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Garrigus WD (back) during Round 2 at the FWI 05-25-2018
Robert Garrigus
World No. 236 Robert Garrigus withdrew during the second round of the Fort Worth Invitational citing a back injury.

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This is the 40-year-old's 13th mid-tourney WD in 322 events, first since the 2016 Barclays. He was 2-over thru nine holes, 6-over total, when he called it a day. The Phoenix resident was making his third appearance, first since a best of T64 in 2008.. He opened with a 4-over 74, outbalancing two birdies with four bogeys and double bogey-6.
Hatton misses BMW PGA cut on ET return 05-25-2018
Tyrrell Hatton
Tyrrell Hatton limped round the West Course at Wentworth to miss the cut in the BMW PGA Championship with a 36-hole total of 2-over 146. He was up against it after an opening lap of 73 and he could only add a 1-over 37-36=73, a score very much flattered by his finish of three straight birdies. There was a bogey-birdie exchange at 3 and 4, but the real killer was back-to-back bogeys at 9 and 10. The cut was made at 1-under 143r and other notables who have the weekend off include: 144- Martin Kaymer, Joost Luiten ... 145- David Howell, Mikko Ilonen, Soren Kjeldsen, Alvaro Quiros ... 146- Danny Willett, Tyrrell Hatton ... 147- Ernie Els, Thomas Pieters, Adrian Otaegui, Nicolas Colsaerts ... 148- Padraig Harrington ... 149- Andrew Johnston, Edoardo Molinari ... 150- Chase Koepka.
Hossler slows his pace in R2 at Colonial CC 05-25-2018
Beau Hossler
Beau Hossler recovered from an early error but still managed a measly 1-over-par 34-37=71 during the second round of the Fort Worth Invitational dropping him eight spots on the live leaderboard as he heads into the weekend on 5-under 135, five off the pacesetter Justin Rose. The Texas Longhorn product tossed together a blemish-free 64 on Thursday but that was out the door, quickly, today. Starting on the 10th tee, Hossler found trouble on approach at the par-5 11th and ultimately settled for a double bogey on the second-easiest hole on the course. He bounced back with a 14'6" birdie splash at the 12th and even picked up an eagle at the par-5 first hole. Hossler would also save par twice from the 10-to-14 foot range. All that still wasn't enough to offset a few more bogeys. On the positive side of the spectrum, Hossler is still well-positioned for a weekend run as he continues his search for a maiden TOUR win.
Crane loses ground at FWI; signs for R2 69 05-25-2018
Ben Crane
Sponsor invite and World No. 409 Ben Crane patched together a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the second round of the Fort Worth Invitational, falling three spots on the live leaderboard to T11 on 5-under 135, five adrift of 36-hole, clubhouse-leader Justin Rose. The Oregon alum landed eight (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, losing 0.384 strokes approaching-the-green. He squared two bogey-4s at holes 8 (3-putt from 62'1") and 16, slightly outpaced by three birdies at 1, 5 and 17, all from 10 feet and in. The 42-year-old posted 1.833 putts per GIR and 1.389 SG: Putting with 27 total putts. He avoided a further slump on the leaderboard by brushing in four par-savers from between five and 10 feet.
Closing triple sours the day for Silverman 05-25-2018
Benjamin Silverman
Ben Silverman was coasting along at Colonial Country Club before a late blemish erased most of his profits, settling for a 1-under-par 32-37=69 during round two of the Fort Worth Invitational, good for a spot on the top-10 bubble at 5-under 135. It was a stellar opening 15 holes for the PGA TOUR rookie who converted six times from outside nine feet today. That included a pair of par-savers from the 9-to-12 foot range, a 13'9" hole out from the fringe, and a 22'4" birdie bomb at the par-5 11th. However, he swallowed a bogey at the 16th and then found water at the closing, par-4 18th. To compound the error, he then three-jacked from 12'7" to pencil a triple-bogey 7 at the final hole. On the bright side, this will be the first time he's positioned himself inside the top 20 after 36 holes for the entire 2018 calendar year. After a hot start to the season, Silverman has really cooled off. Gamers should keep an eye on the Canadian over the weekend to see if he's ready to return to form.
Cejka backs up in Fort Worth after Round 2 69 05-25-2018
Alex Cejka
Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 259 Alex Cejka lost ground with a 1-under-par 33-36=69 in the second round of the Fort Worth Invitational, dipping two places on the live leaderboard to T10 on 5-under 135, five shy of clubhouse leader Justin Rose. This is the 47-year-old's seventh appearance, first since a T31 in 2011. Overall, he's now 5-for-7 with a best of T26 in 2008. The Las Vegas resident opened with a five-birdie, one-bogey 66 and carded four against three on Day 2. He found 11 (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation, down from 13 in R1, losing 1.339 strokes approaching-the-green. Cejka's split included two conversions from between 15 and 25 feet, adding a hole-out birdie-3 at 5 from 32'1" away. He registered 1.667 putts per GIR and 0.123 SG: Putting with 25 total putts.
Hoge heats up in R2 of the Fort Worth Invite 05-25-2018
Tom Hoge
Local resident Tom Hoge caught fire in round two of the Fort Worth Invitational, styling a 4-under-par 31-35=66 to reach 5-under 135 on the week, good for T10 on the live leaderboard with play still in progress. the TCU Horned Frog striped 11 (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens in regulation. That helped keep this round relatively stress-free. His putter was the biggest asset for most of the day, splashing home four putts from outside 11 feet including a 21'2" bomb at the par-3 eighth. That flat stick did come back to bite him at the par-4 14th, three-putting from 12'10" including the final miss from just 2'2". The Fort Worth resident posted a T17 in his 2016 Colonial debut and he's well on his way to another strong finish here in Fort Worth.
Kodaira stays in the mix at FWI after R2 67 05-25-2018
Satoshi Kodaira
Making his tournament debut, PGA TOUR rookie and World No. 29 Satoshi Kodaira carded a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the second round of the Fort Worth Invitational to post 7-under 133, up five spots on the live leaderboard to T3, three adrift of clubhouse leader Justin Rose. The 28-year-old followed his maiden TOUR win at the RBC Heritage with a T32 in Japan and back-to-back missed cuts at THE PLAYERS and the Byron Nelson. He's back on track this week and is solid across all aspects of his game. The six-time winner on the Japan Golf Tour found 10 (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, gaining 1.119 strokes off-the-tee and 2.819 tee-to-green. He squared two bogeys at 10 and 16 (3-putt from 45'8"), outpaced by five circles at 1, 11, 12, 15 and 17, all from 10 feet and in. Kodaira recorded 1.667 putts per GIR and 0.859 SG: Putting with 26 total putts.
Van Aswegen strikes it well thru 36 holes 05-25-2018
Tyrone Van Aswegen steadied a 3-under-par 33-34=67 during round two of the Fort Worth Invitational, climbing inside the top 10 with a two-day tally of 6-under 134. The South African traded five birdies with two bogeys in R1. The putter was the only thing holding him back and that was true again today. Van Aswegen pelted 15 greens in regulation (+3.099 strokes gained approach) but didn't make anything outside of eight feet. The highlight of the round came at the par-4 seventh where he stuck his 167-yard approach to 8 inches for a tap-in birdie. Currently T6 on the live leaderboard, this is a big improvement over his performance here last year (76-75 to miss the cut).
Koepka big move in Fort Worth following R2 63 05-25-2018
Brooks Koepka
Making his tournament debut, World No. 11 Brooks Koepka spun a 7-under-par 33-30=63 in the second round of the Fort Worth Invitational to reach 7-under 133, up 58 places on the live leaderboard to T3, three short of clubhouse leader Justin Rose. Beginning off No. 10 tee, the 28-year-old hit eight (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 1.290 strokes off-the-tee and 2.308 around-the-green. He squared a lone bogey-5 at hole 5 (failed sand save), smothered by eight birdies, including seven birdie-3s. The FSU product's split featured five conversions from between 11 and 20 feet, adding a hole-out birdie-3 at 14 from 47'9" away. He posted 1.500 putts per GIR and 3.392 SG: Putting with 25 total putts. Koepka checked in off a T11 at THE PLAYERS, highlighted by a day- and week-tying-low 63 (9-under), that included an albatross on the par-5 16th.
Rose builds a nice 36-hole lead in Fort Worth 05-25-2018
Justin Rose
Justin Rose remained dialed in on day two of the Fort Worth Invitational, twirling a 6-under-par 32-32=64, reaching 10-under 130 on the week to stake his claim as the clubhouse leader with play still in progress. Rose gained 3.204 strokes approaching-the-green in R1 but couldn't warm up the flat stick. It looked like more of the same today as he opened on the back nine with four approach shots inside 15 feet, walking away with four pars. The scoring finally picked up with a trio of birdies at 14 thru 16, all from inside 10 feet. Rose's irons remained dialed in all day, setting up scoring chances inside 17 feet on all but six holes. He would also add a bonus birdie (34'10") at the 6th. If this lead holds it will be his 13th career 36-hole lead/co-lead, first since the 2017 Farmers. Rose is 2-for-12 in converting those into victories, while 10 of the last 11 have resulted in top 5s. Gamers should expect the Englishman to populate his name near the top of the leaderboard all weekend.
Overnight leader plummets on day two at FWI 05-25-2018
Kevin Na
Overnight leader Kevin Na backpedaled in round two of the Fort Worth Invitational, settling for a 3-over-par 33-40=73, dropping nine spots on the live leaderboard to enter the weekend on 5-under 135. Na put on a short-game clinic in round one but his putter went cold today. Before his day was done, he had missed seven putts in the 5-to-10 foot range. Na was losing 4.505 strokes putting at the time he walked off the course. If you assign him a field-average putting performance then he's still right in the mix near the top of the leaderboard. On the bright side, he is still hitting his irons wells, currently ranked 12th in the field for strokes gained approach. In his five previous events where he led after R1, he had never posted anything worse than 71 on day two. That all changed today as he'll now be on the top-10 bubble as he preps for the weekend.
F. Molinari makes his annual Wentworth move 05-25-2018
Francesco Molinari
Francesco Molinari once again proved himself a West Course Maestro with a second round 5-under-par 33-34=67 to total 7-under 137 and hit the clubhouse T4 towards the end of Friday's action in the BMW PGA Championship at Virginia Water, England. The Italian is 10-for-11 on the track and, even more remarkably, on a run of 5-for-6 for top tens. Can he make it 6-for-7? It looks like it. His front nine included seven pars and two birdies: At the fourth and, for the second time this week, the eighth. He started the back nine with a mistake (bogey-4 at the 10th), but atoned in style. He ticked 11 and 12 to begin with, and then added another brace at 17 and 18. He heads into the weekend five swings back of the halfway leader Rory McIlroy, but with yet another bulky BMW check in his crosshairs.
Fleetwood swoops; solo 2nd at BMW PGA Champs 05-25-2018
Tommy Fleetwood
Tommy Fleetwood sashayed into contention at the BMW PGA Championship on Wentworth's West Course, his second round 6-under-par 32-34=66 earning him a 36-hole total of 8-under 136 and solo third on the live leaderboard, four swings behind leader Rory McIlroy. A first sub-70 effort on Fridays at Wentworth for the Englishman and potentially just his second top 20 in seven attempts. He is also on course to better his career-best effort of T6 in 2015. His front nine was flawless with birdies at the second, fourth and sixth. Coming home he gained a shot at the 13th, gave it back at the 15th, then raced home with a hat-trick of par-breakers. He had chipped-in with exquisite skill on the 13th, but when he did so again, at 16, it was outrageous luck; the ball was running fast, hit the pin, dropped. He was more straightforward on 17 (from 5'0") and on 18 (with a superb approach and two-putt).
Horsfield cruises into second at the BMW PGA 05-25-2018
Sam Horsfield
Sam Horsfield confirmed his promise with a stylish 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the second round of the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, England which left him alone in second on 9-under 135, but three back of leader Rory McIlroy. The 21-year-old Englishman is 57th on the Race to Dubai after 13 events of his rookie campaign, during which time he has ticked two top tens including second in the Tshwane Open. For the second day running he got his round off to a strong start with birdie-2 at the uphill second. A second tick followed at the sixth, but he dropped a shot on the seventh, again for the second day in succession. He pegged a pair of birdie hat-tricks on the back nine on Thursday, but kept the drama to four circles in five holes at 12, 13, 14 and 16. He had the opportunity to catch McIlroy, but instead of making hay on the closing par-5s he dropped a shot at 17 and stumbled to par at the last. Late in the afternoon he was still two clear of a pack of three on 7-under.
Chris Stroud (knee) withdraws during Round 2 05-25-2018
Chris Stroud
Chris Stroud played 24 holes at this week's Fort Worth Invitational before withdrawing due to a knee injury. He was 2-over-par at the time of his WD.

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The Texan steadied a 1-under-par 35-34=69 during round one. It was a ho-hum round that featured 15 pars, gaining 2.268 strokes putting around the green. He returned this morning and started his second round on the back nine. Stroud got plenty of action in the sand today, finding six bunkers in six holes played, swallowing three bogeys to reach 2-over on the week. He was still well within reach of the cut line which currently sits at Even par. Stroud also withdrew during round two of the Valero Texas Open last month, so it's possible this has been nagging him for some time. He hasn't posted a top 25 since the limited-field Tournament of Champions in January (T11). Gamers should steer clear until he shows any signs of regained form. This is his 13th career mid-tournament WD.
R1 BMW leader Bjerregaard suffers late sting 05-25-2018
Lucas Bjerregaard
Lucas Bjerregaard led the way after an opening 65 in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth but his hopes were hit today with a double bogey-7 at 18; that costly finish meant he had to settle for a 1-over-par 35-38=73 and a halfway total of 6-under 138. While still T6 on the live leaderboard, the Dane is now a daunting six shots behind new leader Rory McIlroy. Bjerregaard found the going tough on day two with bogeys at 1 and 3 but repaired the damage with red circles at 4 and 9 before moving under par for the day with birdie-2 at 10. He dropped another shot at 15 but returned to 8-under and solo second at the time with a gain at 17. Hopes of cutting McIlroy's lead further at 18 went up in smoke though as he took seven swishes to hand in a score eight shots higher than his opener.
Aphibarnrat keeps up bid after R2 69 at BMW 05-25-2018
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Kiradech Aphibarnrat will need to find out a way of playing Wentworth's 18th hole on the weekend but he'll go into the last 36 holes of the BMW PGA Championship well placed on 7-under 137 after hoisting up a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in round two. The Thai burst into the lead in round one after seven birdies in his first 16 holes but finished 7-6. He made amends at 17 today with birdie-4 but then found water at 18 to card a bogey-6 for the second day running. That frustrating finish left him five behind clubhouse leader Rory McIlroy and, currently, he's T4 with the afternoon starters getting underway. Aphibarnrat had a birdie-bogey-birdie-bogey-birdie run from Nos. 4-8 on his front nine but kicked on with red circles at 10 and 12. He's made 13 birdies so far this week but needs to cut out the errors.
Noren not giving up crown lightly, T2 at BMW 05-25-2018
Alexander Noren
Defending champion Alex Noren pieced together a bogey-free 4-under-par 33-35=68 in round two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in England, finishing his early lap of the West Course in tied second place after posting 7-under 137 thru' 36 holes. That's a full five shots behind runaway leader Rory McIlroy. Noren, who played with the Northern Irishman again today, had to witness a barrage of birdies from his playing partner. However, the Swede kept cool and quietly picked up shots at 4, 9, 12 and 18 to keep alive his hopes of winning this event for the second year running. Noren was seven back heading into the final round last year so, even though McIlroy is sitting pretty at the top of the leaderboard, he'll still be confident that he can reel in Rory with 36 holes still to play.
Rock leads English challenge in Wentworth R2 05-25-2018
Robert Rock
Local man Robert Rock overcame a front-nine wobble to shoot 4-under-par 35-33=68 in round two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, currently good enough for T2 in the clubhouse and five behind clear leader Rory McIlroy. Rock has never managed a top 15 finish in his home event despite pegging it up 12 times at Wentworth. His only top 20 came in 2009 but he's on target to beat those numbers after posting 7-under 137 at the midpoint. Following on from his opening 68, the Englishman started nicely with birdies at 2 and 4 but gave those early gains back with successive bogeys at 6 and 7. He steadied the ship with two pars before getting under par for the day again when ticking 11. From there, it was simple; Rock birdied the par 5s at 12, 17 and 18 and was solid on the other holes. He arrived at the event in decent nick after cashing in four of his last five starts, a run which included T7 in Oman and T12 in India.
McIlroy fires 65; storms into lead at BMW PGA 05-25-2018
Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy blitzed Wentworth's West Course for a bogey-free 7-under-par 32-33=65 in round two of the BMW PGA Championship in England, his 36-hole total of 12-under 132 currently good enough for a four-shot lead on the live leaderboard. Two behind at start of play, McIlroy suffered early frustration as he missed birdies putts inside ten feet at each of the first three holes. But he got the circle count going with a gain at 4 and added further red numbers at 7 and 9 to turn in 32. He kept his foot on the gas by ticking 12 and 13, holed for birdie-2 at 14 and made it four birdies on the spin by draining a 30-footer at 15. With par 5s to come at 17 and 18 he was looking at building a huge lead but the 2014 champion here couldn't cash in further. Today's 65 matches his lowest lap at Wentworth, set back in 2009 when he posted T5. It's also his first bogey-free round in 26 attempts at the West Course. With conditions soft, McIlroy looks to be in his element and he'll be hard to stop on the weekend.