Stewart Cink is atop the leaderboard by five strokes at the Royal Heritage. Cink raced to sixteen under par with an eagle at the second and six birdies. He has just given up one shot through his first 36 holes. Overnight leader Cameron Smith enured a tough round of golf. Cink previously won here in 2000 and 2004. he is making his 22nd start to the event.
“It doesn’t feel like anything all that special to be honest,” said Cink, who has his son, Reagan, as his caddie. “We just worked our game plan. We haven’t had too much wind, and this course without a lot of wind, there’s just not that many surprises when you have a lot of experience around here.
Corey Connors looks like Cink’s only challenger. Connors made six birdies on the front nine to make up for his double bogey on the 14th. Overnight leader Smith could not match his first round. He birdied the final hole to move to nine-under for the tournament.
“And I think we’ve kind of got what we expected out of most of our shots, and we’ve put it in the right place a lot, and really the key is we haven’t put it in the wrong place very often.” Stewart Cink said after finishing atop the leaderboard at Royal Heritage. “This is like hallmark Stewart Cink type of golf, and it’s not always been go at every flag. What Reagan has really allowed me to do is to really quantify that game plan with a system that we use on every shot.”
Dustin Johnson got off to a flying start with an eagle on the second hole. He then bogeyed the fourth and the fifth hole. The bogeys threatened his ability to make the cut two tournaments in a row. This was mainly due to the inward 31 which added up to a 67.