Four-Way Tie for Lead at RBC Heritage After Two Rounds

Four golfers tied for the lead at 11-under 131 after two rounds of the RBC Heritage, setting the stage for an exciting weekend with top players like Scottie Scheffler and Collin Morikawa in contention.

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Four-Way Tie for Lead at RBC Heritage After Two Rounds

Four-Way Tie for Lead at RBC Heritage After Two Rounds

Tom Hoge, Sepp Straka, J.T. Poston, and Collin Morikawa are tied for the lead at 11-under 131 after two rounds of the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Hoge shot a 7-under 64 on Friday, matching the low round of the day, to join the four-way tie at the top of the leaderboard.

Morikawa, a two-time major champion, had a solid round of 5-under 66, continuing his return to the reliable form that made him one of the world's top golfers. Masters champion Scottie Scheffler is also in contention, just three shots back after a bogey-free 65 on Friday. Scheffler's quick turnaround from his emotional victory at Augusta National last week has not seemed to affect his play.

Straka recovered from a disastrous start, hitting a spectator in the head with his opening drive which led to a double bogey. However, he settled down and carded eight birdies for a 65. Ludvig Aberg, the 24-year-old Swedish professional who finished as the low amateur at the Masters, moved within a shot of the lead with a second-round 66.

Why this matters: The tight race at the top of the leaderboard sets the stage for an exciting weekend at the RBC Heritage. With several top players in contention, including the reigning Masters champion and a two-time major winner, the tournament promises to deliver a thrilling finish.

Rory McIlroy, who struggled with his irons on Friday, is four shots back at 7-under 135. Defending champion Matt Fitzpatrick of England moved up 20 spots with a 5-under 66 and is tied for 18th at 6-under. "I've been driving it well, which is important around here," Fitzpatrick said, highlighting the importance of accurate tee shots at Harbour Town Golf Links.

With warm temperatures and ideal scoring conditions expected to continue over the weekend, the RBC Heritage remains wide open heading into the third round on Saturday. The star-studded leaderboard and the potential for low scores promise to make for a memorable finish at one of the PGA Tour's most iconic venues.

Key Takeaways

  • 4 players tied for lead at 11-under 131 after 2 rounds of RBC Heritage
  • Morikawa, Scheffler in contention; Aberg 1 shot back as low amateur
  • Straka recovers from double bogey on 1st hole to card 65
  • Defending champion Fitzpatrick moves up 20 spots with 66
  • Tight leaderboard sets stage for exciting weekend finish at iconic venue