6 Thoughts After The Cut: Valspar Championship


Adam Hadwin shot a second round 7-under 64 and leads the Vaslpar Championship through 36 holes. First round leader Jim Herman played to even-par but finds himself only one shot back and will play with Hadwin in the final pairing on Saturday.

Here are six thoughts after two rounds of play at Copperhead.

1. Adam Hadwin, the 36 hole leader, is officially legit. Hadwin, who fired a 59 at the Careerbuilder Challenge, should no longer be considered a flash in the pan. The Canadian has made the cut in his last 9 starts.

2. Justin Thomas missed the cut and is definitely in a funk. JT has now missed the cut in three of his last 5 starts. For those scoring at home, that’s 60%. Not good! A legit 7th ranked player in the world does not miss the cut at events called the Honda, Valspar, and Waste Management. Thomas missed the weekend at all of ’em.

3. Bubba Watson has fallen and can’t get up. Last year at this time Watson was the 4th ranked golfer in the world. Today you wouldn’t take him as the C player in a scramble at your company outing. Watson has done this for the season: T54, T25, CUT, W/D, T38, CUT. He’s currently 149th in the FedEx Cup and on Sunday night will be outside the top-150. Wow!

4. Graeme McDowell had the best comeback yesterday. After a first round 4-over 75, McDowell’s chances of playing the weekend looked slim. But a second round 4-under 67 allowed the Irishman to sneak into the weekend, right on the cut line at even-par.

5. Daniel Berger is another young star that is hard to figure out. Berger seems to be either really good or real crappy. His repertoire does not include consistency. In his last 5 starts, Boog has a T7 and T16 to go along with three MCs. Like his buddy Thomas, that’s a missed-cut clip of 60%. Which is garbage!

6. Bryson DeChambeau made a cut and will be on TV this weekend in an actual golf tournament, and not just pitching products at the commercial breaks. The former all-world amateur has had a horrendous start to his rookie season: MC, T36, T66, MC, T49, MC, MC, MC, WD, MC.


1Adam Hadwin6864-10
2Jim Herman6271-9
3Tyrone Van Aswegen6965-8
4Dominic Bozzelli6768-7
4Russell Henley6471-7
4Henrik Stenson6471-7
7Wesley Bryan6868-6
8Bryson DeChambeau6770-5
8Blayne Barber7067-5
8Hudson Swafford6869-5
8James Hahn6572-5
8Luke List6869-5
8Patrick Cantlay7166-5
14Charles Howell III6771-4
14Matt Kuchar6969-4
14Alex Cejka6870-4
14Jamie Lovemark6969-4
14Lucas Glover6870-4
14Soren Kjeldsen6870-4
20Nick Watney7069-3
20Jason Dufner6871-3
20Hunter Mahan7168-3
20Ian Poulter7267-3
20Kevin Streelman7168-3
20J.T. Poston6970-3
20J.J. Henry7267-3
20Rod Pampling7069-3
20Tony Finau6772-3
20Jason Kokrak6871-3
20John Huh6970-3
20Keith Mitchell6970-3
32Ben Crane7466-2
32Stewart Cink6971-2
32Jonas Blixt6971-2
32Lee McCoy7268-2
32Chad Campbell7169-2
32Chez Reavie7268-2
32Kyle Stanley6971-2
32Charl Schwartzel7070-2
32Keegan Bradley6773-2
32Seamus Power6674-2
42Michael Kim7071-1
42Cameron Smith7467-1
42Gary Woodland7170-1
42Ryan Moore6972-1
42Ryan Blaum6873-1
42Danny Lee7269-1
42Robert Garrigus7170-1
42Kyle Reifers6972-1
42Byeong-Hun An6972-1
42Morgan Hoffmann6972-1
52Harris English7765E
52Graham DeLaet7171E
52Ryo Ishikawa6973E
52Nick Taylor7270E
52Webb Simpson6775E
52Graeme McDowell7567E
52Bill Haas7072E
52Scott Stallings7270E
52Kelly Kraft7270E
52Charlie Danielson7171E
52Bud Cauley7072E
52David Hearn6874E
52Ben Martin7567E
52David Lingmerth7072E
52Patrick Reed7072E
52Jim Furyk6973E
52Brian Stuard7072E
52Tim Wilkinson7072E
71Aaron Baddeley7172MC
71Daniel Berger7073MC
71Greg Chalmers7271MC
71Ollie Schniederjans7172MC
71Peter Malnati7172MC
71Brian Gay7172MC
71Cody Gribble7469MC
71Billy Hurley III7172MC
71Zac Blair7073MC
71Beau Hossler7469MC
81Martin Flores7371MC
81Spencer Levin6975MC
81Seung-yul Noh7173MC
81Russell Knox7074MC
81Scott Piercy7272MC
81Steve Stricker7569MC
81Ken Duke7470MC
81Ricky Barnes7272MC
81Willy Wilcox7173MC
81Luke Donald7173MC
81Ernie Els7173MC
81Bubba Watson7371MC
81Johnson Wagner7371MC
94Kevin Na7570MC
94Harold Varner III7768MC
94Patton Kizzire7075MC
94Sung Kang7471MC
94Justin Thomas7174MC
94Cameron Tringale7174MC
100Steven Bowditch7274MC
100Vijay Singh7373MC
100George McNeill7373MC
100Jason Bohn7472MC
100Sam Saunders7472MC
100Steve Wheatcroft7274MC
100Chad Collins6878MC
100John Senden7274MC
100Smylie Kaufman7175MC
100Martin Laird7373MC
110C.T. Pan7374MC
110Andrew Loupe7473MC
110Brian Harman7572MC
110Shawn Stefani7374MC
110Trey Mullinax7869MC
110Richy Werenski7473MC
110Zach Wright7374MC
110Brett Stegmaier7176MC
110K.J. Choi7374MC
110Chris Kirk7473MC
110Charley Hoffman7374MC
110Freddie Jacobson7770MC
122Carl Pettersson7573MC
122Robert Streb7771MC
122Boo Weekley7276MC
122Derek Fathauer7276MC
122Steve Marino7177MC
122Billy Horschel7573MC
122Troy Merritt7771MC
122Geoff Ogilvy7672MC
122Daniel Summerhays7276MC
122J.J. Spaun7276MC
132Mark Hubbard7574MC
132Jimmy Stanger7673MC
132Retief Goosen7673MC
132Grayson Murray7574MC
136Michael Thompson7377MC
137Brendon Todd7675MC
137Bryce Molder7477MC
137Patrick Rodgers7774MC
140Scott Brown7676MC
140Matt Every7577MC
142Rod Perry7581MC
-Si Woo Kim81-WD
-Whee Kim75-WD
-Sean O'Hair7270WD


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