History on Gooch’s side as he makes a charge

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Talor Gooch leads by one going into Day 3 of the RSM Classic. Photo: progolfnow.com
Talor Gooch leads by one going into Day 3 of the RSM Classic. Photo: progolfnow.com

Talor Gooch holds the outright 36-hole lead for the first time on the PGA Tour (one prior co-lead). He recorded his career-low 36-hole score on Tour (129).

Each of the last five winners of the RSM Classic held the outright lead after the second round.

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Gooch’s seventh score of 65 or better this season is the most on the PGA Tour (second-most: 5, Matthew Wolff). He held a share of the second-round lead at the 2020 Wyndham Championship (T25)

This is his career-low 36-hole score (129); previous: 130, twice (2018 Sony Open in Hawaii, 2020 Wyndham Championship).

He made a 66-foot, 5-inch eagle putt on No. 7 (Seaside), the longest made putt of his PGA Tour career.

He has three missed cuts in four prior starts at the RSM Classic (T23/2019).

His career-best result on the PGA Tour is T3 at the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open.

Tour rookie Taylor Moore (T4) made a hole-in-one at the par-3 17th (Seaside), the first ace of his Tour career.

 

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Since the start of the 2017-18 season, Sea Island resident Zach Johnson has seven top-10s on the PGA Tour, and three have come at The RSM Classic (T8/2017, T7/2018, T6/2020).

Tournament host Davis Love III made the cut for the 571st time on the PGA Tour, fifth-most of any player (fourth: 574, Arnold Palmer).

Louis Oosthuizen withdrew prior to the round due to a lower back injury.

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