Hahn, Barnes share Byron Nelson lead with stars lurking

Hahn, Barnes share Byron Nelson lead with stars lurking

Hahn, Barnes share Byron Nelson lead with stars lurking

Jason Kokrak is not the type of player who is going to draw a lot of fanfare, but the six-year PGA Tour veteran has shown the ability to shoot low scores in his career.

Hunter Mahan, Bryson DeChambeau, J.B. Holmes, Ryo Ishikawa and Brandt Snedeker were among the other golfers to miss the cut.

Kokrak finished with a nice par save after driving way right.

Brooks Koepka leaned in for a closer look at his ball buried in deep rough when a critter he couldn't identify caused him to jump back with a bit of a startled look.

Masters and defending Nelson champion Garcia, ranked fifth, had just one birdie in a 73 that left him tied for 93rd.

On the 12th hole, it was clear that the 31-year-old was in the zone, spinning his 108-yard approach shot back to two feet and holing another birdie.

CHAMPIONS: Fred Funk shot 7-under 65 to take the second-round lead in the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Ala.

Funk birdied three of the five par 3s at Greystone, the last on No. 17, and finished at 12-under 132.

"If a shot fits my eye or I see it, I like to pull the trigger", Kokrak said Friday.

"I think combined we're not 6 foot, but that's OK".

Parel, who went through Q-school in 2016, shot a 66.

LPGA Tour: In Williamsburg, Va., Lexi Thompson shot 6-under-par 65 to take the first-round lead in the Kingsmill Championship on Thursday, a day after skydiving with Navy SEALS onto the course.

But on Friday he kept it "stress free" by hitting 16 greens in regulation on his way to a bogey-free 7-under 63 to put the North Carolina native in a tie for ninth at 135.

Henry birdied No. 1 to open Friday before giving two strokes back with bogeys on Nos.

McIlroy (rib injury) to skip European Tour flagship event: Rory McIlroy will sit out the European Tour flagship event next week to make sure a recurring rib injury heals.

Murray has made news this year for calling out some of his PGA Tour peers as "boring" on Twitter and for firing a caddie in the middle of a Sunday round at the Wells Fargo Championship.

U.S. Open champion Johnson posted back-to-back 67s to be tied for third at six under following the second round. I had to take nearly four weeks off, really didn't practice.

President of baseball operations John Hart says he knows no player can replace the production lost by the injury to Freeman, who shared the major league lead with 14 homers and was hitting.341.

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