PGA Tour rookie Harry Hall from England still has the solo lead after 36 holes at Colonial. Hall followed his opening eight-under 62 with a 66 on Friday that included four consecutive birdies midway through the round. He is at 12-under 128. That is three strokes better than Harris English, who had a hole-in-one at the par-3 eighth hole in his 66. Scottie Scheffler, the world's No. 1 player and Colonial runner-up last year, had his second consecutive round of 67 and is tied for seventh at 6 under. Jordan Spieth shot 72 both days to miss the cut.
So much for the Block party at Colonial. California club pro Michael Block had a dream week at the PGA Championship when he made a hole-in-one and tied for 15th. He came back to reality in the Charles Schwab Challenge. Block had three double bogeys on the last four holes and shot 81. He in last place in the 120-man field.
The PGA Tour's "Block Party" is still going with Michael Block playing at Colonial after tying for 15th at last week's PGA Championship. The club pro from California will tee up for the first round Thursday at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas. The 120-player field also includes local favorites Scott Scheffler and Jordan Spieth. Scheffler, the No. 1 player in the world, was the runner-up in the major last week and at Colonial last year to Sam Burns. Block is in on a sponsor's exemption and says he's glad he hasn't come to reality yet about what's happening.
FrontPageBets takes a look at golfers to watch at Colonial Country Club as the Tour tees it up at Hogan's Alley.
Scottie Scheffler is part of a three-way tie for the lead going into the weekend at the PGA Championship. Oak Hill over two days has provided a little of everything — freezing temperatures, warm wind and rain. It also has unlimited possibilities on the weekend. Nine players are under par. Eighteen players are separated by five shots. Bryson DeChambeau is two back. Brooks Koepka ran off birdies on rain-softened greens for a 66 to get within three. Rory McIlroy was stunned to be only five behind the way he's hitting the ball. Rain is in the forecast for Saturday.
Bryson DeChambeau is the leading the frost-delayed PGA Championship. It's been more than a year since DeChambeau was the incredible bulk who tried to overpower golf courses. Now he's slimmer and feels healthy. That much is evident with his 66 at Oak Hill. That gives DeChambeau a one-shot lead over Scottie Scheffler and Corey Conners among the early starters. The first round is unlikely to finish on Thursday because of a two-hour delay for frost in the morning. DeChambeau warmed up nicely. He hasn't won in more than two years. He still swings hard, but he's keeping it in play.
Oak Hill is tough enough in any conditions. Throw in biting colder temperatures on the eve of the PGA Championship and it was a reminder that this major figures to be a strong test. The good news for the 156 players is the weather will get warmer. Oak Hill figures to stay tough. Jordan Spieth says it's no different from a U.S. Open. The thick rough and penal bunkers are putting a premium on accuracy. The PGA Championship begins Thursday with 99 of the top 100 players in the world. Masters champion Jon Rahm is among the favorites.
Jon Rahm is playing some of his best golf and likes what he sees at the PGA Championship. Oak Hill has been restored to what Donald Ross intended. For the second major of the year, it's long and framed by thick grass. Rahm watched video of the last PGA Championship at Oak Hill in 2013. The course and conditions are different from what he faces this week. But he noticed how discipline and a good wedge game could go a long way. Rahm isn't ready to think about a Grand Slam this year. He just wants as many major championships as possible.
Jason Day has his first PGA Tour victory in five years at the Byron Nelson. The Australian shot a 9-under 62 for a one-shot victory over Austin Eckroat and Si Woo Kim. Hometown favorite Scottie Scheffler finished three shots back. Day broke a tie with Scheffler with a chip-in birdie at the par-4 12th. Day finished at 23 under playing on Mother's Day a little more than a year after losing his mom to cancer.
Scottie Scheffler has a one-shot lead over fellow Texan Ryan Palmer and Canadian Mackenzie Hughes after the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson. Scheffler has recorded consecutive 7-under 64s. Hughes matched that number in the second round and Palmer shot 65. South Korean S.Y. Noh had a 74 after tying the course record with an opening-round 60. Two-time defending champion K.H. Lee made the cut on the number at 4 under. But the South Korean's bid to become the first player in 12 years to win a tournament three consecutive times is in jeopardy.
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