Inside the numbers
As expected, the cut line landed at minus 2, with almost half the field teeing it up for today’s third round. There were 77 rounds in the 60s the first day with that number coming in at 76 after Friday’s relatively calm round weather wise.
The scoring average was almost the same as the first round at 69.224. It was 69.208 on Thursday. The easiest hole for the second straight day was the par-5 ninth. That hole surrendered 21 eagles, 91 birdies, 26 pars and five bogeys for a scoring average of 4.105. The reason for the odd number is that Patrick Rodgers withdrew on Friday because of the flu.
There were 18 eagles in the opening round. That number rose to 24 as the par-5 18th came in as the second-easiest hole. There are only two par-5s on the par-70 layout.