PGA Tour

RSM Classic 2018

November 15-18

Sea Island Golf Club, Saint Simons Island, Georgia

$6,400,000

November 15-18

Sea Island Golf Club, Saint Simons Island, Georgia

$6,400,000

Round 2

Charles Howell stretches lead

November 16, 2018

Charles Howell fired six birdies in a six-under par 64 on Friday to stretch his lead to three strokes in the PGA Tour RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia.

Howell, a two-time US PGA Tour winner but chasing his first title in more than a decade, kept the accelerator down on the par-70 Seaside course, a day after nabbing eight birdies on the par-72 Plantation course.

He goes into the weekend 14-under on 128, three shots ahead of rising star Cameron Champ, 23, who won his first title at the Sanderson Farms Championship last month, and Jason Gore.

Both signed for 63s on the Seaside course to share second on 131.

Howell said another wind-whipped day felt "a little bit like survival" but that he benefitted from the focus the conditions required.

"It sort of forces you to play so much in the present," he said. "It's kind of hard to get too far ahead of yourself because you know there's plenty of hard ones coming up."

Howell, whose most recent title was at Riviera in 2007, knows there is plenty of work left to do.

Since then he has notched 53 top-10 finishes and six second-place finishes, but he hasn't returned to the winner's circle.

"My tendency is when I get up near there (the lead) is to sort of try hard a little bit, try to force things," he said. "It also makes me have a lot of respect for guys that have found out ways to win a bunch.

"Winning out here is just not easy, and I haven't quite found the right recipe for that."

Champ, hoping to become one of those guys, put himself in position to strike with a seven-under round that featured eight birdies -- including four straight to end his round.

Gore also closed with four birdies in a row, rolling in a 27-footer at 17 before capping his round with an eight-foot birdie at 18.

Playing on a sponsor's invitation, the 44-year-old Gore posted his lowest round on tour since his career-low 62 in the third round of the 2015 Wyndham Championship.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Charles Howell III
USA
-14
64
64
128
T2
Cameron Champ
USA
-11
68
63
131
T2
Jason Gore
USA
-11
68
63
131
4
Nick Watney
USA
-9
69
64
133
T5
Brian Harman
USA
-8
66
68
134
T5
David Hearn
CAN
-8
68
66
134
T5
Ryan Blaum
USA
-8
69
65
134
T8
Brice Garnett
USA
-7
70
65
135
T8
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-7
67
68
135
T10
Anders Albertson
USA
-6
70
66
136
T10
Brian Gay
USA
-6
69
67
136
T10
Chase Wright
USA
-6
67
69
136
T10
Corey Conners
CAN
-6
69
67
136
T10
Derek Fathauer
USA
-6
68
68
136
T10
Ernie Els
RSA
-6
70
66
136
T10
Garrett Barber
USA
-6
71
65
136
T10
Lucas Glover
USA
-6
69
67
136
T10
Sean O'Hair
USA
-6
71
65
136
T10
Webb Simpson
USA
-6
68
68
136
T10
Zach Johnson
USA
-6
70
66
136
T21
Brendon Todd
USA
-5
68
69
137
T21
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-5
71
66
137
T21
Hank Lebioda
USA
-5
69
68
137
T21
Henrik Norlander
SWE
-5
71
66
137
T21
J. J. Spaun
USA
-5
66
71
137
T21
Joel Dahmen
USA
-5
70
67
137
T21
Johnson Wagner
USA
-5
70
67
137
T21
Luke List
USA
-5
69
68
137
T21
Martin Piller
USA
-5
70
67
137
T21
Peter Uihlein
USA
-5
66
71
137
T21
Scott Langley
USA
-5
70
67
137
T21
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-5
68
69
137
T21
Troy Merritt
USA
-5
69
68
137
T34
Adam Schenk
USA
-4
69
69
138
T34
Ben Crane
USA
-4
71
67
138
T34
D. A. Points
USA
-4
70
68
138
T34
Davis Love III
USA
-4
67
71
138
T34
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-4
70
68
138
T34
Harold Varner III
USA
-4
68
70
138
T34
Hunter Mahan
USA
-4
71
67
138
T34
Lee Hodges
USA
-4
70
68
138
T34
Matthew Every
USA
-4
69
69
138
T34
Robert Streb
USA
-4
71
67
138
T34
Roberto Castro
USA
-4
71
67
138
T34
Ryan Armour
USA
-4
72
66
138
T34
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-4
68
70
138
T34
Trey Mullinax
USA
-4
70
68
138
T34
Wyndham Clark
USA
-4
72
66
138
T49
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-3
67
72
139
T49
Austin Cook
USA
-3
66
73
139
T49
Chris Kirk
USA
-3
69
70
139
T49
Cody Gribble
USA
-3
68
71
139
T49
Harris English
USA
-3
69
70
139
T49
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-3
70
69
139
T49
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-3
73
66
139
T49
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-3
72
67
139
T49
Kevin Kisner
USA
-3
70
69
139
T49
Kyle Jones
USA
-3
71
68
139
T49
Sam Burns
USA
-3
72
67
139
T49
Sam Saunders
USA
-3
69
70
139
T49
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-3
69
70
139
T49
Scott Brown
USA
-3
69
70
139
T49
Stuart Appleby
AUS
-3
69
70
139
T49
Tom Hoge
USA
-3
71
68
139
T65
Andrew Landry
USA
-2
70
70
140
T65
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-2
72
68
140
T65
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
-2
71
69
140
T65
Davis Love IV
USA
-2
70
70
140
T65
Denny McCarthy
USA
-2
73
67
140
T65
Hudson Swafford
USA
-2
72
68
140
T65
Nate Lashley
USA
-2
70
70
140
T65
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-2
71
69
140
T65
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-2
70
70
140
T65
Patton Kizzire
USA
-2
68
72
140
T65
Richy Werenski
USA
-2
71
69
140
T65
Roger Sloan
CAN
-2
71
69
140
T65
Seth Reeves
USA
-2
72
68
140
T65
Tyler Duncan
USA
-2
69
71
140
CUT
Alex Prugh
USA
-1
73
68
141
CUT
Ben Griffin
CAN
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Blake Morris
USA
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
-1
67
74
141
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
-1
71
70
141
CUT
David Lingmerth
SWE
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
-1
73
68
141
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-1
75
66
141
CUT
Retief Goosen
RSA
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Talor Gooch
USA
-1
73
68
141
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
Par
74
68
142
CUT
Brandon Harkins
USA
Par
72
70
142
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
Par
71
71
142
CUT
Curtis Luck
AUS
Par
72
70
142
CUT
Jim Furyk
USA
Par
70
72
142
CUT
John Huh
USA
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
Par
71
71
142
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
Par
69
73
142
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
Par
74
68
142
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
Par
71
71
142
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
Par
74
68
142
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
Par
73
69
142
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
Par
73
69
142
CUT
Will MacKenzie
USA
Par
73
69
142
CUT
Bill Haas
USA
1
72
71
143
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
1
74
69
143
CUT
Jim Knous
USA
1
75
68
143
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
1
70
73
143
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
1
69
74
143
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
1
68
75
143
CUT
Sam Ryder
USA
1
75
68
143
CUT
Stewart Cink
USA
1
74
69
143
CUT
Tim Herron
USA
1
71
72
143
CUT
Brian Stuard
USA
2
74
70
144
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
2
73
71
144
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
2
74
70
144
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
2
74
70
144
CUT
Jason Dufner
USA
2
73
71
144
CUT
John Chin
USA
2
72
72
144
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
2
77
67
144
CUT
Scott Stallings
USA
2
76
68
144
CUT
Wes Roach
USA
2
73
71
144
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
3
74
71
145
CUT
Andres Romero
ARG
3
72
73
145
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
3
73
72
145
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Jon Curran
USA
3
74
71
145
CUT
Julian Etulain
ARG
3
74
71
145
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
3
73
72
145
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Adam Long
USA
4
71
75
146
CUT
Bud Cauley
USA
4
73
73
146
CUT
James Driscoll
USA
4
72
74
146
CUT
Max Homa
USA
4
74
72
146
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
4
76
70
146
CUT
Eric Axley
USA
5
69
78
147
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
5
76
71
147
CUT
Alex Kang
USA
6
73
75
148
CUT
Tommy Gainey
USA
6
76
72
148
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
7
72
77
149
CUT
Chad Collins
USA
7
74
75
149
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
7
75
74
149
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
7
75
74
149
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
7
72
77
149
CUT
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
7
74
75
149
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
8
79
71
150
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
8
70
80
150
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
9
74
77
151
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
11
73
80
153
CUT
Peter Tarver-Jones
ENG
11
77
76
153
CUT
Sepp Straka
AUT
11
73
80
153
RET
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
Par
75
-
75
RET
Wesley Bryan
USA
Par
78
-
78
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R2
Total
1
Charles Howell III
USA
-14
64
128
T2
Cameron Champ
USA
-11
63
131
T2
Jason Gore
USA
-11
63
131
4
Nick Watney
USA
-9
64
133
T5
Brian Harman
USA
-8
68
134
T5
David Hearn
CAN
-8
66
134
T5
Ryan Blaum
USA
-8
65
134
T8
Brice Garnett
USA
-7
65
135
T8
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-7
68
135
T10
Anders Albertson
USA
-6
66
136
T10
Brian Gay
USA
-6
67
136
T10
Chase Wright
USA
-6
69
136
T10
Corey Conners
CAN
-6
67
136
T10
Derek Fathauer
USA
-6
68
136
T10
Ernie Els
RSA
-6
66
136
T10
Garrett Barber
USA
-6
65
136
T10
Lucas Glover
USA
-6
67
136
T10
Sean O'Hair
USA
-6
65
136
T10
Webb Simpson
USA
-6
68
136
T10
Zach Johnson
USA
-6
66
136
T21
Brendon Todd
USA
-5
69
137
T21
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-5
66
137
T21
Hank Lebioda
USA
-5
68
137
T21
Henrik Norlander
SWE
-5
66
137
T21
J. J. Spaun
USA
-5
71
137
T21
Joel Dahmen
USA
-5
67
137
T21
Johnson Wagner
USA
-5
67
137
T21
Luke List
USA
-5
68
137
T21
Martin Piller
USA
-5
67
137
T21
Peter Uihlein
USA
-5
71
137
T21
Scott Langley
USA
-5
67
137
T21
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-5
69
137
T21
Troy Merritt
USA
-5
68
137
T34
Adam Schenk
USA
-4
69
138
T34
Ben Crane
USA
-4
67
138
T34
D. A. Points
USA
-4
68
138
T34
Davis Love III
USA
-4
71
138
T34
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-4
68
138
T34
Harold Varner III
USA
-4
70
138
T34
Hunter Mahan
USA
-4
67
138
T34
Lee Hodges
USA
-4
68
138
T34
Matthew Every
USA
-4
69
138
T34
Robert Streb
USA
-4
67
138
T34
Roberto Castro
USA
-4
67
138
T34
Ryan Armour
USA
-4
66
138
T34
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-4
70
138
T34
Trey Mullinax
USA
-4
68
138
T34
Wyndham Clark
USA
-4
66
138
T49
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-3
72
139
T49
Austin Cook
USA
-3
73
139
T49
Chris Kirk
USA
-3
70
139
T49
Cody Gribble
USA
-3
71
139
T49
Harris English
USA
-3
70
139
T49
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-3
69
139
T49
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-3
66
139
T49
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-3
67
139
T49
Kevin Kisner
USA
-3
69
139
T49
Kyle Jones
USA
-3
68
139
T49
Sam Burns
USA
-3
67
139
T49
Sam Saunders
USA
-3
70
139
T49
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-3
70
139
T49
Scott Brown
USA
-3
70
139
T49
Stuart Appleby
AUS
-3
70
139
T49
Tom Hoge
USA
-3
68
139
T65
Andrew Landry
USA
-2
70
140
T65
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-2
68
140
T65
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
-2
69
140
T65
Davis Love IV
USA
-2
70
140
T65
Denny McCarthy
USA
-2
67
140
T65
Hudson Swafford
USA
-2
68
140
T65
Nate Lashley
USA
-2
70
140
T65
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-2
69
140
T65
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-2
70
140
T65
Patton Kizzire
USA
-2
72
140
T65
Richy Werenski
USA
-2
69
140
T65
Roger Sloan
CAN
-2
69
140
T65
Seth Reeves
USA
-2
68
140
T65
Tyler Duncan
USA
-2
71
140
CUT
Alex Prugh
USA
-1
68
141
CUT
Ben Griffin
CAN
-1
71
141
CUT
Blake Morris
USA
-1
69
141
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
-1
74
141
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
-1
70
141
CUT
David Lingmerth
SWE
-1
69
141
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-1
69
141
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
-1
72
141
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
-1
68
141
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-1
66
141
CUT
Retief Goosen
RSA
-1
72
141
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
-1
71
141
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
-1
71
141
CUT
Talor Gooch
USA
-1
68
141
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-1
71
141
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
Par
68
142
CUT
Brandon Harkins
USA
Par
70
142
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
Par
71
142
CUT
Curtis Luck
AUS
Par
70
142
CUT
Jim Furyk
USA
Par
72
142
CUT
John Huh
USA
Par
72
142
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
Par
71
142
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
Par
73
142
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
Par
68
142
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
Par
71
142
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
Par
68
142
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
Par
69
142
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
Par
69
142
CUT
Will MacKenzie
USA
Par
69
142
CUT
Bill Haas
USA
1
71
143
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
1
69
143
CUT
Jim Knous
USA
1
68
143
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
1
73
143
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
1
74
143
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
1
75
143
CUT
Sam Ryder
USA
1
68
143
CUT
Stewart Cink
USA
1
69
143
CUT
Tim Herron
USA
1
72
143
CUT
Brian Stuard
USA
2
70
144
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
2
71
144
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
2
70
144
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
2
70
144
CUT
Jason Dufner
USA
2
71
144
CUT
John Chin
USA
2
72
144
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
2
67
144
CUT
Scott Stallings
USA
2
68
144
CUT
Wes Roach
USA
2
71
144
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
3
71
145
CUT
Andres Romero
ARG
3
73
145
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
3
72
145
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
3
74
145
CUT
Jon Curran
USA
3
71
145
CUT
Julian Etulain
ARG
3
71
145
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
3
72
145
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
3
74
145
CUT
Adam Long
USA
4
75
146
CUT
Bud Cauley
USA
4
73
146
CUT
James Driscoll
USA
4
74
146
CUT
Max Homa
USA
4
72
146
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
4
70
146
CUT
Eric Axley
USA
5
78
147
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
5
71
147
CUT
Alex Kang
USA
6
75
148
CUT
Tommy Gainey
USA
6
72
148
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
7
77
149
CUT
Chad Collins
USA
7
75
149
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
7
74
149
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
7
74
149
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
7
77
149
CUT
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
7
75
149
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
8
71
150
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
8
80
150
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
9
77
151
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
11
80
153
CUT
Peter Tarver-Jones
ENG
11
76
153
CUT
Sepp Straka
AUT
11
80
153
RET
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
Par
-
75
RET
Wesley Bryan
USA
Par
-
78

PGA Tour

RSM Classic 2018

November 15-18

Sea Island Golf Club, Saint Simons Island, Georgia

$6,400,000

November 15-18

Sea Island Golf Club, Saint Simons Island, Georgia

$6,400,000

Round 1

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, 2018

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Trio tied for lead in Italy, Robert Rock, © Getty Images

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