WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational R2

Harris English holds on to lead, Smith & Ancer in pursuit

WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R2
August 05-08
TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee
$10,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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American Harris English continues his impressive performance in the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational, backing up his opening 62 with a 65 and taking his two shot lead at 13-under into the final day at TPC Southwind.


WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R2

English produced four birdies, an eagle at the par-5 3rd hole and a single bogey at the second.

“I’ve been playing really solid. When I miss the greens, I feel like my short game’s been on point and I feel like I’m putting it well. Made some good saves for par, good birdie putts.

“Everything is clicking right now so I feel like my strategy has been working off the tee – a lot of right to left holes on the three wood, left to right holes I feel I can hit my fade with the driver and it’s been working out.”


WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R2

He is followed by Australian Cameron smith and Mexican Abraham Ancer in second place at 11-under.

Both opened with rounds of 67 and challenged English on Friday with bogey-free 62s, including an eagle at the 3rd for Smith.


WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R2

Smith needed only eighteen putts in his second round, tying the PGA Tour’s record for fewest putts in a round. A missed birdie attempt at the 19th from 22 feet would have broken the record.

“The greens are so good around here,” he said, “if you get the ball started online and you’ve hit a good putt, most of the time they’re going in. Yeah, really just a good day on the greens, I guess.

“I probably didn’t drive it as good as I did yesterday but the approaches were really nice. Like I said, I felt I was hitting lots of nice shots that were just going off the green and made a couple of them and a couple of them missed. That’s just how it went, but still a pretty cool record.”

WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R2

Englishman Ian Poulter signed for a 66 in a round marred by a single bogey at the 9th to take a share of fourth place at 10-under alongside Americans Sam Burns (64) and Scottie Scheffler (65) followed by their compatriot Bryson DeChambeau (66) and South African Louis Oosthuizen (64) at 9-under.

WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Harris English *
-13
62
65
127
T2
Abraham Ancer *
-11
67
62
129
T2
Cameron Smith
-11
67
62
129
T4
Sam Burns
-10
66
64
130
T4
Ian Poulter
-10
64
66
130
T4
Scottie Scheffler *
-10
65
65
130
T7
Bryson DeChambeau
-9
65
66
131
T7
Louis Oosthuizen
-9
67
64
131
T9
Jim Herman *
-8
64
68
132
T9
Will Zalatoris
-8
66
66
132
T11
Daniel Berger
-7
66
67
133
T11
Carlos Ortiz *
-7
64
69
133
T13
Paul Casey *
-6
68
66
134
T13
Stewart Cink *
-6
68
66
134
T13
Tony Finau
-6
69
65
134
T13
Max Homa
-6
66
68
134
T13
Dustin Johnson
-6
69
65
134
T13
Ryan Palmer *
-6
70
64
134
T13
Justin Thomas *
-6
67
67
134
T13
Matthew Wolff *
-6
64
70
134
T21
Tyrrell Hatton *
-5
67
68
135
T21
Billy Horschel *
-5
68
67
135
T21
Jason Kokrak *
-5
67
68
135
T21
Phil Mickelson
-5
69
66
135
T25
Corey Conners *
-4
67
69
136
T25
Marc Leishman
-4
65
71
136
T25
Robert MacIntyre
-4
69
67
136
T25
Webb Simpson *
-4
71
65
136
T25
Lee Westwood *
-4
67
69
136
T30
Matt Jones *
-3
69
68
137
T30
Brad Kennedy *
-3
67
70
137
T30
Martin Laird *
-3
68
69
137
T30
Shane Lowry *
-3
68
69
137
T30
Hideki Matsuyama *
-3
68
69
137
T30
Aaron Rai *
-3
70
67
137
T30
Patrick Reed *
-3
68
69
137
T30
Robert Streb
-3
71
66
137
T38
Patrick Cantlay
-2
71
67
138
T38
Sergio Garcia
-2
70
68
138
T38
Garrick Higgo
-2
68
70
138
T38
Viktor Hovland
-2
73
65
138
T38
Rory McIlroy
-2
72
66
138
T38
Collin Morikawa *
-2
67
71
138
T38
Kevin Na *
-2
67
71
138
T38
Joaquin Niemann
-2
70
68
138
T38
Justin Rose *
-2
69
69
138
T47
Tommy Fleetwood
-1
69
70
139
T47
Brian Harman *
-1
70
69
139
T47
Lucas Herbert *
-1
69
70
139
T47
Kevin Kisner
-1
67
72
139
T47
Brooks Koepka
-1
70
69
139
T52
Cam Davis
E
68
72
140
T52
Sungjae Im *
E
70
70
140
T52
Si Woo Kim *
E
70
70
140
T52
Ryosuke Kinoshita
E
74
66
140
T52
Wade Ormsby *
E
69
71
140
T52
Victor Perez
E
71
69
140
T52
Adam Scott
E
74
66
140
T52
Jordan Spieth
E
71
69
140
T60
Matt Fitzpatrick
+2
70
72
142
T60
Min Woo Lee
+2
67
75
142
T60
K.H. Lee
+2
68
74
142
T60
Xander Schauffele *
+2
69
73
142
64
Cameron Champ *
+3
71
72
143
65
Lucas Glover
+4
71
73
144
66
Wilco Nienaber
+8
76
72
148
* Player started on the back nine