Byeong-Hun An, Brendan Steele Co-Lead At WM Phoenix

After 36 holes of play at TPC Scottsdale, Brendan Steele and Byeong-Hun An co-lead the Waste Management Phoenix Open at 10-under-par. Both Steele and An entered the second round near the top of the leaderboard, at T2 and T4, respectively – and both once again played a superb 18 holes of golf at the Stadium Course.

 
Steele, who already has a win under his belt at the season opening Safeway Open, fired a bogey-free 4-under 67, while An shot a second consecutive 66 with one bogey against 6 birdies.

First round leader Matt Kuchar cooled off a bit but still came in with a respectable 2-under 69 and is tied with Martin Laird, Sung Kang and defending champ Hideki Matsuyama for third at 9-under-par.

Matsuymama made a late run, and appeared ready to enter the weekend atop the leaderboard at -10. But a bogey on the 18th, after a missed 6-footer, dropped the 24-year-old Japanese star out of the top spot.

Top 10

T1 Brendan Steele and Byeong-Hun -10
T3 Matt Kuchar, Martin Laird, Sung Kang, Hiudeki Matsuyama – 9
T7 Michael Kim, Loui Oosthuizen, Rickie Fowler, J.J. Spaun -7

Notables

T11 Zach Johnson, William McGirt, Scott Piercy -6
T21 Adam Hadwin, Daniel Berger, Steve Stricker, J.B. Holes -5
T28 Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Webb Simpson -4
T38 Patrick Reed, Jon Rahm, Charley Hoffman -3
T48 Ryan Moore, Brooks Koepk -2
T61 Andrew Johnston, Emiliano Grillo, Billy Horschel -1
MC Justin Thomas, Keegan Bradley E
MC Bubba Watson, Tony Finau +1
MC Russell Knox, Smylie Kaufman +3

Up & Down

Low Round: Jonas Blixt (64)
High Round: Retief Goosen (78)
Last Place: Michael Schoolcraft +11

Quote

“Yeah, I think I normally putt pretty well here. I really like the greens. They’re rolling perfect. I seem to see them pretty well. I’ve just never had much trouble with the lines off the tees and things like everything just kind of makes sense to me, for whatever reason. Certain weeks just make sense, and other weeks you just can’t quite figure them out. This has always been a very comfortable place.”
Brendan Steele, Co-Leader – Waste Management Phoenix Open

Full Leaderboard

PosName12T
1Byeong-Hun An6666-10
1Brendan Steele6567-10
3Martin Laird6766-9
3Matt Kuchar6469-9
3Sung Kang6865-9
3Hideki Matsuyama6568-9
7Michael Kim6966-7
7Louis Oosthuizen6867-7
7Rickie Fowler6768-7
7J.J. Spaun7164-7
11Jonas Blixt7264-6
11Daniel Summerhays7165-6
11Zach Johnson7066-6
11Brian Harman6967-6
11Graham DeLaet6769-6
11Robert Garrigus6670-6
11Scott Brown6670-6
11Scott Piercy7165-6
11William McGirt6967-6
11Morgan Hoffmann6967-6
21Adam Hadwin7166-5
21Marc Leishman6869-5
21Daniel Berger7166-5
21J.B. Holmes6770-5
21Steve Stricker6770-5
21Shane Lowry6968-5
21John Huh7067-5
28Geoff Ogilvy7068-4
28Ollie Schniederjans7167-4
28Brian Stuard7167-4
28Phil Mickelson6870-4
28Webb Simpson6771-4
28Kevin Na6870-4
28John Peterson6672-4
28Jordan Spieth7068-4
28Boo Weekley7068-4
28Mark Hubbard6969-4
38Harris English7366-3
38Patrick Reed7168-3
38Charley Hoffman7267-3
38Cameron Smith6970-3
38Ben Crane6970-3
38Jon Rahm7069-3
38Vaughn Taylor6871-3
38Chad Collins6871-3
38Camilo Villegas7168-3
38Grayson Murray7267-3
48Sean O'Hair7169-2
48Lucas Glover6872-2
48J.J. Henry7070-2
48Chris Kirk6674-2
48Brian Gay7169-2
48Ryan Moore7169-2
48Troy Merritt7466-2
48Russell Henley7169-2
48Jamie Lovemark7268-2
48Brooks Koepka6773-2
48Alex Cejka6773-2
48Jason Bohn7268-2
48Tyrone Van Aswegen7070-2
61Matt Jones7269-1
61Seung-yul Noh7071-1
61Charlie Beljan6873-1
61Emiliano Grillo7269-1
61Bud Cauley7269-1
61Patton Kizzire7170-1
61Kyle Stanley7269-1
61Andrew Johnston7368-1
61Wesley Bryan7269-1
61Harold Varner III7071-1
61Kevin Chappell7170-1
61Hunter Mahan7170-1
61Billy Horschel7071-1
61Jon Curran7566-1
61Ken Duke6972-1
76Jason Kokrak7072MC
76Spencer Levin7171MC
76Ryo Ishikawa6874MC
76Justin Thomas6973MC
76Jim Herman7270MC
76Mark Wilson7072MC
76Shawn Stefani7369MC
76Roberto Castro7171MC
76Kevin Streelman7171MC
76Zac Blair7270MC
76David Hearn7270MC
76Luke Donald7369MC
76Aaron Baddeley7468MC
76Keegan Bradley7270MC
76Chez Reavie7270MC
91Steve Marino7568MC
91Cody Gribble7370MC
91Bubba Watson6974MC
91Padraig Harrington7271MC
91Luke List7766MC
91Blayne Barber7073MC
91Tony Finau7271MC
91K.J. Choi7271MC
91Jim Knous7073MC
100Greg Chalmers7272MC
100Robert Streb7272MC
100Kyle Reifers7371MC
100Gary Woodland7272MC
100Fabian Gomez7173MC
100Ben Martin7173MC
106James Hahn7273MC
106Russell Knox7471MC
106Brandon Hagy7075MC
106Chad Campbell7174MC
106Smylie Kaufman7669MC
106Nick Taylor7471MC
106Mackenzie Hughes7471MC
113Cameron Tringale7571MC
113Matt Every7472MC
113Ryan Palmer7274MC
113C.T. Pan7274MC
113Carl Pettersson7373MC
118Patrick Rodgers7374MC
118Craig Hocknull7572MC
118Rod Pampling7473MC
121Si Woo Kim7573MC
121Alex Kim7672MC
121Steven Bowditch7474MC
121Ricky Barnes7672MC
125Willy Wilcox7377MC
125Retief Goosen7278MC
127Danny Lee7477MC
127Brett Stegmaier7576MC
129Andrew Loupe8072MC
129Bryce Molder7478MC
131Michael Schoolcraft8073MC

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