Wells Fargo Championship R2

Woodland, Wallace and Rodgers take one shot lead into the weekend

Wells Fargo 2021 R2
May 06-09
Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
$8,100,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Wells Fargo Championship 2021 R2 - Woodland, Wallace and Rodgers take one shot lead into the weekend
Gary Woodland (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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Gary Woodland shot a 2-under 69 on Friday morning to take a share of the lead alongside Matt Wallace (67) and Patrick Rodgers (68). Early gusts of wind evolved into a brutal challenge in the afternoon and they kept their one shot lead at 6-under 136.


Wells Fargo 2021 R2

After missing the cut at last week’s Valspar Championship, Woodland decided to return to his previous coaches, Butch Harmon and Pete Cowen.

“I’ve seen some shots this week that I just haven’t seen in a long time. The golf swing feels so much better. Confidence has gone way up, which I did not have really in the last year. It’s exciting right now.”


Wells Fargo 2021 R2

Phil Mickelson followed up his opening 64 with a 75 after struggling with his continuing lapses in concentration.

“I hit a lot of good shots on the front nine,” he said. “I didn’t make any putts and turned in even. Then the back nine I made – I just – I just wasn’t sharp. I think kind of an example of what I’ve been talking about is like on 17 (where he double-bogeyed the par-3) we’re standing over the ball and I’m changing my mind and I’m changing the shot, moving the clubhead a little bit and it just – instead of backing away and kind of refocusing.”

“I just kind of hit it and I’m not really kind of aware of what I’m doing.”


Wells Fargo 2021 R2

“It’s just little things like that that I’ve been struggling with,” he continued. “I love the golf course, I’m playing well, and if I can stay focused this weekend, I’m going to have a good weekend.”

Rory McIlroy shot a 66, including six birdies and one bogey, and made it to the weekend after missing the cut in his last three events.

“It was better. I was really happy about my iron play coming in here, felt like I really found something last week. I didn’t get a chance to show it (in the first round) because I wasn’t finding the fairway very much, but today, just having some more opportunities to hit good iron shots and give myself birdie chances, I was able to show it a bit and it was nice.”

“I feel like I’ve birdied a lot of the hard holes this week, which is nice confidence, but knowing that even if you don’t birdie a par-5 or you don’t take advantage of the easier holes, that you’re hitting it good enough that you can still make birdies on the tougher holes, I guess.”


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Wells Fargo 2021 R2

Bryson DeChambeau found the water twice and triple bogeyed the par-5 7th leading to a 74. He was saved from an early exit by the wind picking up and driving up the scores and made the cut at 2-over 144.

Jon Rahm made back-to-back bogeys to finish his round and closed with a 70, missing his first cut in eleven months.

Wells Fargo 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Gary Woodland *
-6
67
69
136
T1
Patrick Rodgers
-6
68
68
136
T1
Matt Wallace
-6
69
67
136
+4
Kramer Hickok
-5
68
69
137
T5
Rory McIlroy *
-4
72
66
138
T5
Keith Mitchell
-4
67
71
138
T5
Carlos Ortiz
-4
70
68
138
T5
Scott Piercy
-4
70
68
138
T5
Scott Stallings *
-4
69
69
138
T10
Abraham Ancer *
-3
69
70
139
T10
Luke List
-3
67
72
139
T10
Phil Mickelson
-3
64
75
139
T10
Bubba Watson *
-3
70
69
139
T14
Stewart Cink *
-2
71
69
140
T14
Joel Dahmen
-2
68
72
140
T14
Emiliano Grillo *
-2
74
66
140
T14
Brian Harman *
-2
68
72
140
T14
Matt Jones *
-2
69
71
140
T14
Satoshi Kodaira *
-2
68
72
140
T14
Ben Martin
-2
69
71
140
T14
Patrick Reed *
-2
71
69
140
T14
Roger Sloan
-2
76
64
140
T14
Vincent Whaley
-2
72
68
140
T24
Keegan Bradley *
-1
66
75
141
T24
Corey Conners *
-1
69
72
141
T24
Cameron Davis *
-1
70
71
141
T24
Harris English *
-1
72
69
141
T24
Talor Gooch
-1
70
71
141
T24
Viktor Hovland
-1
69
72
141
T24
Patton Kizzire
-1
69
72
141
T24
Russell Knox
-1
70
71
141
T24
Peter Malnati *
-1
67
74
141
T24
Ryan Moore *
-1
69
72
141
T24
Pat Perez *
-1
69
72
141
T24
Kyle Stanley
-1
67
74
141
T24
Kevin Streelman
-1
69
72
141
T24
Brian Stuard *
-1
68
73
141
T24
Nick Taylor *
-1
74
67
141
T24
Jhonattan Vegas *
-1
70
71
141
T24
Johnson Wagner
-1
73
68
141
T41
Jason Dufner
E
71
71
142
T41
Tommy Fleetwood *
E
67
75
142
T41
Brandon Hagy *
E
73
69
142
T41
Joaquin Niemann *
E
71
71
142
T41
J.T. Poston *
E
72
70
142
T41
Ted Potter, Jr. *
E
71
71
142
T41
Andrew Putnam *
E
70
72
142
T41
Charl Schwartzel
E
71
71
142
T41
Justin Thomas
E
69
73
142
T41
Tim Wilkinson
E
74
68
142
T51
Wyndham Clark *
+1
71
72
143
T51
Lanto Griffin
+1
75
68
143
T51
Hank Lebioda
+1
72
71
143
T51
Kyoung-Hoon Lee *
+1
66
77
143
T51
Hunter Mahan *
+1
68
75
143
T51
Matthew NeSmith *
+1
75
68
143
T51
Sean O’Hair
+1
70
73
143
T51
Cheng Tsung Pan *
+1
74
69
143
T51
Seamus Power
+1
71
72
143
T51
Xander Schauffele *
+1
72
71
143
T51
Sepp Straka
+1
69
74
143
T51
Richy Werenski
+1
70
73
143
T51
Aaron Wise *
+1
72
71
143
T64
Jonas Blixt *
+2
71
73
144
T64
K.J. Choi
+2
70
74
144
T64
Bryson DeChambeau *
+2
70
74
144
T64
Michael Gligic
+2
77
67
144
T64
Russell Henley
+2
74
70
144
T64
Beau Hossler *
+2
73
71
144
T64
Zach Johnson *
+2
69
75
144
T64
Shane Lowry
+2
71
73
144
T64
J.J. Spaun
+2
69
75
144
T64
Brendan Steele
+2
72
72
144
T64
D.J. Trahan *
+2
74
70
144
T64
Kevin Tway *
+2
73
71
144
T64
Bo Van Pelt *
+2
72
72
144
T64
Jimmy Walker *
+2
72
72
144
CUT
Byeong Hun An
+3
76
69
145
CUT
Ryan Armour
+3
71
74
145
CUT
Akshay Bhatia
+3
73
72
145
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
+3
70
75
145
CUT
Patrick Cantlay
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Jason Day
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Luke Donald
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Lucas Glover
+3
74
71
145
CUT
Harry Higgs
+3
74
71
145
CUT
Nate Lashley
+3
69
76
145
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
+3
70
75
145
CUT
Troy Merritt
+3
70
75
145
CUT
Robert Streb
+3
71
74
145
CUT
Cameron Tringale
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Harold Varner III
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
+3
71
74
145
CUT
Tony Finau
+4
73
73
146
CUT
Brice Garnett
+4
76
70
146
CUT
Adam Hadwin
+4
74
72
146
CUT
James Hahn
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Bo Hoag
+4
71
75
146
CUT
Tom Hoge
+4
70
76
146
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
+4
74
72
146
CUT
Tom Lewis
+4
75
71
146
CUT
Maverick McNealy
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Francesco Molinari
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Ian Poulter
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Jon Rahm
+4
76
70
146
CUT
Doc Redman
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Adam Schenk
+4
74
72
146
CUT
Chase Seiffert
+4
71
75
146
CUT
Michael Thompson
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Kristoffer Ventura
+4
74
72
146
CUT
Will Zalatoris
+4
71
75
146
CUT
Erik van Rooyen
+4
73
73
146
CUT
Scott Brown
+5
71
76
147
CUT
Rafa Cabrera Bello
+5
74
73
147
CUT
Rickie Fowler
+5
70
77
147
CUT
William Gordon
+5
74
73
147
CUT
John Huh
+5
74
73
147
CUT
Robby Shelton
+5
74
73
147
CUT
Martin Trainer
+5
74
73
147
CUT
Rafael Campos
+6
69
79
148
CUT
Bill Haas
+6
76
72
148
CUT
Lucas Herbert
+6
76
72
148
CUT
Cameron Percy
+6
72
76
148
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
+7
79
70
149
CUT
Chesson Hadley
+7
72
77
149
CUT
David Hearn
+7
71
78
149
CUT
Tyler McCumber
+7
74
75
149
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
+7
72
77
149
CUT
Ryan Brehm
+8
76
74
150
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
+8
74
76
150
CUT
Patrick Cover
+8
75
75
150
CUT
Mark Hubbard
+8
70
80
150
CUT
Sungjae Im
+8
68
82
150
CUT
Grayson Murray
+8
73
77
150
CUT
Sebastián Muñoz
+8
73
77
150
CUT
Chez Reavie
+8
71
79
150
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
+8
72
78
150
CUT
Austin Cook
+9
78
73
151
CUT
J.B. Holmes
+9
78
73
151
CUT
Scott Harrington
+10
75
77
152
CUT
Kelly Kraft
+10
73
79
152
CUT
Denny McCarthy
+10
77
75
152
CUT
Sam Ryder
+10
74
78
152
CUT
Max Homa
+11
77
76
153
CUT
Keenan Huskey
+11
77
76
153
CUT
Adam Long
+11
77
76
153
CUT
D.A. Points
+11
77
76
153
CUT
Tyler Duncan
+12
72
82
154
CUT
Sung Kang
+12
75
79
154
CUT
Michael Kim
+12
73
81
154
CUT
Justin Suh
+13
71
84
155
CUT
Henrik Norlander
+14
80
76
156
CUT
Cory Schneider
+19
81
80
161
WD
Seung-Yul Noh
E
WD
Danny Lee
E
* Player started on the back nine
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