Gary Woodland and Xander Schauffele had the rounds of the day in Maui on Friday, with scores of six-under-par 67 on Kapalua’s Plantation course — Woodland’s second round of 67 in a row.
Here’s what else you missed from Round 2 of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
1. Gary Woodland is in command
After a second consecutive round of six-under-par 67, Gary Woodland is three shots clear of his nearest competitors (Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlory and Kevin Tway) at the tournament’s halfway point.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 5, 2019
Woodland has posted 16 birdies over two rounds — including five in a row on Nos. 11-15 on Friday. The 34-year-old Tour veteran recently signed an equipment deal with Wilson Golf and is seeking his fourth career Tour win this week.
2. Two big names are within striking distance
Bryson DeChambeau and Rory McIlroy shot up the leaderboard into a tie for second after shooting rounds of 68 (five under par) on Friday.
Solid finish for @McIlroyRory. ?
The two players trail Woodland’s lead by three shots. DeChambeau is seeking his sixth career win while McIlroy is seeking his 15th.
3. Dustin Johnson struggled
After posting an impressive opening round on Thursday, Dustin Johnson struggled to a one-over-par 74 on Friday. The two-time Sentry champion had a rough start, going four over par in his first six holes. Johnson double-bogeyed the par-4 fourth hole after he played the wrong ball from a hazard and was forced to take a two-shot penalty after locating his original ball.
D. Johnson on his 2-shot penalty for playing the wrong ball on the 4th hole: “I guess now understanding the new rule, I still, I got to identify, if it moves it’s not a penalty. So that won’t ever happen again. I can promise you that,” he said.
— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) January 5, 2019
Though DJ fell 10 spots on the leaderboard to T12, he’s only seven shots back of Woodland’s lead with two rounds to play.
4. Marc Leishman had the bounce-back of the day
After suffering a triple bogey on the par-4 sixth hole, Marc Leishman birdied six of his remaining 12 holes to finish with a second round of three-under 73. Leishman is currently in fifth place, four shots back of Woodland’s lead.