Saturday weather: Partly cloudy. High of 85. Wind W 10-15 mph.
Friday suspension: Play was suspended due to darkness at 5:52 p.m. with three players left to complete the round.
Saturday resumption/completion: The second round resumed at 7:27 a.m. Saturday and was completed at 7:44 a.m.
36-hole cut: 74 players at 5-under 139 from a field of 129 professionals and three amateurs.
Camilo Villegas (1st/-16)
Competing on a sponsor exemption this week, began round two eagle-birdie-birdie before ending his round birdie- birdie-birdie, good for a second consecutive 8-under 64
Sets his career-low 36-hole score on TOUR at 128 (previous: 130/2020 RSM Classic)
Through 36 holes, has hit 26-of-28 fairways and 33-of-36 greens in regulation
Eighth career 36-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR and first since the 2010 Classic in the Palm Beaches; 2-for-7 to date with the 36-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR (wins: 2008 BMW Championship, 2010 Classic in the Palm Beaches)
With a win this week, would become the first player to win while competing on a sponsor exemption since Martin Laird at the 2020 Shriners Children’s Open
Making his 11th PGA TOUR start of the season, comes off three consecutive missed cuts; best finish of the season: T48/Puerto Rico Open
Enters the week No. 223 in the FedExCup standings with 13.661 FedExCup points on the season; a win would earn him 500 FedExCup points
Most recent of four TOUR titles came at the 2014 Wyndham Championship
Matt Kuchar (2nd/-14)
2018 World Wide Technology Championship winner birdied two of his last three holes, Nos. 16 and 18, to post a second consecutive 7-under 65 in his eighth start in the event
En route to his second round bogey-free 7-under 65, hit all 14 fairways for the second day in a row and missed only one green in regulation; one of nine players in the field that has hit all 28 fairways through two rounds
Finished T7 at the Fortinet Championship in his most recent start on TOUR, his fifth top-10 of the season in 25 starts (most in a season since 2018-19)
Most recent of nine PGA TOUR titles came at the 2019 Sony Open in Hawaii, his second start after winning the 2018 World Wide Technology Championship
Began this week at No. 66 in the FedExCup; Nos. 51-60 after The RSM Classic will qualify for two Signature Events in 2024 (AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, The Genesis Invitational)
FedExCup Fall Notes
The top 125 in the FedExCup Fall standings thru The RSM Classic will be exempt into all Full-Field events and THE PLAYERS Championship next season
Nos. 51-60 in the standings at the conclusion of The RSM Classic will qualify for two Signature Events in 2024 via The Next 10 (AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, The Genesis Invitational)
Player(s) currently projected to move into the top 125: Camilo Villegas (No. 223 to No. 97)
Player(s) currently projected to move out of the top 125: C.T. Pan (No. 124 to No. 126)
Player(s) currently projected to move into The Next 10: Matt Kuchar (No. 66 to No. 52)
Player(s) currently projected to move out of The Next 10: Thomas Detry (No. 60 to No. 61)
Additional Player Notes
Following an opening-round 6-under 66, which included an ace at the par-3 11th hole, Stephan Jaeger (T3/-13) improved with a 7-under 65 to get within two of the 36-hole lead; should he win, would become the first player to make a hole-in-one and go on to win on the PGA TOUR since Justin Rose at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am earlier this season
Justin Suh (T3/-13) signs for a 7-under 65, including a career-high nine birdies; in his most recent start, held the 54-hole lead at the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP and went on to finish T10, improving to No. 77 in the FedExCup standings; through 36 holes, has played Nos. 14-18 in a collective 7-under par; remains in search of his first career TOUR title in his 59th start this week
After an eagle-3 at his first hole of the day (No. 1), Erik van Rooyen (T5/-12) added eight birdies before ending his round with a double-bogey-seven at No. 18 to get in with an 8-under 64; lone PGA TOUR title came at the 2021 Barracuda Championship (Modified Stableford scoring format)
After tying his PGA TOUR career-low round of 62 in round one, 18-hole leader Cameron Percy (T16/-10) followed with an even-par 72 in his bid for a first TOUR title in his 218th career start; best finish: P2/2010 Shriners Children’s Open
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