Near-flawless golf has Hadwin in co-lead at 3M Open

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Adam Hadwin holds the 36-hole lead/co-lead for the second time in his PGA Tour career at the 3M Open. Photo: LA Times
Adam Hadwin holds the 36-hole lead/co-lead for the second time in his PGA Tour career at the 3M Open. Photo: LA Times

At 10-under 132, Adam Hadwin held his second PGA Tour 36-hole lead/co-lead at the 3M Open. He has a 1-for-1 to date converting to victory.

Following a season-best T5 finish in last week’s Barbasol Championship, Ryan Armour has his fifth 36-hole lead/co-lead (1-for-4 to date).

Hadwin’s only bogey through 36 holes came at the par-4 seventh hole in Round One. He had finished fourth at the 2019 3M Open, his only prior start at the event.

He comes off missed cuts in his last three starts.

He has two top-8 finishes this season (T8/The Honda Classic, T8/Charles Schwab Challenge).

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In search of his second Tour victory after the 2017 Valspar Championship, Hadwin is currently No. 120 in FedExCup. He has has advanced to the Playoffs each season since joining the Tour in 2015.

Following a season-best T5 finish in last week’s Barbasol Championship, Armour shares the lead through 36 holes.

Friday marks the fifth time with 36-hole lead/co-lead on Tour (most recent: 2020 Bermuda Championship/T8); 1-for-4 to date.

He is making his third start at 3M Open (T42/2019, MC/2020).

The Ohio native seeks his second career Tour victory in his 210th start. He won the 2017 Sanderson Farms Championship.

The 44-year-old looks to become the seventh different winner 40 years of age or older this season after Stewart Cink/2, Sergio Garcia, Brian Gay, Matt Jones, Phil Mickelson and Lucas Glover.

Bo Hoag recorded his lowest 36-hole score of his PGA Tour career (133), two days before his 33rd birthday.

18-hole co-leader Rickie Fowler sat five shots back.

World No. 2 Dustin Johnson missed the cut after rounds of 70-72.

Text courtesy: PGA Tour