Poulter, who finished day one with a share of the lead.


Although the Englishman could not replicate his stellar 64 from Thursday, his two-under 69 proved to be just enough to keep in touch with the leaders at equal sixth-place.

After shooting a dismal 72 to open the event, Rory McIlroy was able to just make the cut thanks to an impressive 65 on Friday.

The world number one heads into Saturday’s action tied for 45th.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Webb Simpson
USA
-12
65
65
130
T2
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-11
67
64
131
T2
Corey Conners
CAN
-11
68
63
131
T4
Ryan Palmer
USA
-10
65
67
132
T4
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-10
66
66
132
T6
Abraham Ancer
USA
-9
69
64
133
T6
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-9
70
63
133
T6
Matthew NeSmith
USA
-9
66
67
133
T6
Brooks Koepka
USA
-9
67
66
133
T6
Ian Poulter
ENG
-9
64
69
133
T11
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-8
66
68
134
T11
Dustin Johnson
USA
-8
68
66
134
T11
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-8
65
69
134
T11
Tyler Duncan
USA
-8
71
63
134
T11
Sam Ryder
USA
-8
69
65
134
T11
Wyndham Clark
USA
-8
68
66
134
T11
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-8
65
69
134
T11
Tony Finau
USA
-8
66
68
134
T11
Ernie Els
RSA
-8
67
67
134
T11
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-8
66
68
134
T11
Michael Thompson
USA
-8
65
69
134
T22
Danny Lee
NZL
-7
68
67
135
T22
Andrew Landry
USA
-7
68
67
135
T22
Jason Dufner
USA
-7
69
66
135
T22
Alexander Noren
SWE
-7
69
66
135
T22
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-7
70
65
135
T22
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-7
71
64
135
T28
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-6
67
69
136
T28
Max Homa
USA
-6
67
69
136
T28
Brice Garnett
USA
-6
65
71
136
T28
Matt Kuchar
USA
-6
70
66
136
T28
Chesson Hadley
USA
-6
68
68
136
T28
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-6
67
69
136
T28
Joel Dahmen
USA
-6
68
68
136
T28
Jordan Spieth
USA
-6
66
70
136
T28
Daniel Berger
USA
-6
67
69
136
T28
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-6
68
68
136
T28
Stewart Cink
USA
-6
68
68
136
T28
Viktor Hovland
NOR
-6
65
71
136
T28
Bernhard Langer
GER
-6
69
67
136
T28
J. T. Poston
USA
-6
67
69
136
T28
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-6
69
67
136
T28
Matt Wallace
ENG
-6
68
68
136
T28
Mark Hubbard
USA
-6
64
72
136
T45
Chris Stroud
USA
-5
68
69
137
T45
Lucas Glover
USA
-5
69
68
137
T45
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-5
70
67
137
T45
Gary Woodland
USA
-5
69
68
137
T45
Justin Rose
ENG
-5
70
67
137
T45
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-5
72
65
137
T45
Ryan Armour
USA
-5
69
68
137
T45
Bill Haas
USA
-5
71
66
137
T45
Harris English
USA
-5
67
70
137
T45
Harry Higgs
USA
-5
69
68
137
T45
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-5
72
65
137
T45
Bubba Watson
USA
-5
69
68
137
T45
Jim Herman
USA
-5
68
69
137
T45
Collin Morikawa
USA
-5
68
69
137
T45
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-5
69
68
137
T45
Wesley Bryan
USA
-5
69
68
137
T45
Brian Harman
USA
-5
70
67
137
T62
Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
-4
72
66
138
T62
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-4
71
67
138
T62
Sepp Straka
AUT
-4
67
71
138
T62
Peter Malnati
USA
-4
71
67
138
T62
Troy Merritt
USA
-4
70
68
138
T62
Jon Rahm
ESP
-4
71
67
138
T62
Justin Thomas
USA
-4
72
66
138
T62
Chez Reavie
USA
-4
68
70
138
T62
Matt Jones
AUS
-4
69
69
138
T62
Brian Stuard
USA
-4
68
70
138
T62
Branden Grace
RSA
-4
69
69
138
T62
Doc Redman
USA
-4
72
66
138
T62
Scott Stallings
USA
-4
70
68
138
T62
Xander Schauffele
USA
-4
72
66
138
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-3
71
68
139
CUT
Billy Horschel
USA
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Charles Howell III
USA
-3
73
66
139
CUT
Charley Hoffman
USA
-3
71
68
139
CUT
J. J. Spaun
USA
-3
72
67
139
CUT
Kevin Kisner
USA
-3
68
71
139
CUT
Kyle Stanley
USA
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Nate Lashley
USA
-3
72
67
139
CUT
Pat Perez
USA
-3
73
66
139
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-3
67
72
139
CUT
Patton Kizzire
USA
-3
70
69
139
CUT
Rickie Fowler
USA
-3
67
72
139
CUT
Spencer Ralston
USA
-3
69
70
139
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
-3
70
69
139
CUT
Adam Long
USA
-2
72
68
140
CUT
Brendon Todd
USA
-2
68
72
140
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
-2
70
70
140
CUT
Jason Day
AUS
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
THA
-2
72
68
140
CUT
Jim Furyk
USA
-2
69
71
140
CUT
Kevin Chappell
USA
-2
73
67
140
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
-2
73
67
140
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
-2
70
70
140
CUT
Russell Knox
SCO
-2
73
67
140
CUT
Bud Cauley
USA
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Cameron Smith
AUS
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Davis Love III
USA
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-1
75
66
141
CUT
Harold Varner III
USA
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Matthew Wolff
USA
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Shane Lowry
IRL
-1
74
67
141
CUT
Vijay Singh
FIJ
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Aaron Wise
USA
Par
73
69
142
CUT
Andrew Putnam
USA
Par
74
68
142
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
Par
72
70
142
CUT
Jason Kokrak
USA
Par
69
73
142
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
Par
72
70
142
CUT
Kevin Tway
USA
Par
71
71
142
CUT
Luke List
USA
Par
69
73
142
CUT
Michael Gligic
CAN
Par
72
70
142
CUT
Patrick Reed
USA
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Ryan Moore
USA
Par
73
69
142
CUT
Sam Burns
USA
Par
71
71
142
CUT
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
Par
72
70
142
CUT
Andy Ogletree
USA
1
73
70
143
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
1
74
69
143
CUT
Lanto Griffin
USA
1
76
67
143
CUT
Luke Donald
ENG
1
71
72
143
CUT
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
1
73
70
143
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
1
70
73
143
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
1
73
70
143
CUT
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
1
73
70
143
CUT
Zach Johnson
USA
1
69
74
143
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
USA
2
74
70
144
CUT
Brian Gay
USA
2
71
73
144
CUT
David Hearn
CAN
2
75
69
144
CUT
Glen Day
USA
2
76
68
144
CUT
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
2
74
70
144
CUT
Talor Gooch
USA
2
75
69
144
CUT
Denny McCarthy
USA
3
73
72
145
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
USA
4
71
75
146
CUT
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
4
73
73
146
CUT
Matthew Every
USA
4
74
72
146
CUT
Austin Cook
USA
5
76
71
147
CUT
K. J. Choi
KOR
5
73
74
147
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
5
72
75
147
CUT
Scott Piercy
USA
5
76
71
147
CUT
Victor Perez
FRA
5
76
71
147
CUT
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
6
74
74
148
CUT
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
6
72
76
148
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
6
74
74
148
CUT
Adam Schenk
USA
7
71
78
149
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
9
80
71
151
RET
Nick Watney
USA
Par
74
74
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