The Honda Classic R2

Aaron Wise takes 3-shot lead in Florida

Honda Classic 2021 R2
March 11-14
PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
$7,000,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4



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Aaron Wise took his first PGA 36-hole lead on Friday with a second 6-under 64 at The Honda Classic. His 128 total is the lowest 36-hole score since the tournament moved to PGA National fifteen years ago but didn’t come without a struggle with three bogeys, five birdies and two eagles at the par-5s 3rd and 18th.



“It’s two great rounds of golf and I love that, and I love that I’m playing good. But this place can get to you pretty quick and there’s a lot of golf left ahead and a lot of trouble out there.”

First-round leader Matt Jones (70) is tied for second at 9-under with Brandon Hagy (62), who found out he was playing as an alternate at the last minute.

“It’s been kind of a funny week,” said Hagy. “I was in Scottsdale on Tuesday afternoon and get a flight last minute, fly out Tuesday, don’t play practice rounds. I’m feeling like I’m playing on a little bit of house money, so I kept it pretty loose out there.”


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Until this year, there had never been more than seven rounds of 64 or lower in The Honda at PGA National, there have been eight so far this week.

“It felt like an easier day scoring,” Cink said (64). “I played better, but it just felt like the course was more reasonable today than it was yesterday. This course is always hard.”




Lee Westwood, runner-up in the last two tournaments, came to the end of his endurance and missed the cut with a 78. The 47-year-old can now recharge before the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play next week.

“My body was telling me last Sunday (at The Players), I didn’t swing it as well Sunday last week. I was starting to get tired. Three weeks in a row with not really a day off. So yeah, I am 48 in a month, and I can’t keep doing it like the 20-year-olds do it.”


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Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Aaron Wise *
-12
64
64
128
T2
Brandon Hagy *
-9
69
62
131
T2
Matt Jones *
-9
61
70
131
4
Sam Ryder
-8
69
63
132
T5
Scott Harrington
-7
66
67
133
T5
Russell Henley
-7
64
69
133
T5
Shane Lowry
-7
67
66
133
T5
Denny McCarthy *
-7
68
65
133
9
Camilo Villegas *
-6
69
65
134
T10
Stewart Cink
-5
71
64
135
T10
Brice Garnett
-5
71
64
135
T10
Harry Higgs
-5
68
67
135
T10
Zach Johnson
-5
67
68
135
T10
Robert Streb
-5
69
66
135
T10
Cameron Tringale *
-5
67
68
135
T16
Kevin Chappell *
-4
66
70
136
T16
Jason Dufner *
-4
68
68
136
T16
William Gordon
-4
67
69
136
T16
J.B. Holmes *
-4
69
67
136
T16
Sungjae Im *
-4
68
68
136
T16
Joaquin Niemann
-4
69
67
136
T16
Adam Scott
-4
69
67
136
T16
Kevin Streelman
-4
69
67
136
T16
Harold Varner III
-4
71
65
136
T25
Cameron Davis
-3
66
71
137
T25
Lucas Glover *
-3
71
66
137
T25
Adam Hadwin *
-3
72
65
137
T25
Steve Stricker *
-3
66
71
137
T25
Michael Thompson
-3
71
66
137
T25
Jimmy Walker
-3
69
68
137
T31
Keegan Bradley *
-2
69
69
138
T31
Rickie Fowler *
-2
70
68
138
T31
Brian Gay *
-2
71
67
138
T31
John Huh
-2
68
70
138
T31
Chase Koepka
-2
69
69
138
T31
William McGirt
-2
69
69
138
T31
Keith Mitchell *
-2
69
69
138
T31
Matthew NeSmith *
-2
70
68
138
T31
Adam Schenk *
-2
72
66
138
T31
Brendan Steele
-2
73
65
138
T31
Sepp Straka
-2
68
70
138
T42
Bronson Burgoon *
-1
69
70
139
T42
Lucas Herbert *
-1
70
69
139
T42
Chris Kirk *
-1
68
71
139
T42
Nate Lashley *
-1
68
71
139
T42
Tyler McCumber
-1
70
69
139
T42
Phil Mickelson
-1
71
68
139
T42
Alex Noren *
-1
71
68
139
T42
Cheng Tsung Pan
-1
67
72
139
T42
Charl Schwartzel *
-1
70
69
139
T42
D.J. Trahan
-1
68
71
139
T42
Jhonattan Vegas *
-1
71
68
139
T53
Mackenzie Hughes *
E
68
72
140
T53
Tom Lewis
E
74
66
140
T53
Roger Sloan
E
71
69
140
T53
Vincent Whaley
E
73
67
140
T53
Erik van Rooyen *
E
70
70
140
T58
Kiradech Aphibarnrat *
1
70
71
141
T58
Ryan Armour *
1
70
71
141
T58
Talor Gooch
1
72
69
141
T58
Jim Herman *
1
70
71
141
T58
Beau Hossler *
1
71
70
141
T58
Mark Hubbard
1
68
73
141
T58
Satoshi Kodaira *
1
70
71
141
T58
Pat Perez
1
72
69
141
T58
Ted Potter, Jr.
1
70
71
141
T58
Chase Seiffert *
1
67
74
141
T58
Stephen Stallings Jr.
1
71
70
141
CUT
Byeong Hun An
2
72
70
142
CUT
Wyndham Clark
2
70
72
142
CUT
Tyler Duncan
2
74
68
142
CUT
Jim Furyk
2
70
72
142
CUT
Russell Knox
2
70
72
142
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
2
72
70
142
CUT
Troy Merritt
2
74
68
142
CUT
Seung-Yul Noh
2
70
72
142
CUT
Nick Taylor
2
72
70
142
CUT
Richy Werenski
2
69
73
142
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
2
71
71
142
CUT
Austin Cook
3
74
69
143
CUT
Luke Donald
3
76
67
143
CUT
David Hearn
3
73
70
143
CUT
Patton Kizzire
3
71
72
143
CUT
Kelly Kraft
3
71
72
143
CUT
Henrik Norlander
3
71
72
143
CUT
Cameron Percy
3
69
74
143
CUT
Ian Poulter
3
71
72
143
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
3
70
73
143
CUT
Matt Wallace
3
74
69
143
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
4
75
69
144
CUT
Rhein Gibson
4
74
70
144
CUT
Bo Hoag
4
71
73
144
CUT
Michael Kim
4
74
70
144
CUT
Luke List
4
75
69
144
CUT
Adam Long
4
68
76
144
CUT
Ryan Moore
4
72
72
144
CUT
Kris Ventura
4
73
71
144
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
5
66
79
145
CUT
Scott Brown
5
71
74
145
CUT
Rafael Campos
5
70
75
145
CUT
K.J. Choi
5
73
72
145
CUT
Doug Ghim
5
72
73
145
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
5
72
73
145
CUT
Chez Reavie
5
70
75
145
CUT
Scott Stallings
5
74
71
145
CUT
Rafa Cabrera Bello
6
75
71
146
CUT
Tom Hoge
6
74
72
146
CUT
Maverick McNealy
6
76
70
146
CUT
Marcelo Rozo
6
77
69
146
CUT
Zach Zaback
6
77
69
146
CUT
Chesson Hadley
7
74
73
147
CUT
J.T. Poston
7
74
73
147
CUT
Robby Shelton
7
74
73
147
CUT
Vijay Singh
7
74
73
147
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
7
77
70
147
CUT
Brandon Wu
7
74
73
147
CUT
Michael Gligic
8
72
76
148
CUT
Ryo Ishikawa
8
78
70
148
CUT
Graeme McDowell
8
79
69
148
CUT
Hudson Swafford
8
72
76
148
CUT
Lee Westwood
8
70
78
148
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
9
75
74
149
CUT
Erik Compton
9
70
79
149
CUT
Hank Lebioda
9
75
74
149
CUT
Hunter Mahan
9
77
72
149
CUT
Alan Morin
9
75
74
149
CUT
J.J. Spaun
9
74
75
149
CUT
Padraig Harrington
10
72
78
150
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
10
78
72
150
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
10
75
75
150
CUT
Peter Malnati
11
75
76
151
CUT
Grayson Murray
11
76
75
151
CUT
Brian Stuard
11
79
72
151
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
11
76
75
151
CUT
Wesley Bryan
12
74
78
152
CUT
Sung Kang
12
76
76
152
CUT
Andrew Landry
12
79
73
152
CUT
Martin Kaymer
13
77
76
153
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
13
79
74
153
CUT
Henrik Stenson
13
78
75
153
CUT
Martin Trainer
17
72
85
157
CUT
Kamaiu Johnson
20
81
79
160
WD
James Hahn
E
WD
Sean O’Hair
E
* Player started on the back nine
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