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Morikawa shares lead, Scheffler surges at RBC

Morikawa shares lead, Scheffler surges at RBC

– Morikawa’s Consistent Play Powers Co-Lead at RBC

Morikawa continued his impressive form on the PGA Tour, sharing the lead after two rounds at the RBC Heritage. The American golfer fired a second-round 67 to move to 10-under par, level with fellow American John Huh. Morikawa has been a model of consistency this season, posting top-10 finishes in five of his last six starts. His strong ball-striking and putting have been key to his success, and he will be confident of maintaining his form over the weekend.

Morikawa’s Impressive Stats

  • 67% greens in regulation
  • 64% fairways hit
  • 1.7 putts per hole
  • 14 birdies, 6 bogeys

Huh Continues to Impress

Huh, who is seeking his first PGA Tour win, has also impressed with his play this week. The 31-year-old opened with a 66 on Thursday and followed it up with a 67 on Friday. Huh has been particularly impressive with his approach play, hitting 11 of 14 greens in regulation on Friday. He will be looking to build on his strong start and challenge for the title over the weekend.
- Morikawa's Consistent Play Powers Co-Lead at RBC

– Scheffler’s Charge Propels Him into Contention

Scheffler Charges to Contention

Scottie Scheffler made a significant move up the leaderboard on Friday at the RBC Heritage with a blistering round of 66. Scheffler started the day in a tie for 52nd place but used a hot putter and sharp iron play to climb into contention. The highlight of his round was a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 15th hole.

Scheffler’s surge up the leaderboard was fueled by his exceptional play on the greens. He made only 23 putts in his round, including six from outside of 10 feet. He also hit 14 of 18 greens in regulation, giving himself plenty of opportunities to make birdie.

With his strong performance on Friday, Scheffler has positioned himself as a threat to win the RBC Heritage. He is just two shots behind the leaders, Collin Morikawa and Cameron Smith, and will be one of the players to watch on the weekend.

– RBC Leaderboard Shakeup: Surprises and Contenders Emerge

As the RBC Tournament picks up steam, a raft of surprising names have surged up the leaderboard, challenging the established contenders. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler could only manage a 1-over 71 in the first round but roared back with a sensational 64 on Friday to climb into contention. American Billy Horschel has also been a surprise package, claiming a share of the first-round lead and remaining in the hunt after carding a solid 69 on day two.

Another notable challenger is American Cameron Young, who has consistently been knocking on the door of tournament victory this season. Young, still seeking his maiden PGA Tour win, fired a stunning 65 in the first round and is well-positioned to challenge for the title.

Meanwhile, it’s been a mixed bag for some of the pre-tournament favorites. Patrick Cantlay, who has notched up two victories in his last four starts, had a disappointing opening round with a 73. However, the American rebounded with a 68 on Friday and is still within striking distance. Webb Simpson, the 2022 RBC Heritage champion, struggled in the first round with a 74 but improved in the second round with a 68.

– Insights and Analysis from the RBC’s First Round

Collin Morikawa and Scottie Scheffler, two of the game’s brightest young stars, shared the first-round lead at the RBC Heritage on Thursday.

Morikawa, the reigning PGA Champion, carded a bogey-free 66 at Harbour Town Golf Links, while Scheffler, the reigning Masters champion, birdied his final three holes to shoot 66.

Other contenders include Cameron Davis, who is one shot back after a 67, and Patrick Cantlay, who is two shots back after a 68. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is four shots back after a first-round 70.

Player Rd 1
Collin Morikawa 66
Scottie Scheffler 66
Cameron Davis 67
Patrick Cantlay 68
Scottie Scheffler 70

With the tournament at the halfway stage, Morikawa and Scheffler will be among the favorites to lift the trophy on Sunday. Scheffler, the world number one, is seeking his fifth victory of the season, while Morikawa will be hoping to add to his two PGA Tour wins this year. The chasing pack includes Adam Hadwin, who is one shot off the lead, and Rory McIlroy, who is two shots back. The RBC Canadian Open is one of the oldest tournaments on the PGA Tour, and it is always a popular event with the fans. This year’s tournament is no exception, and excitement is building for the weekend’s play.

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