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Yesterday felt like November 2020 again, as Im Sung-jae, Cameron Smith and Dustin Johnson regrouped at the top of the leaderboard. There were also shades of 2016, as Danny Willett put his post-Augusta win woes behind him with a 69. Thoughts also turned to 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2019, as Tiger Woods blah blah…you heard a word, I’m sure.

There were also some disappointments. Some of the big pre-tournament picks didn’t really show up yesterday – Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm – and many of those big names are coming out this morning, already needing something in the 60s to get back in contention. Some have games in a decent nick to fall back on, others not so much.

But it’s only Friday, so the tournament is still taking shape. A lot will be turned upside down by the end of the game today. Here’s what the top of the leaderboard looks like…

-5: I
-4: Blacksmith
-3: Willett, Niemann, Scheffler, D Johnson
-2: Kokrak, Conners, Cantlay
-1: Higgs, Na, Berger, Woods, Finau, Simpson, Varner III, Zalatoris, Fitzpatrick

…and this is when everyone is playing today (US unless otherwise specified, all times BST,
-a- denotes amateurs)
. We will start at 3:00 p.m. BST. It’s on!

13.00 Stewart Hagestad -a-, Sandy Lyle (Sco)
13.11 Cameron Champ, Lucas Glover, Erik van Rooyen (Rsa)
13.22 Christiaan Bezuidenhout (Rsa), Cameron Davis (Aus), Bernhard Langer (Ger)
13.33 Robert MacIntyre (Sco), Charl Schwartzel (Rsa), Laird Shepherd (Eng) -a-
13.44 Takumi Kanaya (Jpn), Justin Rose (Eng), Gary Woodland
1:55 p.m. Corey Conners (Can), Russell Henley, Lee Westwood (Eng)
14.06 Lucas Herbert (Aus), Seamus Power (Irl), Patrick Reed
14.17 Tom Hoge, Keita Nakajima (Jpn) -a-, Bubba Watson
14.39 Sung Jae Im (Kor), Marc Leishman (Australia), Webb Simpson
2:50 p.m. Sergio Garcia (Spain), Thomas Pieters (Bel), Harold Varner III
15.01 Abraham Ancer (Mex), Sam Burns, Tyrrell Hatton (Eng)
15.12 Billy Horschel, Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa
15.23 Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm (Spa), Will Zalatoris
3:34 p.m. Viktor Hovland (Nor), Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth
3:45 p.m. Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy (NIrl)
15.56 Jose Maria Olazabal (Spain), JJ Spaun
16.18 Austin Greaser -a-, Padraig Harrington (Irl), Mike Weir (Can)
16.29 Larry Mize, Francesco Molinari (Ita), Sepp Straka (Aut)
4:40 p.m. Fred Couples, Garrick Higgo (Rsa), Guido Migliozzi (Italy)
16.51 Kyoung-Hoon Lee (Kor), Ryan Palmer, Vijay Singh (Fiji)
17.02 Min-Woo Lee (Australia), Hudson Swafford, Cameron Young
17.13 Stewart Cink, Brian Harman, Harry Higgs
17.24 Aaron Jarvis (Cay) -a-, Zach Johnson, Si Woo Kim (Kor)
5:35 p.m. Mackenzie Hughes (Can), Luke List, Matthew Wolff
17.57 Talor Gooch, Jason Kokrak, Danny Willett (Eng)
18.08 Max Homa, Shane Lowry (Irl), Kevin Na
18.19 Daniel Berger, Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Kevin Kisner
6:30 p.m. Bryson DeChambeau, Cameron Smith (Australia)
18.41 Joaquin Niemann (Chi), Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Tiger Woods
18.52 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan), James Piot -a-, Justin Thomas
19.03 Tony Finau, Scottie Scheffler, Adam Scott (Australia)

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