Ian Poulter puts himself into contention at the RBC Heritage


Two years later, he posted his lowest ever on the PGA Tour to get to 10-under 132, one ahead of red-hot Ian Poulter and Si Woo Kim.

Ian Poulter’s bogey-free round of 64 saw the Englishman put himself into contention at the half-way stage of the RBC Heritage in SC. Through 14 holes, he had grinded his way back to 3 over par, but with just five holes remaining, his probability of making the cut had actually decreased to 3.3 percent.

Meanwhile, Kelly Kraft missed the cut due to a stroke of bad luck on Friday the 13th.

Two shots behind DeChambeau were Chasson Hadley (68), past RBC Heritage victor Brandt Snedeker (64), Luke List (64) and first-round leader Rory Sabbatini (70).

World number one Feng Shanshan, of China, and American Mo Martin are tied for second after shooting 69 and 67 respectively.

Kuchar, who also started on the back nine, birdied his final two holes to join a group sitting two shots off the lead, while Huh fired a six-under 30 over an electric front nine in which he made four birdies along with an eagle at the par-five fifth. After finding a bunker at 18, he sank a testy 12-footer for par to keep the second-round lead. DeChambeau pumped his fist when the ball curled in, as pleased with his improved putting as his composure at rallying late to the lead. “It is the key because 18 is not a forgiving hole”, Sabbatini said.Johnson, who grew up in SC but is playing here for the first time since 2009, is coming off a tenth place finish in last week’s Masters. In the field by way of his win past year at the Players Amateur, Knowles a junior for North Florida, finished 3-over and just outside the cutline in his first start on the Tour. He’s had three top 10s this season, including a second last month at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

It was made all the more impressive by the fact that Poulter did not even play a practice round at the Harbour Town course.

“I think anytime you can birdie 18 on this golf course, it’s key because 18 is not a very forgiving hole”, he said.

A second strokeplay win on the PGA Tour would make him nearly certain to make the Ryder Cup in September and, certainly, Thomas Bjorn would have been happy to see Poulter compile an assured round, featuring seven birdies and no bogeys.


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