PGA Tour

Wyndham Championship 2018

August 16-19

Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina

$6,000,000

August 16-19

Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina

$6,000,000

Round 2

Brandt Snedeker retains his lead heading into the weekend

August 17, 2018

Brandt Snedeker, struggling in his bid to back up a first-round 59, came alive late on Friday to stay atop the Wyndham Championship leaderboard with a two-stroke lead over D.A. Points.

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Snedeker knew it would be hard to follow his Thursday performance, when he became just the ninth golfer to post a sub-60 round on the US PGA Tour.

Unable to build any momentum early, Snedeker was one-over through nine holes at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina.

But he regained the lead when he rolled in a 30-foot eagle putt at the par-five 15th and gave himself more breathing room with a 34-foot birdie putt at the par-three 16th as he posted three-under par 67 for a 14-under par total of 126 - his career low for 36 holes on tour.

"It was huge," Snedeker said of his strong finish. "I played a really sloppy front nine, didn't play particularly well, drove it poorly.

"Then on the back nine, which typically is the harder nine here, I finally hit the ball in the fairway off the tee and hit some quality iron shots and had a few holes where I missed some makeable putts.

"To see one finally go in was good, got some momentum going those last few holes.

"Obviously it's tough to back up what I did yesterday," he added. "I knew it was going to be tough today -- didn't anticipate it was going to be this tough."

Snedeker, who won his first PGA Tour title in the Wyndham back in 2007, will be seeking a ninth career title over the weekend.

Snedeker had a two-shot lead over American D.A. Points, who had an eagle and four birdies in his second straight six-under 64 for 128.

Taiwan's C.T. Pan was alone in third, a birdie-birdie finish capping a 64 that left him on 11-under 129.

Spain's Sergio Garcia, who needs a top-20 finish to qualify for the US PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs, fired a five-under par 65 and headed a group sharing fourth on 131.

Points, a three-time PGA Tour winner, who missed 15 of 16 cuts before tying for 40th at the Barbasol Championship in July, said he'd benefitted from a new set of irons -- and from playing without any expectation of making it to the FedEx Cup playoffs coming up.

"I have nothing to lose, like, literally, nothing to lose," he said. "I can just go and play and if I win, wow, what a super blessing. But if I don't it'll just be a nice way to finish off a tough year and start working on things toward next year," he said.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-14
59
67
126
2
D. A. Points
USA
-12
64
64
128
3
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-11
65
64
129
T4
Brett Stegmaier
USA
-9
64
67
131
T4
David Hearn
CAN
-9
64
67
131
T4
Harris English
USA
-9
66
65
131
T4
Keith Mitchell
USA
-9
65
66
131
T4
Peter Malnati
USA
-9
66
65
131
T4
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-9
66
65
131
T10
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-8
65
67
132
T10
Doug Ghim
USA
-8
68
64
132
T10
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-8
64
68
132
T10
Nick Taylor
CAN
-8
65
67
132
T10
Trey Mullinax
USA
-8
67
65
132
T15
Abraham Ancer
USA
-7
64
69
133
T15
Brian Gay
USA
-7
70
63
133
T15
Brice Garnett
USA
-7
65
68
133
T15
Denny McCarthy
USA
-7
66
67
133
T15
Henrik Stenson
SWE
-7
68
65
133
T15
Jim Furyk
USA
-7
65
68
133
T15
John Oda
USA
-7
63
70
133
T15
Ryan Armour
USA
-7
65
68
133
T15
Ryan Blaum
USA
-7
67
66
133
T15
Ryan Moore
USA
-7
63
70
133
T15
Scott Brown
USA
-7
68
65
133
T26
Billy Horschel
USA
-6
66
68
134
T26
Cameron Percy
AUS
-6
67
67
134
T26
Chris Kirk
USA
-6
69
65
134
T26
Corey Conners
CAN
-6
65
69
134
T26
Jason Dufner
USA
-6
66
68
134
T26
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-6
67
67
134
T26
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-6
65
69
134
T26
Webb Simpson
USA
-6
66
68
134
T34
Dylan Meyer
USA
-5
67
68
135
T34
Harold Varner III
USA
-5
66
69
135
T34
Martin Laird
SCO
-5
69
66
135
T34
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-5
68
67
135
T34
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-5
67
68
135
T34
Tom Hoge
USA
-5
69
66
135
T34
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-5
68
67
135
T41
Chesson Hadley
USA
-4
68
68
136
T41
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-4
66
70
136
T41
Johnson Wagner
USA
-4
70
66
136
T41
Kevin Tway
USA
-4
67
69
136
T41
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-4
68
68
136
T41
Michael Thompson
USA
-4
66
70
136
T41
Ricky Barnes
USA
-4
66
70
136
T41
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-4
69
67
136
T41
Sam Ryder
USA
-4
72
64
136
T41
Sam Saunders
USA
-4
66
70
136
T41
Shawn Stefani
USA
-4
68
68
136
T52
Bill Haas
USA
-3
69
68
137
T52
Billy Hurley III
USA
-3
68
69
137
T52
Blayne Barber
USA
-3
68
69
137
T52
Conrad Shindler
USA
-3
69
68
137
T52
Danny Lee
NZL
-3
68
69
137
T52
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-3
70
67
137
T52
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-3
69
68
137
T52
Hudson Swafford
USA
-3
67
70
137
T52
Jason Kokrak
USA
-3
69
68
137
T52
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-3
68
69
137
T52
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-3
69
68
137
T52
Julian Suri
USA
-3
71
66
137
T52
Lanto Griffin
USA
-3
69
68
137
T52
Martin Flores
USA
-3
64
73
137
T52
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-3
70
67
137
T52
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-3
64
73
137
T52
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-3
68
69
137
T52
Richy Werenski
USA
-3
68
69
137
T52
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-3
68
69
137
T52
Scott Piercy
USA
-3
70
67
137
T52
William McGirt
USA
-3
69
68
137
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
-2
67
71
138
CUT
Arjun Atwal
IND
-2
72
66
138
CUT
Brian Stuard
USA
-2
72
66
138
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
-2
68
70
138
CUT
Jason Bohn
USA
-2
71
67
138
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
-2
70
68
138
CUT
Mickey DeMorat
USA
-2
69
69
138
CUT
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-2
69
69
138
CUT
Norman Xiong
USA
-2
68
70
138
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
-2
68
70
138
CUT
Scott Stallings
USA
-2
67
71
138
CUT
Shane Lowry
IRL
-2
69
69
138
CUT
Stuart Appleby
AUS
-2
69
69
138
CUT
T. J. Vogel
USA
-2
69
69
138
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-2
68
70
138
CUT
Will Zalatoris
USA
-2
71
67
138
CUT
Zecheng Dou
CHN
-2
71
67
138
CUT
Andrew Yun
USA
-1
68
71
139
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
-1
70
69
139
CUT
David Lingmerth
SWE
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Davis Love III
USA
-1
71
68
139
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-1
68
71
139
CUT
John Huh
USA
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Steve Stricker
USA
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Talor Gooch
USA
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-1
68
71
139
CUT
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
Par
71
69
140
CUT
Brendan Steele
USA
Par
70
70
140
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
Par
74
66
140
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
Par
68
72
140
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
Par
70
70
140
CUT
Zac Blair
USA
Par
67
73
140
CUT
Brandon Harkins
USA
1
72
69
141
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
1
68
73
141
CUT
Daniel Berger
USA
1
70
71
141
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
1
69
72
141
CUT
Ken Duke
USA
1
68
73
141
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
1
70
71
141
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
1
71
70
141
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
1
71
70
141
CUT
Sean O'Hair
USA
1
72
69
141
CUT
Shane Bertsch
USA
1
69
72
141
CUT
Stewart Jolly
USA
1
70
71
141
CUT
Tommy Gainey
USA
1
67
74
141
CUT
Brian Davis
ENG
2
67
75
142
CUT
Doc Redman
USA
2
68
74
142
CUT
George McNeill
USA
2
72
70
142
CUT
Kris Blanks
USA
2
72
70
142
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
2
69
73
142
CUT
Parker McLachlin
USA
2
71
71
142
CUT
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
2
71
71
142
CUT
Hunter Mahan
USA
3
70
73
143
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
3
70
73
143
CUT
Jonathan Randolph
USA
3
71
72
143
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
3
73
70
143
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
3
74
69
143
CUT
Tyler Duncan
USA
3
70
73
143
CUT
Adam Schenk
USA
4
69
75
144
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
4
71
73
144
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
4
71
73
144
CUT
Carl Pettersson
SWE
4
69
75
144
CUT
Grayson Murray
USA
4
70
74
144
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
4
71
73
144
CUT
Kyle Thompson
USA
4
72
72
144
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
4
70
74
144
CUT
Retief Goosen
RSA
4
71
73
144
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
5
71
74
145
CUT
Daniel Summerhays
USA
5
74
71
145
CUT
Ethan Tracy
USA
5
74
71
145
CUT
Matt Atkins
USA
5
72
73
145
CUT
Matthew Every
USA
5
68
77
145
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
USA
5
70
75
145
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
5
73
72
145
CUT
Wesley Bryan
USA
5
68
77
145
CUT
Andres Romero
ARG
6
71
75
146
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
6
71
75
146
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
6
71
75
146
CUT
Dicky Pride
USA
7
72
75
147
CUT
John Merrick
USA
7
71
76
147
CUT
James Driscoll
USA
8
69
79
148
CUT
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
9
73
76
149
CUT
Charles Frost
USA
10
75
75
150
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
10
74
76
150
RET
Chris Stroud
USA
Par
71
-
71
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
1
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-14
126
2
D. A. Points
USA
-12
128
3
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-11
129
T4
Brett Stegmaier
USA
-9
131
T4
David Hearn
CAN
-9
131
T4
Harris English
USA
-9
131
T4
Keith Mitchell
USA
-9
131
T4
Peter Malnati
USA
-9
131
T4
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-9
131
T10
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-8
132
T10
Doug Ghim
USA
-8
132
T10
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-8
132
T10
Nick Taylor
CAN
-8
132
T10
Trey Mullinax
USA
-8
132
T15
Abraham Ancer
USA
-7
133
T15
Brian Gay
USA
-7
133
T15
Brice Garnett
USA
-7
133
T15
Denny McCarthy
USA
-7
133
T15
Henrik Stenson
SWE
-7
133
T15
Jim Furyk
USA
-7
133
T15
John Oda
USA
-7
133
T15
Ryan Armour
USA
-7
133
T15
Ryan Blaum
USA
-7
133
T15
Ryan Moore
USA
-7
133
T15
Scott Brown
USA
-7
133
T26
Billy Horschel
USA
-6
134
T26
Cameron Percy
AUS
-6
134
T26
Chris Kirk
USA
-6
134
T26
Corey Conners
CAN
-6
134
T26
Jason Dufner
USA
-6
134
T26
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-6
134
T26
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-6
134
T26
Webb Simpson
USA
-6
134
T34
Dylan Meyer
USA
-5
135
T34
Harold Varner III
USA
-5
135
T34
Martin Laird
SCO
-5
135
T34
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-5
135
T34
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-5
135
T34
Tom Hoge
USA
-5
135
T34
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-5
135
T41
Chesson Hadley
USA
-4
136
T41
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-4
136
T41
Johnson Wagner
USA
-4
136
T41
Kevin Tway
USA
-4
136
T41
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-4
136
T41
Michael Thompson
USA
-4
136
T41
Ricky Barnes
USA
-4
136
T41
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-4
136
T41
Sam Ryder
USA
-4
136
T41
Sam Saunders
USA
-4
136
T41
Shawn Stefani
USA
-4
136
T52
Bill Haas
USA
-3
137
T52
Billy Hurley III
USA
-3
137
T52
Blayne Barber
USA
-3
137
T52
Conrad Shindler
USA
-3
137
T52
Danny Lee
NZL
-3
137
T52
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-3
137
T52
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-3
137
T52
Hudson Swafford
USA
-3
137
T52
Jason Kokrak
USA
-3
137
T52
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-3
137
T52
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-3
137
T52
Julian Suri
USA
-3
137
T52
Lanto Griffin
USA
-3
137
T52
Martin Flores
USA
-3
137
T52
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-3
137
T52
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-3
137
T52
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-3
137
T52
Richy Werenski
USA
-3
137
T52
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-3
137
T52
Scott Piercy
USA
-3
137
T52
William McGirt
USA
-3
137
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
-2
138
CUT
Arjun Atwal
IND
-2
138
CUT
Brian Stuard
USA
-2
138
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
-2
138
CUT
Jason Bohn
USA
-2
138
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
-2
138
CUT
Mickey DeMorat
USA
-2
138
CUT
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-2
138
CUT
Norman Xiong
USA
-2
138
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
-2
138
CUT
Scott Stallings
USA
-2
138
CUT
Shane Lowry
IRL
-2
138
CUT
Stuart Appleby
AUS
-2
138
CUT
T. J. Vogel
USA
-2
138
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-2
138
CUT
Will Zalatoris
USA
-2
138
CUT
Zecheng Dou
CHN
-2
138
CUT
Andrew Yun
USA
-1
139
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
-1
139
CUT
David Lingmerth
SWE
-1
139
CUT
Davis Love III
USA
-1
139
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-1
139
CUT
John Huh
USA
-1
139
CUT
Steve Stricker
USA
-1
139
CUT
Talor Gooch
USA
-1
139
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-1
139
CUT
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
Par
140
CUT
Brendan Steele
USA
Par
140
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
Par
140
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
Par
140
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
Par
140
CUT
Zac Blair
USA
Par
140
CUT
Brandon Harkins
USA
1
141
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
1
141
CUT
Daniel Berger
USA
1
141
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
1
141
CUT
Ken Duke
USA
1
141
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
1
141
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
1
141
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
1
141
CUT
Sean O'Hair
USA
1
141
CUT
Shane Bertsch
USA
1
141
CUT
Stewart Jolly
USA
1
141
CUT
Tommy Gainey
USA
1
141
CUT
Brian Davis
ENG
2
142
CUT
Doc Redman
USA
2
142
CUT
George McNeill
USA
2
142
CUT
Kris Blanks
USA
2
142
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
2
142
CUT
Parker McLachlin
USA
2
142
CUT
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
2
142
CUT
Hunter Mahan
USA
3
143
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
3
143
CUT
Jonathan Randolph
USA
3
143
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
3
143
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
3
143
CUT
Tyler Duncan
USA
3
143
CUT
Adam Schenk
USA
4
144
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
4
144
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
4
144
CUT
Carl Pettersson
SWE
4
144
CUT
Grayson Murray
USA
4
144
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
4
144
CUT
Kyle Thompson
USA
4
144
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
4
144
CUT
Retief Goosen
RSA
4
144
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
5
145
CUT
Daniel Summerhays
USA
5
145
CUT
Ethan Tracy
USA
5
145
CUT
Matt Atkins
USA
5
145
CUT
Matthew Every
USA
5
145
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
USA
5
145
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
5
145
CUT
Wesley Bryan
USA
5
145
CUT
Andres Romero
ARG
6
146
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
6
146
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
6
146
CUT
Dicky Pride
USA
7
147
CUT
John Merrick
USA
7
147
CUT
James Driscoll
USA
8
148
CUT
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
9
149
CUT
Charles Frost
USA
10
150
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
10
150
RET
Chris Stroud
USA
Par
71