Bryson goes low for 36-hole lead but history isn’t with him

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Bryson Dechambeau won twice on PGA Tour in 2020-21 (2020 U.S. Open, Arnold Palmer Invitational) and finished the season No. 7 in the FedExCup standings. Photo: Olympics.com
Bryson Dechambeau won twice on PGA Tour in 2020-21 (2020 U.S. Open, Arnold Palmer Invitational) and finished the season No. 7 in the FedExCup standings. Photo: Olympics.com

Bryson DeChambeau recorded an 8-under 64, the low round of the week, to take a one-stroke 36-hole lead.

Collin Morikawa enters the third round T2 and would move to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking with a win.

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Bryson’s two prior Hero World Challenge starts: T12/2018, 15th/2019.

 

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Is making first start in an individual event since the 2021 TOUR Championship.

He won twice on Tour in 2020-21 (2020 U.S. Open, Arnold Palmer Invitational) and finished the season No. 7 in the FedExCup standings.

In official PGA Tour events, is 0-for-8 converting the 36-hole lead/co-lead to victory (0-for-5 with outright 36-hole lead); most recently, held the second-round lead at the 2021 BMW Championship before losing in a playoff).

Morikawa (T2/-10) will move to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking with a victory for the first time in his career (currently No. 2).

 

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One of eight players in the field making tournament debut (others: Abraham Ancer, Sam Burns, Harris English, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton, Viktor Hovland, Scottie Scheffler).

Two top-10s in two PGA Tour starts during the fall portion of the 2021-22 season, highlighted by a runner-up at THE CJ CUP.

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He won twice on Tour in 2020-21 (World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession, The Open Championship) and finished the season No. 26 in the FedExCup standings

 

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Brooks Koepka recorded his second consecutive 67 to stand T2 (-10) entering the third round; Koepka is making his fourth start at Albany and most recently finished 18th of 18 players in 2017.

18-hole co-leaders Daniel Berger (5th), Rory McIlroy (T8) and Abraham Ancer (T11) combine to shoot 3-under after matching 66s in the first round. No first-round leader/co-leader has won the Hero World Challenge since it moved to Albany in 2015.

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