lead for the first time in his career. He has held the first-round lead twice and the third-round lead once ... Jonathan Byrd recorded a hole-in-one on the 11th hole ... The cut line fell at 1-under-par 139, with 77 players advancing
with another wayward tee shot. Other than that, his card was filled with seven birdies for a 68. Stewart Cink and Jonathan Byrd also were at 68. Rory McIlroy also had a few patches of wild play — a tee shot down the side of the hill toward
around the turn. He hung on for some key par saves the rest of the way and was two shots clear of Stewart Cink and Jonathan Byrd among early starters. Rory McIlroy was among those at 69 as he tries to become the first repeat winner at Quail Hollow
the hole and missed the putt to take bogey. But it could have been worse. McIlroy shot 69. ___ FREE AS A BYRD: Jonathan Byrd started the season on a major medical exception due to a wrist injury, but has battled to get his Tour card. Byrd
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Masters. Mickelson and Martin Flores carded 5-under 67s to share second place, while Stewart Cink, Webb Simpson and Jonathan Byrd were tied for fourth at 4-under 68. Former Wells Fargo champions Rory McIlroy and Vijay Singh are among a group
com Tour Championship. In Raleigh, he rallied to beat Lee by two strokes with a final-round 64. Jason Gore and Jonathan Byrd were tied for third at 14 under. Gore shot 66, and Byrd had a 67. James Driscoll, the second-round leader after
in 2011 and Scott Brown last year. Chesson Hadley was second after a 65. Eric Axley was 10 under after a 66, and Jonathan Byrd , Wes Roach, Ben Martin and Danny Lee were another stroke back. Byrd and Roach shot 66, Martin 67, and Lee 68.
at 11-under 133, while Eric Axley (66) is alone in third at minus-10. Ben Martin (67), Wes Roach (66), Jonathan Byrd (66) and Danny Lee (68) shared fourth at 9-under. MORE TO FOLLOW.
Potter, Jr. (67) and Tim Clark (67) shared sixth place at 6-under. Brian Harman (68), Matt Every (68), Jonathan Byrd (69) and Brian Gay (72) were tied for 10th at minus-5. Seung-Yul Noh is also at 5-under through 14 holes