Wesley Bryan
Six Things To Know
  • Kevin Tway holds first lead following any round on the PGA TOUR
  • Tommy Fleetwood (R1) and Keegan Bradley (R2) become first players since 2015 with three eagles in a round on TOUR
  • Keegan Bradley and Ben Silverman card 9-under 63s for low round of the day
  • Nick Taylor enters weekend as low Canadian after equaling career-best mark for number of birdies in a round
  • 7 of 21 Canadians in the field made the cut
  • Jhonattan Vegas enters weekend T44 as he attempts to become first player to win the RBC Canadian three consecutive years
36-hole cut: 77 professionals and one amateur (Chris Crisologo) at 4-under 140 from a field of 150 professionals and five amateurs.
Marks second-consecutive year 4-under has been the cut at the RBC Canadian Open. Prior to 2017 (and since 1971), the lowest cut in tournament history was 3-under-par (2009/Glen Abbey GC; 2010/St. George’s G&CC).
Second-Round Leaderboard
Kevin Tway                         66-65—131 (-13)
Whee Kim                          67-65—132 (-12)
Keegan Bradley                  69-63—132 (-12)
Byeong Hun An                  66-67—133 (-11)
Johnson Wagner                68-65—133 (-11)
Second-Round Lead Notes
2            Second-round leaders/co-leaders to win in the last 12 RBC Canadian Opens (Scott Piercy/2012, Chez Reavie/2008)
34          Second-round leaders/co-leaders who have gone on to win the RBC Canadian Open
11          Second-round leaders/co-leaders to win on PGA TOUR in 2017-18 (most recent: Troy Merritt/Barbasol Championship)
-12         Score in relation to par by 36-hole leader Martin Flores in 2017
Kevin Tway (-13/1)
Age: 30 (July 23, 1988)
Joined TOUR: 2014
Entering this week
#99        FedExCup
#147      OWGR
85          PGA TOUR starts
0            PGA TOUR wins
3            Starts at RBC Canadian Open
26          PGA TOUR starts in 2017-18
3            Top-10s in 2017-18
0            36-hole leads/co-leads on the PGA TOUR
Best career results: 3/2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, T3/2017 Valero Texas Open
Best 2017-18 results: T5/Fort Worth Invitational, T6/Travelers Championship, T9/AT&T Byron Nelson
  • Bogey-free 65 falls one shy of his season-best score (64/Travelers Championship/R2)
  • Played 302 consecutive holes without a 3-putt, the current longest streak on TOUR
  • Tops previous-best opening 36-hole score of 132, set at 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson (67-65)
  • Makes the 50th cut of his PGA TOUR career (86 starts)
  • Three previous starts at RBC Canadian Open (MC/2011, MC/2014, T48/2017)
  • Marks the first time he has led after any round on the PGA TOUR
  • Currently No. 99 in the FedExCup standings, with previous finishes of 69th (2017) and 177th (2014)
  • Dad, Bob Tway, won the 2003 RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton G&CC for one of his eight PGA TOUR wins
  • Of the nine father-son tandems who have won on TOUR, five have done so at the same event (Tom Morris Sr./Tom Morris Jr., Wille Park, Sr./Willie Park, Jr., Joe Kirkwood, Sr./Joe Kirkwood, Jr., Al Geiberger/Brent Geiberger, Jay Haas/Bill Haas).
  • Celebrated 30th birthday on Monday of this week
Additional Player Notes
Keegan Bradley (-12/T2)
  • Career-best 3 eagles in the second round (Nos. 2, 16, 18); previously had two eagles in a round twice on TOUR (most recently in the final round of the 2018 PLAYERS Championship)
  • Just the second player since 2015 with three eagles in a PGA TOUR round (Tommy Fleetwood/R1/2018 RBC Canadian Open). Prior to Bradley and Fleetwood, Eric Axley performed the feat last at the 2015 RBC Canadian Open (Nos. 3, 6, 18)
  • Went birdie-eagle-birdie-eagle on Nos. 15-18 to tie the longest birdie-eagle streak of his career (4 holes/R4/2012 Sentry Tournament of Champions)
  • 3 TOUR wins (2011 AT&T Byron Nelson, 2011 PGA Championship, 2012 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational)
  • Making 157th start since winning the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
  • Making third start at the RBC Canadian Open (T22/2011, T14/2017)
Whee Kim (-12/T2)
  • Moved to T2 with a bogey-free 7-under 65
  • Established longest eagle-birdie streak of his career by playing Nos. 16-2 in 6-under (E-B-B-B-B); previous-longest streak was 3 holes on two occasions (most recently R1 2018 John Deere Classic)
  • Seeking to post the fifth-consecutive win by an international winner at the RBC Canadian Open (Tim Clark/2014, Jason Day/2015, Jhonattan Vegas/2016/2017)
  • Recently carded his best PGA TOUR round with a first-round 62 at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier
  • Seeking third top-10 of the season: P2/Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, T4-THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES
  • In addition to Las Vegas, finished runner-up at the 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic
Robert Garrigus (-9/T10)
  • First-round leader followed a 63 with an even-par 72 to fall to T10
  • Last six starts at the event: T5/2017, MC/2016, MC/2015, MC/2014, MC/2013, T2/2012
  • Seeking second top-10 of the season: T8/Farmers Insurance Open
  • Making 196th start since win at the 2010 Children’s Miracle Network Classic
  • Results following five career 18-hole leads/co-leads: TBD/2018 RBC Canadian Open, T49/2014 OHL Classic at Mayakoba, T27/2013 Wells Fargo Championship, T58/2010 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, T39/2009 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Nick Taylor (-9/T10)
  • Native of Winnipeg, Manitoba and resident of Abbotsford, British Columbia is No. 127 in the FedExCup standings
  • Leading Canadian through 36 holes (low Canadian honored at the end of the week with Rivermead Cup)
  • Tallied 8 birdies to tie his career-best total in a round (3 times previously, most recent in R1 at the 2018 John Deere Classic)
  • Followed bogey-free 68 with a second-round 67, his lowest score in 22 rounds at the RBC Canadian Open (previous: 68, R1/2018)
Miscellaneous Notes
  • Wesley Bryan was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard
Wesley Bryan
Wesley Bryan
Course Statistics
Toughest Hole
R1: Par-3 4th (3.162)
R2: Par-3 12th (3.288)
Easiest Hole
R1: Par-5 16th (4.357)
R2: Par-5 16th (4.359)
Scoring Averages
              Front 9                 Back 9                  Total                    Cumulative
R1:         34.448                  35.935                  70.383                  —
R2:         34.542                  36.281                  70.824                 70.603
              Early                    Late
R1:         70.45                    70.32
R2:         70.30                    71.42
Bogey-free rounds
R1 (12): Robert Garrigus (63), Ben Crane (66), Ian Poulter (66), Zac Blair (67), George Cunningham (67), Andrew Putnam (67), James Hahn (68), Seamus Power (68), Nick Taylor (68), Nick Watney (69), Brian Stuard (70), Tony Finau (71)
R2 (11): Ben Silverman (63), Whee Kim (65), Dustin Johnson (66), Abraham Ancer (66), Chad Campbell (66), Aaron Baddeley (66), Tony Finau (67), Shane Lowry (67), Zac Blair (67), Norman Xiong (69), Ricky Barnes (70)