Xander Schauffele leads WM Phoenix Open after Round 2
Feb 5, 2021, 6:56 PM | Updated: 6:57 pm
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Moving day has come early at the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
A number of golfers made a leap up the leaderboard Friday, with Xander Schauffele pacing the field at 12-under.
After finishing the front nine with just one birdie, Schauffele turned the page on the back, rattling off four birdies and an eagle on his way to a 7-under 64.
Enjoyed that back 9 today 🔥 @WMPhoenixOpen pic.twitter.com/WSMdagc9Xv
— Xander Schauffele (@XSchauffele) February 6, 2021
On his heels are Steve Stricker and Keegan Bradley. Stricker put together another solid round, firing off a 5-under 66, while Bradley turned in a 65 (6-under) on the scorecard.
The trio was three of 18 golfers to shoot at least 5-under in Round 2, with another being Justin Thomas, who began the day with a double bogey.
Thomas is back in the running after going 6-under on the day, highlighted by a chip-in for birdie on his final hole of the day and a near make from the fairway. He’s tied for 16th after posting a 1-under 70 on Thursday.
The round of the day, however, belongs to Lucas Glover, who finished at 8-under (63). He’s currently tied for 16th.
Not far behind Glover is Arizona State alum Jon Rahm, who posted a 2-under 69 and currently sits tied for 27th at 5-under. They’re tied with Rory McIlroy, who has the longest active streaks of consecutive made cuts at 25. Schauffele sits in second with 21.
A total of 13 golfers made eagles Friday, with Jordan Spieth being one of them. He’s in striking range at 8-under (tied for eighth). Matthew NeSmith, Bo Hoag and Russell Knox are the only three in the field to have recorded an eagle in both rounds.
Golfers who missed the 3-under cut line include ASU alum Chez Reavie, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland.
Without further ado, here’s a look at Saturday’s pairings:
Waste Management Phoenix Open Round 3 tee times
Tee No. 1
9:05 a.m. — Ted Potter Jr., Brendon Todd, Will Zalatoris
9:16 a.m. — Jon Rahm, Brendan Steele, Corey Conners
9:27 a.m. — Andrew Putnam, Mark Hubbard, Adam Hadwin
9:38 a.m. — Harold Varner III, Bo Van Pelt, Matt Kuchar
9:49 a.m. — Lucas Glover, Kevin Streelman, Louis Oosthuizen
10 a.m. — Justin Thomas, Cameron Tringale, Nick Hardy
10:11 a.m. — J.T. Poston, Patton Kizzire, Carlos Ortiz
10:22 a.m. — James Hahn, Matthew NeSmith, Brooks Koepka
10:33 a.m. — Nate Lashley, Billy Horschel, Jordan Spieth
10:44 a.m. — Scottie Scheffler, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Sam Burns
10:55 a.m. — Xander Schauffele, Steve Stricker, Keegan Bradley
Tee No. 10
9:05 a.m. — Sam Ryder, Matt Jones, Si Woo Kim
9:16 a.m. — Russell Knox, Rory McIlroy, Scott Stallings
9:27 a.m. — Russell Henley, Webb Simpson, Hideki Matsuyama
9:38 a.m. — Michael Kim, Grayson Murray, Robby Shelton
9:49 a.m. — Davis Riley, Byeong Hun An, Kyle Stanley
10 a.m. — Ryan Palmer, Zach Johnson, Max Homa
10:11 a.m. — Richy Werenski, Bo Hoag, Brian Stuard
10:22 a.m. — Stewart Cink, Matthew Wolff, Aaron Wise
10:33 a.m. — Xinjun Zhang, Emiliano Grillo, Luke List
10:44 a.m. — Sungjae Im, Bubba Watson, Satoshi Kodaira
10:55 a.m. — Brian Harman, Henrik Norlander, Wyndham Clark