Round 2 Leaderboard, Notes: Arnold Palmer Invitational

Charlie Hoffman fired a 6-under 66 at Bay Hill on Friday and leads the Arnold Palmer Invitational after two rounds of play. First round co-leaders, Emiliano Grillo and Matthew Fitzpatrick, remain in the hunt at 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

 
Grillo shot a 4-under 68 on Friday, while Fitzpatrick carded a 3-under 69. Rounding out the top-5 is the trio of Lucas Glover, Kevin Kisner, and Marc Leishman, who all sit at 7-under and tied for the 4th spot.

Player Notes

  • Charlie Hoffman got his second round off the wrong way – a bogey on the very first hole. But after that blip, the 40-year-old from UNLV dropped seven biridies against no bogeys. Despite his decent length off the tee (294.1), the reigning Memorial champ has hit 75% of his fairways, which has led to a tournament-leading 12 birdies.
  • Through 15 holes Jason Day was +1 on the day, and in the middle of the pack. But after a eagle on the par-5 16th, Day is back in the hunt at 3-under and inside the top-15. If the world #2 can improve on his 60% accuracy (Driving & GIR) on Saturday, he could be in contention come Sunday.
  • Day’s fellow Aussie, Steven Bowditch, continues to struggle BADLY. In 2015, the then 32-year-old finished in the FedEx Cup top-20, making it all the way to East Lake, while pulling in over $3M in earnings. The next season, in 2016, his game tanked, and he missed the cut in 15 of 26 starts, finishing at 179 in the standings. This season has been even worse. Bodwitch has made 12 starts and missed the cut in 11 of them. He’s made a check in just one tournament his season – $12K for a T58 at the CareerBuilder.
  • Keegan Bradley is having a decent tournament at -2 and T20. But the former PGA champ should be scoring much better given his tournament-leading Driving Accuracy of 90%. Further, Bradley is hitting greens in regulation at a steady 64% clip. For him to be only -2 is mind boggling.
  • Adam Hadwin has kept his solid play intact in Orlando, at least in the early going. Going back to the Genesis Open, the newly-crowned Valspar champ has now carded 8 straight rounds of even-par or better (mostly better) – the final two at Riviera (70-69), all four at Inisbrook (68-64-67-71), and the first two at Bay Hill (70-70).

 

Round Two Leaderboard

1Charley Hoffman6866-10
2Emiliano Grillo6768-9
3Matthew Fitzpatrick6769-8
4Lucas Glover6869-7
4Kevin Kisner7067-7
4Marc Leishman71-6-7
7Francesco Molinari7068-6
8Jeung-hun Wang7168-5
8Tony Finau7267-5
10Adam Hadwin7070-4
10Paul Casey6872-4
10Harold Varner III7070-4
13Greg Chalmers6972-3
13Jamie Lovemark7269-3
13Kyle Stanley7368-3
13Justin Rose7170-3
13Ryan Moore7269-3
13Jason Day7071-3
13Tyrrell Hatton7269-3
20Brian Harman7270-2
20Keegan Bradley7171-2
20Luke List7171-2
20Hideki Matsuyama7369-2
20Vaughn Taylor7171-2
20Si Woo Kim7171-2
26Ollie Schniederjans7370-1
26David Hearn7073-1
26Louis Oosthuizen7073-1
26Cameron Smith7469-1
26Russell Henley7271-1
26Graeme McDowell7271-1
26Brandt Snedeker7271-1
26Matt Every7370-1
26J.J. Spaun7073-1
26Ryan Ruffels6974-1
26Charl Schwartzel7271-1
26Michael Kim72-1-1
26Brandon Hagy73-2-1
39Charles Howell III7272E
39Pat Perez7470E
39Alex Noren7074E
39James Hahn7371E
39Tommy Fleetwood7866E
39Martin Kaymer7371E
39Bubba Watson7272E
46Martin Laird77681
46Rory McIlroy74711
46Jim Herman73721
46Aaron Baddeley70751
46Derek Fathauer74711
46Ian Poulter72731
46Tim Herron72731
46Ben Martin73721
46Hudson Swafford73721
46Danny Lee75701
46Billy Horschel72731
46Zach Johnson75-21
58Jason Kokrak72742
58Byeong-Hun An76702
58John Huh74722
58Rickie Fowler74722
58David Lingmerth74722
58Kevin Chappell72742
58C.T. Pan75712
58Kevin Streelman75712
58Fabian Gomez74722
58Stewart Cink70762
68Wesley Bryan77703
68Boo Weekley75723
68Blayne Barber75723
68Troy Merritt76-13
CUT LINE
72Chez Reavie74744
72Kevin Na71774
72Greg Owen72764
72Sam Saunders74744
72Retief Goosen75734
72William McGirt74744
72Vijay Singh79694
72Brooks Koepka78704
72Graham DeLaet76E4
72Chad Campbell7424
72Steve Wheatcroft77-14
83Kyle Reifers75745
83Trevor Immelman70795
83Billy Hurley III75745
83Rod Pampling73765
83Camilo Villegas75745
83Daniel Summerhays76735
83Henrik Stenson75745
83Roberto Castro7435
83Matthias Schwab7435
92Cody Gribble77736
92Brian Stuard76746
92Branden Grace75756
92Patton Kizzire75756
96Morgan Hoffmann76757
96Ernie Els75767
96Chris Kirk76757
96Bud Cauley74777
96Anirban Lahiri79727
96John Daly74777
96Mackenzie Hughes79727
96Robby Shelton79E7
104Webb Simpson7558
105Thomas Pieters76779
105Rob Oppenheim73809
105Scott Brown82719
105Thorbjorn Olesen7569
109David Hronek76610
110Geoff Ogilvy767911
110Harris English767911
110Smylie Kaufman787711
110Sean O'Hair758011
114Grayson Murray817512
114Seung-yul Noh748212
116Patrick Rodgers837413
116Robert Gamez79613
118Steven Bowditch797914
-Curtis Luck7982DQ
-Kelly Kraft79-WD

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