Bryson DeChambeau one ahead of Brooks Koepka after 2 days at Tiger's tournament

Bryson DeChambeau holds a narrow lead after 36 holes at the Hero World Challenge hosted by Tiger Woods.

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Fri, 3 Dec 2021
Bryson DeChambeau one ahead of Brooks Koepka after 2 days at Tiger's tournament

Bryson DeChambeau shot a scintillating 64 on day two of the Hero World Challenge to take a one-shot lead over a trio of players including Brooks Koepka. 

DeChambeau incredibly made 10 birdies and a double bogey on his way to a round of 8-under-par. He made six of these birdies on the back nine at Albany Golf Course.

This is the 28-year-old's first appearance on the PGA Tour of the 2022 season and he has bounced back from the disappointment of losing to Koepka in The Match in Las Vegas last week.

Having shot 3-under-par in the first round, DeChambeau leads on 11-under-par ahead of Koepka, Collin Morikawa and Tony Finau.

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Morikawa is chasing greatness once again in becoming just the fourth player in history to become World No.1 before the age of 25. He would join Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth in this exclusive club.

The two-time major champion shot a 66 on Friday afternoon which included an eagle at the par-5 15th hole and six other birdies.

Much like McIlroy, who is tied eighth on 7-under-par, Morikawa supported his PGA Tour peers who have entered the Saudi International in February.

Although the World No. 2 himself has not entered, he believes big names playing in these tournaments will help to grow the game of golf.

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Daniel Berger, the 2021 Ryder Cup debutant who co-led overnight, shot 3-under-par in the second round to move to 9-under-par for the tournament.

Sam Burns and Tyrrell Hatton, both announcing themselves on the PGA Tour in recent years, are a further shot back on 8-under-par.

In the 20-man field in the Bahamas, it is just reigning event champion Henrik Stenson and Harris English who are currently over par. The 2021 Hero World Challenge is extra special this year as it marked the return to public life for Woods.

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