Recap: Kuchar & English Lead Shootout After Two Rounds

Franklin Templeton Shootout - Matt Kuchar (Credit: Michael O’Bryon)

At 21-under par, Harris English & Matt Kuchar lead the Franklin Templeton Shootout after two rounds following a 6-under 66 in the modified alternate shot format. First round leaders, Jerry Kelly & Steve Stricker, are only one-shot back at 20-under.

Smylie Kaufman & Justin Thomas also fired a 6-under today, and were the big movers of the day, jumping from last to a tie for fifth.

The third and final round of the Shootout tees off tomorrow at 10:40 AM, and will be a Better Ball format.

Here’s a quick recap of day two at Tiburón Golf Club.

Leaderboard, Second Round

1Harris English & Matt Kuchar-21
2Jerry Kelly & Steve Stricker-20
T3Charles Howell III & Rory Sabbatini-16
T3Kevin Chappell & Kevin Kisner-16
T5Smylie Kaufman & Justin Thomas-15
T5Charley Hoffman & Billy Horschel-15
7Jason Dufner & Brandt Snedeker-14
T8Luke Donald & Russell Knox-13
T8Sean O’Hair & Kenny Perry-13
10Bryson DeChambeau & Lexi Thompson-11
11Daniel Berger & K.J. Choi-10
12Mike Weir & Gary Woodland-8

Tee Shot of the Day

Matt Kuchar with a near ace during round two.

Approach Shot of the Day

Steve Stricker with a fairway metal hits a beauty, and even gets a fist bump from the camera guy.

Quote of the Day

Bryson DeChambeau on the impressive length of Lexi Thompson.


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