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Ryan Armour is not scheduled to compete in next week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The 39-year-old hasn't played since finishing T38 at the Puerto Rico Open. He took a pass on the Valero Texas Open, so two DNPs is a trend. He hasn't alerted his followers on Twitters as to why he's out, but gamers don't miss him anyway. Armour is just 3-for-10 on the season and slotted 190th in the FedExCup standings. Nevertheless, we'll keep an eye on him as usual.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 18 - 1:35 AM

Overnight co-leader Casey Wittenberg spun a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-34=68 in his second round of the El Bosque Mexico Championship to post 11-under 133 at the break and share the lead with Casey Wittenberg for the second consecutive night.

At least they'll play together on Saturday, so they can compare notes. The duo holds a one-shot margin over Kevin Tway. They're three clear of Luke List and Chase Wright. Wittenberg poured in four birdies today to total 12 for the week. He's dropped only one shot. Scorecard data isn't available, at least in real time, but the cut fell at even-par 144.
Apr 17 - 9:19 PM

Overnight co-leader Peter Malnati chased his opening 65 at the Web.com Tour's El Bosque Mexico Championship with a 4-under-par 32-36=68 in today's second round to post 11-under 133, good for a share of the 36-hole lead.

Once again, Malnati pounced on holes 1-13 at El Bosque Golf Club today. After going bogey-free 8-under on them on Thursday, he scored bogey-free 4-under today, albeit playing them in succession. (He opened the tournament on the par-5 10th.) He traded two birdies with two bogeys coming in before landing beside Casey Wittenberg at the conclusion of the day yet again. Malnati co-leads the field with 15 birdies, six of which he's converted on the set of four par 5s.
Apr 17 - 9:11 PM

D.H. Lee has committed to next week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Lee has a Minor Medical Extension (neck) affording three starts to collect $573,703 or 344.15 FedExCup points. Should he achieve either, the 28-year-old will be promoted to the Major Medical category for the remainder of the season. He's already off to a nice start on the Web.com Tour this year thanks to a co-runner-up at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open three weeks ago. It's the primary reason that's he's 23rd on the money list. So, unless he tears up the PGA TOUR in his allotted starts, gamers have no reason but to monitor his progress with the forethought to invest in 2015-16.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 17 - 7:20 PM

Joe Affrunti is included in the published field of next week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

This is what we anticipated when he attempted to open qualify for the Shell Houston Open. Affrunti hasn't pegged it on the PGA TOUR since the Wyndham Championship in 2013 due to surgery and setback. With a missed cut at the El Bosque Mexico Championship today, he's 0-for-5 on the Web.com Tour this season. Because of the litany of his injuries and time away, he's still considered a rookie on the PGA TOUR even though he broke on in 2011. Affrunti has eight starts remaining on a medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $599,714 and a promotion to the Major Medical category. Should he honor his commitment in New Orleans, he'll be making his first appearance in the tournament.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 17 - 7:11 PM

Neal Lancaster has planned a rare appearance on the PGA TOUR in next week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The 52-year-old made only one start on TOUR last season and missed the cut at Greenbrier. He's a sometimer on the Champions Tour, but still has status on the big stage via a medical extension in the reshuffle category. Should he earn $727,814 in seven starts, he'll be promoted to the Major Medical category. Of course, this is merely academic at this stage of his career, but it's a nice perk when he wants to give his game a test. If he doesn't withdraw, he'll be making his debut at TPC Louisiana.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 17 - 7:05 PM

Jason Gore is slated to tee it up at next week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Gore's last start was in Louisiana on the Web.com Tour in late March, but he withdrew after one round of the Chitimacha with a back injury. He's fully exempt on the PGA TOUR this season via the Web.com Tour Finals, but you'd hardly know it. He's currently 215th in the FedExCup standings with no better than a T49 (Northern Trust) among four paydays in 11 starts. He hasn't played TPC Louisiana in competition since missing the cut in 2009.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 17 - 6:52 PM

Marc Leishman is included in the published field of next week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

This is great news. It implies that his wife is stable and recovering from her recent health scare. He hasn't played since missing the cut at Bay Hill and he hasn't cashed since a T51 at The Honda Classic. In his only previous appearance at TPC Louisiana, he missed the cut in 2009.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 17 - 6:47 PM

Camilo Villegas is scheduled to compete in next week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

We still don't know why he walked off Harbour Town after only nine holes on Thursday, but if he's able to get back out there in the bayou, Villegas will be attempting to end an 0-for-3 skid as well as for the first time in three trips. He hasn't broken par in four consecutive rounds at TPC Louisiana.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 17 - 6:44 PM

Zach Johnson shot 6-over-par 73-75=148 at the RBC Heritage, missing the cut by six strokes.

Well, so much for that. He arrived with sparkling form punctuated by 68s on the weekend at Augusta National to share ninth place. This week in Hilton Head, Johnson split 21 (of 28) fairways but missed 19 greens in regulation. He circled only three birdies but gave back shots with seven bogeys and a double. Other notables that also have the weekend off include: 143--1999 champ Glen Day; Russell Henley; Rory Sabbatini ... 144--Tony Finau; Carlos Ortiz; Ernie Els; Marcel Siem ... 145--Cameron Tringale ... 146--Thongchai Jaidee ... 147--Chesson Hadley ... 148--Charles Howell III; John Huh.
Apr 17 - 6:37 PM

At 7-over-par 77-72=149, Chez Reavie will miss the cut at the RBC Heritage.

Reavie dug a hole on Thursday. He hit 10 greens in regulation and circled just one birdie, but also penciled in 7s at the par-3 14th and par-4 18th holes. Today, he found four birdies, but wiped them away with five bogeys. It's his eighth MC in 11 starts this season. The 33-year-old is down to 13 starts on his Major Medical Extension to bank $614,708 or 328.5 FedExCup points and retain status.
Apr 17 - 5:43 PM

Kevin Streelman hung up a 6-under-par 31-34=65 in today's second round of the RBC Heritage to post 6-under 137 at the midpoint, six shots back of the 36-hole lead.

With a T12 at last week's Masters and top 20s at Harbour Town in 2012 and 2013, Streelman entered as a mild source of converging trends. He traded a birdie with a bogey on Thursday, but drilled home seven birdies in today's loop. After opening the day with a bogey-5 at the 10th hole, he jarred his bunker shot for birdie from 15 yards at the par-4 11th. His longest conventional conversions rolled 36'3" and 39'7" at Nos. 18 and 3, respectively. At last check, both of Streelman's strokes-gained splits sat well north of 2.000. He was the 11th and figures to be the last to conclude the second round inside the top 10 on the leaderboard.
Apr 17 - 5:32 PM

Brandt Snedeker rebounded from a 6-over-par 77 in his opening round of the RBC Heritage with a 7-under 33-31=64 in today's second round to post 1-under 141 and make the cut by one stroke.

Sneds passed the gut-check after missing the cut at last week's Masters. He found nine (of 14) fairways and went 6-for-6 in scrambling today while picking off seven birdies. Three of them ran 10-15 feet. At last check, Snedeker's strokes gained: putting read 3.749 for the day. Today's aggregate matches his season low at Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course in the opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am where he won by three strokes.
Apr 17 - 5:20 PM

Jim Furyk proved that he can still break par and emphatically with a 7-under-par 31-33=64 in today's second round of the RBC Heritage.

This is his first red number in 11 rounds. Granted, Furyk has competed on difficult tracks of late, but to go that long with breaking par at any time is rare for him. It was his longest drought since 2011. After linking 18 pars on Thursday, Furyk opened birdie-birdie-birdie today. He went on to add five birdies to hide a bogey-4 at the 17th hole. He missed only two (of 14) fairways and three greens in regulation. Three of his birdies dropped in from outside 10 feet, the longest from 19'11" at the par-4 13th hole. He also converted a pair of zero-putt six-yarders early. At 7-under 135, the 44-year-old is five swings adrift of Troy Merritt's 36-hole lead.
Apr 17 - 5:01 PM

John Merrick crafted a 6-under-par 33-32=65 in his second round of the RBC Heritage.

Piggybacking his opening 69, Merrick is 8-under 134 at the break, four strokes back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. He went 7-for-14 in scoring chances with seven birdies. Three of them disappeared from 14-19 feet. This matches his lowest aggregate of the season (third round, Shriners).
Apr 17 - 4:47 PM



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