Vivint Houston Open R2

Sam Burns takes 36-hole lead in Texas

November 05-08
Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, Texas
$7,000,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4




Sam Burns played a bogey-free 65 to take the lead at 7-under on Friday and birdied all three par-5 holes at tricky Memorial Park.


“It takes a lot of discipline around here. You get out of position, you just try to get it back to where you can get it up-and-down or get it in a section of the green where you can lag putt it. Fortunately, early we got some good looks and I was able to convert, so solid.”

Jason Day shot a 2-under 68 to tie for second place two shots behind Burns.



“It’s one of those courses where you can walk off kind of shaking your head even though you play some good golf. I was chatting to Phil [Mickelson] about that on the second hole today because he went out there and hit a nice 9-iron, pulled up short, rolled away off the green and you’ve got a 60-footer putting back up that hill. It’s one of those golf courses where it can be a little bit frustrating at times, so just got to kind of be smart about it.”

Day was last in contention three weeks ago at The CJ Cup in Las Vegas but had to withdraw after injuring his neck and has been working on swing changes to alleviate the back pain.


“The form’s been very inconsistent because I’m trying to change my swing a little bit just to try and help the back out. I guess I’m stuck in between patterns right now. What I want to feel, my body just won’t handle it and sometimes it just compensates elsewhere. That’s why it happened to my neck at CJ.”

Overnight leader Brandt Snedeker shot a 71 and is tied in fourth place.

“Didn’t drive it as good today as I did yesterday and that’s going to put you behind the 8-ball here.”

World Number 1 Dustin Johnson, playing for the first time since having to withdraw from The CJ Cup and Zozo Championship following a positive Covid-19 test, improved on his opening 72 with a 66 featuring six birdies and two bogeys.

“It was very solid today. I felt like I played pretty well yesterday, just a little rusty… I swung it pretty well, just hit a couple bad iron shots. But I think that was more just from not trusting what I was doing, just from not being out there. But today did a lot better, hit a lot of really nice iron shots and felt like I managed my game very well, drove it well, hit a lot of quality shots.”




Pos.
Player
Thru
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Sam Burns
F
-7
68
65
133
T2
Jason Day
F
-5
67
68
135
T2
Carlos Ortiz
F
-5
67
68
135
T4
Corey Conners
F
-4
69
67
136
T4
Patton Kizzire
F
-4
69
67
136
T4
Brandt Snedeker
F
-4
65
71
136
T4
Aaron Wise
F
-4
70
66
136
T4
Dawie van der Walt
F
-4
70
66
136
T9
Scott Brown
F
-3
69
68
137
T9
Talor Gooch
F
-3
68
69
137
T9
J.T. Poston
F
-3
70
67
137
T9
Adam Scott
F
-3
68
69
137
T9
Sepp Straka
F
-3
68
69
137
T14
Tony Finau
F
-2
69
69
138
T14
Dustin Johnson
F
-2
72
66
138
T14
Adam Long
F
-2
68
70
138
T14
Shane Lowry
F
-2
69
69
138
T14
Francesco Molinari
F
-2
70
68
138
T14
Harold Varner III
F
-2
67
71
138
T14
Kristoffer Ventura
F
-2
69
69
138
T21
Fabián Gómez
F
-1
70
69
139
T21
Padraig Harrington
F
-1
71
68
139
T21
Viktor Hovland
F
-1
70
69
139
T21
Satoshi Kodaira
F
-1
70
69
139
T21
Michael Thompson
F
-1
67
72
139
T26
Justin Harding
F
E
72
68
140
T26
Brian Harman
F
E
71
69
140
T26
Charley Hoffman
F
E
71
69
140
T26
Mark Hubbard
F
E
69
71
140
T26
Russell Knox
F
E
69
71
140
T26
Hideki Matsuyama
F
E
70
70
140
T26
Sean O’Hair
F
E
71
69
140
T26
Isaiah Salinda
F
E
71
69
140
T26
Cameron Tringale
F
E
70
70
140
T26
Erik van Rooyen
F
E
71
69
140
T36
Greg Chalmers
F
1
68
73
141
T36
Kevin Chappell
F
1
70
71
141
T36
Tyrrell Hatton
F
1
71
70
141
T36
Russell Henley
F
1
69
72
141
T36
Matt Jones
F
1
69
72
141
T36
Chris Kirk
F
1
73
68
141
T36
Nate Lashley
F
1
73
68
141
T36
Denny McCarthy
F
1
69
72
141
T36
Cheng Tsung Pan
F
1
72
69
141
T36
Doc Redman
F
1
71
70
141
T46
Brice Garnett
F
2
74
68
142
T46
James Hahn
F
2
71
71
142
T46
Scott Harrington
F
2
70
72
142
T46
Max Homa
F
2
74
68
142
T46
Mackenzie Hughes
F
2
70
72
142
T46
John Huh
F
2
73
69
142
T46
Brooks Koepka
F
2
72
70
142
T46
Jamie Lovemark
F
2
73
69
142
T46
Graeme McDowell
F
2
69
73
142
T46
Maverick McNealy
F
2
71
71
142
T46
Troy Merritt
F
2
74
68
142
T46
Scott Piercy
F
2
68
74
142
T46
Scottie Scheffler
F
2
67
75
142
T46
Brian Stuard
F
2
73
69
142
T60
Erik Barnes
F
3
71
72
143
T60
Austin Cook
F
3
71
72
143
T60
Cameron Davis
F
3
67
76
143
T60
Will Gordon
F
3
76
67
143
T60
Lanto Griffin
F
3
72
71
143
T60
Kramer Hickok
F
3
75
68
143
T60
Sungjae Im
F
3
74
69
143
T60
Zach Johnson
F
3
73
70
143
T60
Jhonattan Vegas
F
3
73
70
143
T60
Charl Schwartzel
17
3
72
72
T70
Wyndham Clark
F
4
75
69
144
T70
Dylan Frittelli
F
4
70
74
144
T70
Lucas Glover
F
4
73
71
144
T70
Si Woo Kim
F
4
71
73
144
T70
Henrik Norlander
F
4
75
69
144
T70
Robby Shelton
F
4
72
72
144
T70
Jordan Spieth
F
4
73
71
144
T70
Kevin Streelman
F
4
68
76
144
T70
Hudson Swafford
F
4
71
73
144
T70
Xinjun Zhang
F
4
76
68
144
T80
Keegan Bradley
F
5
70
75
145
T80
Sergio Garcia
F
5
74
71
145
T80
Emiliano Grillo
F
5
75
70
145
T80
Tom Hoge
F
5
73
72
145
T80
Kelly Kraft
F
5
72
73
145
T80
Luke List
F
5
71
74
145
T80
Andrew Putnam
F
5
75
70
145
T80
Ollie Schniederjans
F
5
74
71
145
T80
Kevin Stadler
F
5
74
71
145
T80
Scott Stallings
F
5
74
71
145
T80
Vaughn Taylor
F
5
73
72
145
T91
Stewart Cink
F
6
72
74
146
T91
Bo Hoag
F
6
76
70
146
T91
Michael Kim
F
6
75
71
146
T91
Martin Laird
F
6
72
74
146
T91
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
F
6
76
70
146
T91
Kevin Tway
F
6
75
71
146
T91
Lee Westwood
F
6
77
69
146
T98
Ryan Armour
F
7
76
71
147
T98
Luke Donald
F
7
74
73
147
T98
Sung Kang
F
7
76
71
147
T98
Andrew Landry
F
7
70
77
147
T98
Henrik Stenson
F
7
72
75
147
T103
Sam Fidone
F
8
74
74
148
T103
Matthew NeSmith
F
8
77
71
148
T103
Alex Noren
F
8
79
69
148
T103
Pat Perez
F
8
69
79
148
T103
Patrick Rodgers
F
8
73
75
148
T108
Jason Dufner
F
9
73
76
149
T108
Tyler Duncan
F
9
77
72
149
T108
Phil Mickelson
F
9
76
73
149
T108
Ted Potter, Jr.
F
9
75
74
149
T108
Sam Ryder
F
9
79
70
149
T108
Bo Van Pelt
F
9
74
75
149
T114
David Hearn
F
10
73
77
150
T114
Kyle Hogan (a)
F
10
81
69
150
T114
Hunter Mahan
F
10
77
73
150
T114
Adam Schenk
F
10
75
75
150
T114
Martin Trainer
F
10
70
80
150
T119
Bronson Burgoon
F
11
79
72
151
T119
Branden Grace
F
11
71
80
151
T119
Danny Lee
F
11
74
77
151
T119
Tom Lewis
F
11
71
80
151
T119
D.A. Points
F
11
77
74
151
T119
Camilo Villegas
F
11
74
77
151
125
Ben Willman
F
13
80
73
153
126
Keith Mitchell
F
14
78
76
154
127
Jimmy Walker
F
15
77
78
155
T128
Beau Hossler
F
17
75
82
157
T128
Grayson Murray
F
17
85
72
157
WD
Rory Sabbatini
E
WD
Danny Willett
E
WD
Graham DeLaet
E
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