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This is what you missed from Spherical 2 of the Valspar Championship

Whereas the main rating hasn’t modified a lot on the Valpsar Championship, the names on the high definitely have.

Right here’s every thing you missed from the Spherical 2 motion on the Innisbrook Golf Resort’s Copperhead course.

Paul Casey surged right into a share of the lead

Powered by a spherical of five-under-par 66 — the low rating of the day — Casey launched himself 28 locations up the leaderboard to share the view on the high with Austin Prepare dinner at six beneath par total.

(Yesterday’s co-leaders, Joel Dahmen and Sepp Straka, led the sector at 5 beneath par after the primary spherical, however fell again to 4 beneath par and even par, respectively.)

Casey made 4 birdies, an eagle and a lone bogey en path to his 66.

The defending champ takes the lead.@Paul_Casey notches an 🦅 to get to -7.

📺: https://t.co/WywtRLOLiq pic.twitter.com/l8dw55pEcv

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 22, 2019

Casey broke a virtually nine-year PGA Tour win drought by successful the Valspar Championship final 12 months. A win this 12 months would mark his third profession Tour victory.

Luke Donald is within the hunt for the primary time in practically two years

Donald — a participant who at one time held the highest spot on the earth rating — is at present on a medical extension as he offers with again points, and has slipped all the best way to No. 919 on the earth.

However the Englishman is having his finest displaying in practically two years via 36 holes, taking pictures 67-70 to succeed in 5 beneath par total, which is at present T3.

His final made lower was 376 days in the past at this occasion in 2018.

Since then, @LukeDonald has battled damage and solely made three TOUR begins.

He’s at present the solo chief @ValsparChamp.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/3ImE2DBqLo

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 22, 2019

Maybe some good Florida vibes are the key behind Donald’s good play. The Valspar Championship was the positioning of his final PGA Tour victory — all the best way again in 2012.

Dustin Johnson is lurking

The present World No. 1, Dustin Johnson, was three pictures behind the leaders after the primary spherical, and he’s a shot nearer to them on the match’s midway level after firing yet one more spherical of two-under-par 69.

Prepared …
Goal …
🎯#QuickHits pic.twitter.com/qeu3eTTHbs

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 22, 2019

Johnson is at present T6 — two pictures behind the leaders. Remarkably, within the seven Tour occasions DJ has performed since final October, he’s solely completed exterior the highest 9 twice. If he continues this tempo, that doesn’t seem to be to alter on the Valspar.

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