Past major champion and alternate Ben Curtis enjoyed a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in the second round of the John Deere Classic to reach 5-under 137, up five places to T19 with play still in progress. UPDATE: Curtis posted rounds of 68-69-70-70, currently T47 on the leaderboard.
There are 31 players in the field outside the top 1000 in the Official World Golf Ranking (+1 unranked) and Curtis is tied-last at No. 1841. This will be his first paycheck on the PGA TOUR since T66 at the 2015 Byron Nelson nearly 15 months ago (63 weeks). Granted, with his limited schedule on Past Champion status, that's only 11 starts ago, but still. The 39-year-old, a four-time TOUR winner, has cashed one time in eight starts this season on the Web.com Tour, a T45 two weeks ago, good for $1,898. Thru 36 holes, he's landed 23 (of 28) fairways and 26 greens in regulation, circling nine birdies against four bogeys. Aug 12 - 8:22 PM