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2024 Wells Fargo Championship second round delayed by weather

2024 Wells Fargo Championship

Xander Schauffele plays his shot from the third tee during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Xander Schauffele made just one bogey for the second consecutive round at Quail Hollow, once again on the par-4 18th, and for the second consecutive day he sits alone atop the leaderboard.

The world No. 4 shot a 4-under 67 on Friday to finish at 11 under for the tournament, four shots clear of Rory McIlroy (68) and Jason Day (67) in second at T-2. Taylor Moore (68) and Sungjae Im (68) round out the top five at 6 under.

“I’m plotting from tee to green really well. My putter doesn’t feel bad. With the resurfacing of the greens it’s hard to get it close on some holes, and it’s not like the property gives you a whole lot,” Schauffele said after the round. “Today I only can think of the drivable par 4 and didn’t hit a great drive there. It was just tough with the wind off the left. And made a mess of the par 5 with that pitch there being like 15 feet short. That’s sort of like the one shot I’d like to have back, and maybe that chip on 18, too. Other than that, if I can go through a day and only nitpick a few shots, you’re doing something right.

“Yeah, another solid day. Felt like I probably could have squeezed a couple more out of the round, but anytime you can go around this golf course bogey free it’s always going to be a decent day,” added McIlroy. “Yeah, look, it’s two solid days. I set myself up for another good go at it this weekend.”

The Tour’s elevated events haven’t always featured the biggest names at the top of the leaderboard, but this weekend in Charlotte should produce some fireworks over the final 36 holes.


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