Safeway Open R2

Sam Burns takes 2-shot lead into the weekend

September 10-13
Silverado Resort and Spa North, Napa, California
$6,600,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4




Sam Burns ran into trouble early on after his tee shot on the par-3 11th found the water but he recovered and birdies his next three holes. Another six birdies got him the lead at 15-under.


”Woke me up, I guess,” said Burns. ”It picked me up, like ‘Hey let’s go.” Just kind of stuck with it and the golf course opened up for me the rest of the day.”

Burns, who has yet to win on the PGA Tour, is focusing on a steady comeback from a right ankle injury he suffered in mid-2019.



”I think for me I’m just going to go out tomorrow and focus on what I can control,” Burns said. ”For me, that’s on my mind and that’s picking good targets and hitting shots.

”I’ve made zero adjustments other than just trying to stick with the practice routine that we have in place,” Burns said. ”A lot of what we do is just making sure the ball’s starting online, and we do stuff around the hole (to) get the feel of visualizing the putts breaking. Just trying to get the feel of these greens and they’re rolling really nice.”


Three shots back is Harry Higgs who closed his round with an albatross on the 564-yard, par-5 9th for a 62, the best round of the day.

”What a wonderful way to end the day and also just really weird. Being the last hole, it’s so final. I hope that I can like calm down. My brother and I were joking, I was looking forward to a nap all day long and I might be too jacked up now to actually fall asleep.”



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Higss didn’t see the ball drop into the cup and with no spectators to provide a reaction he wasn’t sure it had happened.

”The volunteer off the left just started screaming and then he said, ‘It’s in the hole, it’s in the hole!”’ Higgs said. ”I don’t really remember what I did. I just took my club and threw it on the ground. It was just full panic. I’m sure it looked funny and ridiculous. I mean, what a great way to finish.”




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Sam Burns
-15
64
65
129
2
Harry Higgs
-13
69
62
131
T3
Russell Knox
-12
63
69
132
T3
Cameron Percy
-12
64
68
132
T3
D.J. Trahan
-12
67
65
132
T6
Doug Ghim
-11
67
66
133
T6
James Hahn
-11
68
65
133
T8
Tom Hoge
-10
66
68
134
T8
Rob Oppenheim
-10
68
66
134
T8
Pat Perez
-10
65
69
134
T8
Brian Stuard
-10
67
67
134
T12
Ricky Barnes
-9
69
66
135
T12
Si Woo Kim
-9
70
65
135
T12
Brendan Steele
-9
65
70
135
T12
Kristoffer Ventura
-9
69
66
135
T12
Tim Wilkinson
-9
67
68
135
T17
Bud Cauley
-8
68
68
136
T17
MJ Daffue
-8
71
65
136
T17
Lucas Glover
-8
69
67
136
T17
Scott Harrington
-8
66
70
136
T17
Bo Hoag
-8
64
72
136
T17
Charl Schwartzel
-8
68
68
136
T17
Sepp Straka
-8
70
66
136
T17
Ben Taylor
-8
69
67
136
T17
Xinjun Zhang
-8
69
67
136
T26
Mark Anderson
-7
68
69
137
T26
Stewart Cink
-7
67
70
137
T26
Jason Dufner
-7
70
67
137
T26
Emiliano Grillo
-7
69
68
137
T26
Chesson Hadley
-7
70
67
137
T26
Nelson Ledesma
-7
69
68
137
T26
Carlos Ortiz
-7
67
70
137
T26
Nick Watney
-7
72
65
137
T34
Akshay Bhatia
-6
66
72
138
T34
Ryan Blaum
-6
71
67
138
T34
Jonathan Byrd
-6
69
69
138
T34
Jim Furyk
-6
72
66
138
T34
Michael Gligic
-6
70
68
138
T34
David Hearn
-6
69
69
138
T34
Charley Hoffman
-6
67
71
138
T34
J.B. Holmes
-6
70
68
138
T34
Beau Hossler
-6
73
65
138
T34
Jamie Lovemark
-6
69
69
138
T34
William McGirt
-6
69
69
138
T34
Phil Mickelson
-6
71
67
138
T34
Andrew Putnam
-6
70
68
138
T34
Chez Reavie
-6
67
71
138
T34
J.J. Spaun
-6
70
68
138
T34
Kevin Streelman
-6
72
66
138
T34
Hudson Swafford
-6
70
68
138
T34
Harold Varner III
-6
67
71
138
T34
Jhonattan Vegas
-6
70
68
138
T34
Andy Zhang
-6
66
72
138
T54
Kevin Chappell
-5
69
70
139
T54
Austin Cook
-5
68
71
139
T54
Joel Dahmen
-5
71
68
139
T54
Cameron Davis
-5
71
68
139
T54
Brice Garnett
-5
69
70
139
T54
Rhein Gibson
-5
73
66
139
T54
Will Gordon
-5
72
67
139
T54
Branden Grace
-5
68
71
139
T54
Brandon Hagy
-5
69
70
139
T54
Joohyung Kim
-5
67
72
139
T54
Anirban Lahiri
-5
74
65
139
T54
Luke List
-5
70
69
139
T54
Cheng Tsung Pan
-5
69
70
139
T54
Doc Redman
-5
70
69
139
T54
Patrick Rodgers
-5
67
72
139
T54
Isaiah Salinda
-5
71
68
139
T54
Adam Schenk
-5
68
71
139
T54
Kyle Stanley
-5
70
69
139
T54
Sahith Theegala
-5
71
68
139
T54
Vincent Whaley
-5
69
70
139
T74
Aaron Baddeley
-4
72
68
140
T74
Chris Baker
-4
70
70
140
T74
Zac Blair
-4
68
72
140
T74
Keegan Bradley
-4
68
72
140
T74
Wesley Bryan
-4
68
72
140
T74
Maverick McNealy
-4
69
71
140
T74
Grayson Murray
-4
73
67
140
T74
Sean O’Hair
-4
69
71
140
T74
Ted Potter, Jr.
-4
72
68
140
T74
Roger Sloan
-4
73
67
140
T74
Chris Stroud
-4
70
70
140
T74
Josh Teater
-4
71
69
140
T86
Shintaro Ban
-3
70
71
141
T86
Ryan Brehm
-3
74
67
141
T86
Sergio Garcia
-3
72
69
141
T86
Mark Hubbard
-3
68
73
141
T86
Hank Lebioda
-3
71
70
141
T86
Shane Lowry
-3
68
73
141
T86
Peter Malnati
-3
71
70
141
T86
Denny McCarthy
-3
69
72
141
T86
Troy Merritt
-3
75
66
141
T86
Wes Roach
-3
72
69
141
T86
Chase Seiffert
-3
70
71
141
T86
Zack Sucher
-3
73
68
141
T86
Cameron Tringale
-3
70
71
141
T86
Camilo Villegas
-3
72
69
141
T86
Erik van Rooyen
-3
70
71
141
T101
Rafael Campos
-2
70
72
142
T101
Sebastian Cappelen
-2
72
70
142
T101
Wyndham Clark
-2
69
73
142
T101
Michael Gellerman
-2
69
73
142
T101
Talor Gooch
-2
69
73
142
T101
Bill Haas
-2
73
69
142
T101
Kevin Tway
-2
70
72
142
T108
Ryan Armour
-1
71
72
143
T108
Scott Brown
-1
74
69
143
T108
Patton Kizzire
-1
72
71
143
T108
Martin Laird
-1
68
75
143
T108
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
-1
74
69
143
T108
Matthew NeSmith
-1
72
71
143
T108
Scott Piercy
-1
71
72
143
T108
Sam Ryder
-1
71
72
143
T108
Brandt Snedeker
-1
73
70
143
T108
Jordan Spieth
-1
73
70
143
T108
Peter Uihlein
-1
72
71
143
T119
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
E
70
74
144
T119
Rafa Cabrera Bello
E
74
70
144
T119
K.J. Choi
E
74
70
144
T119
Tyler McCumber
E
73
71
144
T119
Robby Shelton
E
73
71
144
T119
Scott Stallings
E
71
73
144
T119
Robert Streb
E
74
70
144
T119
Martin Trainer
E
71
73
144
T119
Johnson Wagner
E
72
72
144
T128
Dominic Bozzelli
1
74
71
145
T128
Tyler Duncan
1
72
73
145
T128
Jim Knous
1
69
76
145
T128
Aaron Wise
1
72
73
145
T132
Fabián Gómez
2
77
69
146
T132
Michael Kim
2
76
70
146
T132
Henrik Norlander
2
75
71
146
T132
Seamus Power
2
75
71
146
T132
John Senden
2
72
74
146
T137
Sangmoon Bae
3
71
76
147
T137
Joseph Bramlett
3
75
72
147
T137
Roberto Castro
3
76
71
147
T137
Alex Cejka
3
73
74
147
T137
Matt Every
3
74
73
147
T137
Kelly Kraft
3
74
73
147
T137
Hunter Mahan
3
73
74
147
T137
George McNeill
3
72
75
147
T137
Luke Schniederjans (a)
3
74
73
147
T146
Luke Donald
4
78
70
148
T146
Nate Lashley
4
75
73
148
T148
Graham DeLaet
5
74
75
149
T148
Kramer Hickok
5
73
76
149
T150
D.A. Points
6
74
76
150
T150
Shawn Stefani
6
77
73
150
152
Brian Gay
8
77
75
152
T153
Peter Kuest
9
76
77
153
T153
Steve Watanabe Jr
9
75
78
153
T155
Chad Campbell
12
75
81
156
T155
Parker McLachlin
12
78
78
156
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