WGC - Workday Championship R2

Brooks Koekpa takes lead heading into the weekend

February 25-28
The Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Florida
$10,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4




Brooks Koepka, who recentley missed two cuts then won last week in Phoenix, seems to be holding on to his form and closed with a 6-under 66 following seven birdies, including three-in-a-row from the 15th to the 17th, unfortunately capped by a bogey at the 18th.


“Usually I can never find my game until The Players. That’s kind of when it starts to feel like it’s coming around,” said Koepka. “But the fact that it’s here a little bit early is nice.”

Koepka is closely followed by Cameron Smith, Billy Horschel and Collin Morikawa at 10-under.



Morikawa fired nine birdies and a single bogey at the par-3 14th and matched Bryson DeChambeau’s score of the tournament with his 64.

DeChambeau’s second round 64 was thirteen shots better than his opening round score and he lies in a tie for 20th at 3-under.

“It’s just a tale of golf. You can have both ends of the stick,” said DeChambeau. “I didn’t play terrible yesterday, I just didn’t get anything going my way, especially on that back nine. Had some bad mistakes and that’s what happened. I made some good putts and good strokes today that just luck went my way today.”


Defending champion Patrick Reed signed for a second 68 and a tie for 8th at 8-under after finding the water at the par-4 5th and 8th and making bogeys.

Rory McIlroy is tied for 13th at 5-under after signing for a 70. He fired seven birdies but unfortunately also made three bogeys and a double-bogeyed the par-5 7th after his bunker shot found the pine straw.

Viktor Hovland ruined an otherwise flawless round with a quadruple bogey 8 at his final hole on the par-4 9th where he went from bunker to pine straw across the green into a bunker back across the green into the woods and took a penalty drop that failed to reach the green before finally holing it and closing with a 69 and is tied for 17th at 4-under.

“It’s mainly the second shot in the bunker that’s a little bitter,” said Hovland. “That’s costing me four shots right there just that second shot. I hit a lot of good shots today and made a lot of putts, so it’s just unfortunate that one terrible shot comes at that time.”

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Jon Rahm struggled with his short game and is even par at T43 after following up his opening 68 with a 76 on Friday.

World Number 1 Dustin Johnson followed up his opening 77 with a 69 and lies thirteen shots behind Koepka at 2-over.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Brooks Koepka
-11
67
66
133
T2
Billy Horschel
-10
67
67
134
T2
Collin Morikawa
-10
70
64
134
T2
Cameron Smith
-10
68
66
134
T5
Tony Finau
-9
68
67
135
T5
Matthew Fitzpatrick
-9
66
69
135
T5
Webb Simpson
-9
66
69
135
T8
Kevin Kisner
-8
67
69
136
T8
Patrick Reed
-8
68
68
136
T10
Abraham Ancer
-7
71
66
137
T10
Louis Oosthuizen
-7
69
68
137
12
Hideki Matsuyama
-6
72
66
138
T13
Jason Kokrak
-5
70
69
139
T13
Rory McIlroy
-5
69
70
139
T13
Scottie Scheffler
-5
69
70
139
T13
Justin Thomas
-5
73
66
139
T17
Jason Day
-4
71
69
140
T17
Viktor Hovland
-4
71
69
140
T17
Gary Woodland
-4
71
69
140
T20
Bryson DeChambeau
-3
77
64
141
T20
Sergio Garcia
-3
67
74
141
T20
Yuki Inamori
-3
73
68
141
T20
Sebastián Muñoz
-3
69
72
141
T20
Joaquin Niemann
-3
69
72
141
T20
Will Zalatoris
-3
72
69
141
T26
Cameron Champ
-2
72
70
142
T26
Lanto Griffin
-2
70
72
142
T26
Sungjae Im
-2
68
74
142
T26
Chan Kim
-2
71
71
142
T26
Marc Leishman
-2
72
70
142
T26
Shane Lowry
-2
72
70
142
T26
Kevin Na
-2
73
69
142
T26
Wade Ormsby
-2
68
74
142
T26
Aaron Rai
-2
72
70
142
T35
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-1
71
72
143
T35
Thomas Detry
-1
70
73
143
T35
Tyrrell Hatton
-1
70
73
143
T35
Max Homa
-1
73
70
143
T35
Ryan Palmer
-1
71
72
143
T35
Xander Schauffele
-1
71
72
143
T35
Jason Scrivener
-1
75
68
143
T35
Lee Westwood
-1
74
69
143
T43
Daniel Berger
E
73
71
144
T43
Victor Perez
E
69
75
144
T43
Jon Rahm
E
68
76
144
T43
Justin Rose
E
73
71
144
T43
Adam Scott
E
72
72
144
T43
Trevor Simsby
E
74
70
144
T49
Matt Kuchar
1
73
72
145
T49
Min Woo Lee
1
74
71
145
T49
Carlos Ortiz
1
73
72
145
T49
Brandon Stone
1
71
74
145
T49
Brendon Todd
1
74
71
145
T54
Mackenzie Hughes
2
73
73
146
T54
Dustin Johnson
2
77
69
146
T54
David Lipsky
2
70
76
146
T54
Robert MacIntyre
2
74
72
146
T54
Erik van Rooyen
2
71
75
146
T59
Rafa Cabrera Bello
3
74
73
147
T59
Laurie Canter
3
72
75
147
T59
Harris English
3
78
69
147
T59
Tommy Fleetwood
3
75
72
147
T59
Rasmus Højgaard
3
74
73
147
64
Sami Valimaki
4
72
76
148
T65
Bubba Watson
5
77
72
149
T65
Daniel van Tonder
5
76
73
149
T67
JC Ritchie
7
78
73
151
T67
Bernd Wiesberger
7
76
75
151
T69
Lucas Herbert
10
77
77
154
T69
Brad Kennedy
10
81
73
154
71
Andy Sullivan
11
78
77
155
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