The CJ Cup @ Shadow Creek R2

Xander Schauffele takes 3-shot lead

October 15-18
Shadow Creek Golf Course, Las Vegas, Nevada
$9,750,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4




Xander Schauffele started his second round in The CJ Cup on the wrong foot with a missed 4-foot birdie putt but quickly put that behind him and produced birdie after birdie, making six in a row for a career-best 29 on the back nine, to close with an 8-under 64 and a three-shot lead over Tyrell Hatton.


“Some of those holes, you’re not really trying to birdie them, you’re just trying to leave yourself an uphill 35-footer. And fortunately, I made a couple of them. It was a nice stretch. Got a little bit stale there on the other side. Pace of play slowed down a lot, kind of hot, easy to let the mind wander. Upset I didn’t make more birdies, but pleased I didn’t make any bogeys.”

He enters the weekend at 14-under 130 and now holds the course record.



Tyrell Hatton had a tougher second round but closed with two birdies for a 68 to hold on to second place.

The 2019 champion, Justin Thomas, made six birdies for a 66 and is tied in eighth place at 6-under, eight shots behind the leader.


“I guess I played my way somewhat back into it. But Xander kind of went off today, so that makes it a little harder.”

Rory McIlroy improved on his first round score with a 69 on Friday. He has been working on his swing for the past two weeks, focusing on positions and found the transition to a competition difficult.


“When you’re thinking so much about your golf swing and then someone says, ‘Well, just forget about it and go play,’ it’s very hard to do that when for two weeks solid all you’ve been thinking about is your positions and stuff,” said McIlroy. ” It just takes time. Sometimes it takes a week to get out of it. But I did a better job of it today.”

“It’s going to take something very special to catch up to Xander. But if I play well, I can post a good finish and give myself some confidence going into Sherwood.”





Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Xander Schauffele
-14
66
64
130
2
Tyrrell Hatton
-11
65
68
133
3
Russell Henley
-10
66
68
134
4
Talor Gooch
-9
70
65
135
T5
Jason Kokrak
-8
70
66
136
T5
Collin Morikawa
-8
71
65
136
7
Matthew Fitzpatrick
-7
69
68
137
T8
Tyler Duncan
-6
67
71
138
T8
Lanto Griffin
-6
70
68
138
T8
Hideki Matsuyama
-6
70
68
138
T8
Kevin Streelman
-6
68
70
138
T8
Justin Thomas
-6
72
66
138
T13
Harry Higgs
-5
72
67
139
T13
Ian Poulter
-5
69
70
139
T15
Jason Day
-4
70
70
140
T15
Billy Horschel
-4
70
70
140
T15
Andrew Landry
-4
71
69
140
T15
Joaquin Niemann
-4
72
68
140
T15
Jon Rahm
-4
67
73
140
T20
Daniel Berger
-3
71
70
141
T20
Harris English
-3
75
66
141
T20
Sergio Garcia
-3
71
70
141
T20
Viktor Hovland
-3
75
66
141
T20
Mark Hubbard
-3
70
71
141
T20
Sebastián Muñoz
-3
71
70
141
T26
Abraham Ancer
-2
69
73
142
T26
Rickie Fowler
-2
74
68
142
T26
Brian Harman
-2
71
71
142
T26
Brooks Koepka
-2
74
68
142
T26
Rory McIlroy
-2
73
69
142
T26
Kevin Na
-2
76
66
142
T26
Richy Werenski
-2
74
68
142
T33
Patrick Cantlay
-1
71
72
143
T33
Cameron Champ
-1
74
69
143
T33
Joel Dahmen
-1
68
75
143
T33
Tom Hoge
-1
73
70
143
T33
Si Woo Kim
-1
69
74
143
T33
Hanbyeol Kim
-1
74
69
143
T33
Danny Lee
-1
71
72
143
T33
Louis Oosthuizen
-1
70
73
143
T33
Carlos Ortiz
-1
72
71
143
T33
Robby Shelton
-1
73
70
143
T33
Cameron Smith
-1
69
74
143
T33
Bubba Watson
-1
74
69
143
T45
Adam Hadwin
E
75
69
144
T45
Sung Kang
E
73
71
144
T45
Matt Kuchar
E
76
68
144
T45
Marc Leishman
E
73
71
144
T45
Ryan Palmer
E
68
76
144
T50
Keegan Bradley
1
75
70
145
T50
Nick Taylor
1
71
74
145
T52
Byeong Hun An
2
73
73
146
T52
Dylan Frittelli
2
74
72
146
T52
Joohyung Kim
2
75
71
146
T52
Shane Lowry
2
72
74
146
T52
Justin Rose
2
74
72
146
T57
Corey Conners
3
77
70
147
T57
Jim Herman
3
78
69
147
T57
Sungjae Im
3
78
69
147
T57
Seonghyeon Kim
3
77
70
147
T61
Tommy Fleetwood
4
77
71
148
T61
Mackenzie Hughes
4
73
75
148
T61
Kevin Kisner
4
77
71
148
T61
J.T. Poston
4
78
70
148
T61
Scottie Scheffler
4
71
77
148
T61
Jordan Spieth
4
74
74
148
T61
Gary Woodland
4
73
75
148
T68
Jeongwoo Ham
6
79
71
150
T68
Tae Hee Lee
6
75
75
150
T68
Adam Long
6
78
72
150
T68
Alex Noren
6
77
73
150
T68
Brendon Todd
6
77
73
150
73
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
7
78
73
151
T74
Paul Casey
8
75
77
152
T74
Brendan Steele
8
73
79
152
T74
Michael Thompson
8
75
77
152
T77
Jaekyeong Lee
9
77
76
153
T77
Matthew Wolff
9
80
73
153
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