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THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP: Second Round Notebook

PONTE VEDRA BEACH — On the heels of his solo-second at last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, Lee Westwood leads for the second time in the last four rounds on TOUR (led by one after 54 holes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational).

England’s Lee Westwood (1st) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (2nd) top the leaderboard after the second round; with 15
different international winners of THE PLAYERS, no Englishman has ever won the event. Bryson DeChambeau (T5) seeks to become the fourth player to win THE PLAYERS after winning the week prior (most recent: Tiger Woods/2001 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard)

Five players who finished in the top 10 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational are in the top 10 after round two: Westwood, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Chris Kirk, DeChambeau, Charley Hoffman.

Rory McIlroy becomes the first defending champion to miss the cut the following year since Rickie Fowler in 2016.

DeChambeau (T5) seeks to join Tiger Woods (2013) as the only FedExCup leader to win THE PLAYERS. Denny McCarthy (T5) ranks fifth in Strokes Gained: Putting (4.304) for the week; McCarthy has led the Tthat category each of the last two seasons.

Sungjae Im (T5) birdied Nos. 15-2 to tie the tournament record for most consecutive birdies (6); marks his career-best birdie streak (previously: 5 at 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions/R1). Doug Ghim (T5) holds the best 36-hole position of the 18 players making their tournament debut.

As part of its Eagles for Impact Challenge, Morgan Stanley will donate 1,500 books for every eagle made at THE PLAYERS.

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