PGA Tour

Sentry Tournament of Champions 2019

January 03-06

The Plantation Course at Kapalua, Maui, Hawaiii

$6,400,000

January 03-06

The Plantation Course at Kapalua, Maui, Hawaiii

$6,400,000

Round 2

Gary Woodland takes three-shot lead heading into the weekend

January 04, 2018

Gary Woodland fired his second straight six-under 67 to grab a three-shot lead halfway through the 2019 Tournament of Champions as Rory McIlroy starts to make some noise in his Kapalua debut.

Woodland, who is seeking his fourth win on the PGA Tour, used a streak of five consecutive birdies, beginning at the No. 11, to reach 12-under 134.

World No. 8 McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau and first-round leader Kevin Tway are tied for second at nine under.

"I have a little different mindset this week, playing a little more aggressive, trying to contend, and trying to win instead of just enjoying the views out here, which I've done in the past," said Woodland.

McIlroy, who shot 68, isn't the only former major winner still in the hunt as American Justin Thomas is tied for sixth after posting a one-under 72. Long-hitting rookie Cameron Champ (68) and Xander Schauffele (67) are keeping Thomas company at seven-under, five shots adrift of Woodland.

"I stayed patient," McIlroy said. "The front nine's the tough nine on this golf course, and I had a couple opportunities, but I just thought if I could get through that first nine under par, I would have a few chances on the back nine.

"And thankfully I was able to take advantage."

Woodland, 34, went on a roll last summer finishing in the top 12 in six-out-of-seven worldwide starts. However the big knock on the American is his inability to play with the lead as he has failed to convert each of his previous four 36-hole leads into victories. His last win came at the 2018 Phoenix Open.

McIlroy has impressed in his debut as he hopes to become the first since Daniel Chopra in 2008 to win in the tournament in his first start.

"It's been a nice start to the year," he said. "The first two competitive rounds of year, nine-under par, only two bogeys, it's been nice. "It is something to build on going into the weekend."

The 29-year-old made birdie on four of his final seven holes in the second round to improve by a stroke over his Thursday score.

The same could not be said for Dustin Johnson who was slapped with a two-stroke penalty for playing the wrong ball and finished with a one-over 74.

Johnson took the penalty on the fourth hole and went on to make double bogey.

"I could see the logo on the side and so obviously I just assumed it was mine. That won't ever happen again I promise you that," said Johnson who is tied for 12th.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Gary Woodland
USA
-12
67
67
134
T2
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-9
69
68
137
T2
Kevin Tway
USA
-9
66
71
137
T2
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-9
69
68
137
5
Marc Leishman
AUS
-8
68
70
138
T6
Cameron Champ
USA
-7
71
68
139
T6
Justin Thomas
USA
-7
67
72
139
T6
Xander Schauffele
USA
-7
72
67
139
T9
Ian Poulter
ENG
-6
71
69
140
T9
Jason Day
AUS
-6
69
71
140
T9
Patton Kizzire
USA
-6
69
71
140
T12
Dustin Johnson
USA
-5
67
74
141
T12
Jon Rahm
ESP
-5
70
71
141
T14
Andrew Putnam
USA
-4
69
73
142
T14
Webb Simpson
USA
-4
70
72
142
16
Michael Kim
KOR
-3
71
72
143
T17
Andrew Landry
USA
-2
69
75
144
T17
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-2
75
69
144
T17
Charles Howell III
USA
-2
74
70
144
T17
Francesco Molinari
ITA
-2
73
71
144
T17
Paul Casey
ENG
-2
73
71
144
T17
Troy Merritt
USA
-2
73
71
144
T23
Aaron Wise
USA
-1
74
71
145
T23
Brice Garnett
USA
-1
73
72
145
T23
Matt Kuchar
USA
-1
72
73
145
T23
Patrick Reed
USA
-1
70
75
145
T27
Brooks Koepka
USA
Par
76
70
146
T27
Keegan Bradley
USA
Par
77
69
146
29
Billy Horschel
USA
1
72
75
147
T30
Scott Piercy
USA
2
76
72
148
T30
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
2
75
73
148
32
Bubba Watson
USA
3
70
79
149
33
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
7
77
76
153
RET
Kevin Na
USA
Par
-
-
0
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R2
Total
1
Gary Woodland
USA
-12
67
134
T2
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-9
68
137
T2
Kevin Tway
USA
-9
71
137
T2
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-9
68
137
5
Marc Leishman
AUS
-8
70
138
T6
Cameron Champ
USA
-7
68
139
T6
Justin Thomas
USA
-7
72
139
T6
Xander Schauffele
USA
-7
67
139
T9
Ian Poulter
ENG
-6
69
140
T9
Jason Day
AUS
-6
71
140
T9
Patton Kizzire
USA
-6
71
140
T12
Dustin Johnson
USA
-5
74
141
T12
Jon Rahm
ESP
-5
71
141
T14
Andrew Putnam
USA
-4
73
142
T14
Webb Simpson
USA
-4
72
142
16
Michael Kim
KOR
-3
72
143
T17
Andrew Landry
USA
-2
75
144
T17
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-2
69
144
T17
Charles Howell III
USA
-2
70
144
T17
Francesco Molinari
ITA
-2
71
144
T17
Paul Casey
ENG
-2
71
144
T17
Troy Merritt
USA
-2
71
144
T23
Aaron Wise
USA
-1
71
145
T23
Brice Garnett
USA
-1
72
145
T23
Matt Kuchar
USA
-1
73
145
T23
Patrick Reed
USA
-1
75
145
T27
Brooks Koepka
USA
Par
70
146
T27
Keegan Bradley
USA
Par
69
146
29
Billy Horschel
USA
1
75
147
T30
Scott Piercy
USA
2
72
148
T30
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
2
73
148
32
Bubba Watson
USA
3
79
149
33
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
7
76
153
RET
Kevin Na
USA
Par
-
0