Bryson DeChambeau played about as poorly as he could on Friday at the Shriners but by day’s end, he found himself just a shot out of the lead.
DeChambeau shot 67, aided by a pair of eagles. That got him to 13-under and he’s one back of a band of four co-leaders heading into the weekend at TPC Summerlin.
Tied at the top are Martin Laird (65-63), Brian Harman (65-63), Austin Cook (63-67) and Pat Cantlay (63-65). Cantlay has the best record of the players at the top, he’s won this event and finished second twice, including last year to Kevin Na. All finished at a whopping 14-under par through 36.
DeChambeau continued to launch mamouth drivers. He once again drove the 380-yard seventh and holed a 26-footer for eagle then made eagle at the par five 16th after hitting a wedge to six feet.
Defending champion Na is in at 10-under and still in position to contend.
The cut was low — it took seven-under par to make it and the list of players going home early was a who’s who — Scottie Scheffler, Francesco Molinari, Hideki Matsuyama, Paul Casey, Harris English and Jason Day among others.