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April 1, 2022
Second Round Notes
Weather: Sunny. High of 83. Wind SE 12-16 mph, with gusts to 27 mph.
Things To Know
Ryan Palmer holds the 36-hole lead/co-lead for the 10th time on the PGA TOUR (2-for-8 to date in individual strokeplay events; 1-for-1 in team events/teamed with Jon Rahm to win the 2019 Zurich Classic of New Orleans)
Making his 500th career start on the PGA TOUR, nine-time PGA TOUR winner Matt Kuchar sits T2
First-round leader Russell Knox falls to T27 following a second-round 4-over 76
Defending champion Jordan Spieth is currently T47 in bid to become the event’s first repeat winner since Zach Johnson (2009)
One week before defending his 2021 Masters Tournament title, Hideki Matsuyama withdraws during round two with a neck injury
Among the notables missing the cut: Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler
Second-Round Lead Notes
|4||Second-round leaders/co-leaders to win the Valero Texas Open since it moved to TPC San Antonio in 2010 (most recent: Jimmy Walker/2015)|
|6||Second-round leaders/co-leaders to win in 2021-22 season (most recent: Ryan Brehm, Puerto Rico Open)|
Ryan Palmer (1st/-10)
|Category||Entering the week|
|Age||45 (September 19, 1976)|
|Starts – wins – top-10s in TOUR career||455-4-67|
|Starts – wins – top-10s in 2021-22||10-0-0|
|Starts – wins – top-10s at Valero||18-0-4|
Holds the 36-hole lead/co-lead for the ninth time in an individual stroke-play event on the PGA TOUR (2-for-8 to date; won his first two attempts at the 2008 Ginn sur Mer Classic and the 2010 Sony Open in Hawaii
Along with teammate Jon Rahm, carried the 36-hole lead to victory at the 2019 Zurich Classic of New Orleans – the most recent of his four PGA TOUR victories
Has just one bogey through 36 holes (No. 13/R1)
In search of his first top-10 finish since the 2021 Zurich Classic of New Orleans (with teammate Jon Rahm); last top10 finish in an individual stroke-play event came at the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open (T2)
Would join Jordan Spieth (2021) and Andrew Landry (2018) as the third Texan to win the Valero Texas Open in the last four editions of the event (Corey Conners/Canada/2019)
Ranks third this week in Scrambling (11 of 12)
Has already secured a spot in next week’s Masters Tournament field
Additional Player Notes
Making his 500th PGA TOUR start, Matt Kuchar sits T2 following rounds of 67-69; scoring breakdown through two rounds (Nos. 1-13/Even par, Nos. 14-18/8-under)
Kevin Chappell (T2) trails by two after turning in the round of the day with a 7-under 65; 2017 Valero Texas Open champion would become the ninth multiple winner of the event
Making his 105th PGA TOUR start, Dylan Frittelli (T2) is in search of his second victory (2019 John Deere Classic)
With rounds of 72-73, Rory McIlroy misses the cut in his second Valero Texas Open appearance (2nd/2013)
Bryson DeChambeau misses the cut for the third time in as many attempts at the Valero Texas Open (2016/74-73, 2017/73-77, 2022/73-76)
A week before defending his Masters Tournament title, Hideki Matsuyama withdraws during the second round with a neck injury
Ben Kern withdraws during round two with an ankle injury
Kevin Tway withdraws prior to the second round with a wrist injury
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