How it Happened: Reed takes lead at Wyndham

Patrick Reed and his caddie, wife Justine, during the second round of the 2013 Wyndham Championship.

Patrick Reed and his caddie, wife Justine, during the second round of the 2013 Wyndham Championship.

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Is it better to be consistent or good? Patrick Reed has been both during the first two rounds of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., with rounds of 65-64 giving him the lead heading into the weekend.

John Huh is just a shot back, his Friday 62 making most of the impact as he moved into second at 10 under, with Jordan Spieth another shot back.

Defending champion Sergio Garcia started the day just a shot out of the lead, but his even-par 70 in the second round saw him slide to T-15.

The Tour announced today that Saturday's third-round tee times will features threesomes early in the morning and off of both nines, because of the threat of inclement weather around Greensboro.

• See third-round tee times and groupings here.

Recap the best of the first-round action right here – don't forget, it's also the final shot for anyone outside of the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings to earn their way into the Barclays – and scroll down for our preview coverage!

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Update No. 39: 6:49 p.m. EDT

Jim Herman birdies Nos. 4, 5 and 8 to jump to T-4 at 7 under, four shots back of leader Patrick Reed. Herman finished T-9 at the Sanderson Farms Championship last month.

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Update No. 38: 6:24 p.m. EDT

Luke List, on the outside looking in, birdies No. 15 to get to even par and T-75. He likely needs another during his last three holes if he is to play the weekend; the cut is projected at 1 under.

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Update No. 37: 5:46 p.m. EDT

Ernie Els bogeys again at No. 16 and follows with a par, then heads to the last tee at even par and barely on the wrong side of the projected cut at T-72. Els finds the fairway, then hits his approach inside 5 feet – and rolls the birdie putt in for a 68 that gets him to 1 under and T-62, seemingly safe to play the weekend unless a lot of competitors finish strong.

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Update No. 36: 5:31 p.m. EDT

John Huh adds back-to-back birdies at Nos. 16-17 and finishes with a par to climb to 10 under, one shot back of leader Patrick Reed. Huh's 62 is the low round of the tournament so far, with eight birdies against no bogeys.

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Update No. 35: 5:11 p.m. EDT

Just like that, Ernie Els birdies at No. 15 to get back on the safe side of the projected cut line at 1 under with three to play – a stretch of holes that he played in 1 over Thursday, however.

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Update No. 34: 4:58 p.m. EDT

Ernie Els bogeys No. 14 and falls to even par, which is just on the wrong side of the projected cut at T-74. At 86th in FedExCup points, a missed cut could affect how long Els can keep going in the season-ending playoff tournaments.

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Update No. 33: 4:51 p.m. EDT

Bob Estes falls back to 7 under again with a bogey at No. 17; he's 4 under today as he heads to the last, T-4 alongside Charlie Wi and first-round co-leader Ross Fisher.

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Update No. 32: 4:39 p.m. EDT

John Huh climbs another step, a birdie at No. 5 pushing him to 8 under and T-3 alongside Bob Estes. They're three back of leader Patrick Reed.

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Update No. 31: 4:27 p.m. EDT

Another birdie at the 13th pushes Rory Sabbatini to 7 under, at 4 under today following an opening-round 67. Sabbatini, an Arizona product who hails from South Africa, has a pair of T-7 finishes this season.

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Update No. 30: 4:15 p.m. EDT

Davis Love III had an up-then-down round of even par today, 4 under on the front and 4 over on the back. After a first-round 73, he's likely going to miss the weekend. The UNC product finished T-9 at last month's Greenbrier Classic.

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Update No. 30: 4:04 p.m. EDT

Rory Sabbatini climbs to T-7 with his third birdie of the day against no bogeys, rising to 6 under.

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Update No. 29: 3:53 p.m. EDT

John Huh keeps his momentum going with a birdie at No. 2 to rise to T-4 at 7 under; the UC-Northridge product, who figures to surpass $1 million in season winnings this week, follows with a par and is 5 under with six holes left to play.

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Update No. 28: 3:44 p.m. EDT

Bob Estes moves back to 8 under and solo third with a birdie at No. 14. Estes has four career Tour wins, the most recent in 2002 at the Kemper Open.

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Update No. 27: 3:24 p.m. EDT

First-round co-leader Chris Stroud bogeys No. 6 to slip to 5 under, T-9 with three holes left before he makes the turn. Stroud, a Lamar product, finished second at the Travelers Championship in June after Ken Duke birdied.

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Update No. 26: 3:03 p.m. EDT

With an eagle, a bogey and back-to-back birdies, Tommy Gainey makes the turn at 3 under for the day, climbing to T-9 at 5 under.

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Update No. 25: 2:55 p.m. EDT

John Huh is making a move today, back-to-back birdies at Nos. 16-17 getting him to 4 under for the round and T-6 at 6 under as he prepares to make the turn.

Brad Fritsch, on the FedExCup points bubble, shot 71 today and will not play the weekend. The Canadian chimed in on Twitter about his outlook from his account, @BradFritsch: "Missed cut at Wyndham means I'll be in the 126-150 category next year on PGA Tour. Usually means 12-15 events minimum."

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Update No. 24: 2:46 p.m. EDT

Robert Garrigus birdies No. 13 to climb back to even par for the day through four holes and T-9 at 5 under. Garrigus, who has had to overcome addiction to find success in golf, talked during last week's PGA Championship about changes to improve his wedge play.

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Update No. 23: 2:35 p.m. EDT

Bob Estes bogeys the par-4 10th hole, now T-3 at 7 under alongside Charlie Wi and first-round co-leader Ross Fisher.

Ernie Els is 2 under through six holes with birdies at Nos. 1 and 5, moving to T-63 at 1 under and hovering around the projected cut.

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Update No. 22: 2:28 p.m. EDT

First-round co-leader Ross Fisher hits his approach at No. 9 to about 5 feet and makes his birdie putt for a 1-under 69 that moves him to T-4 at 7 under. Thursday's other co-leader, Chris Stroud, has four pars through four holes today.

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Update No. 21: 2:17 p.m. EDT

Too early to sound the "59 watch" horns, but Bob Estes makes the turn at 5 under with a par at the ninth, good for third. The Texas product has made $577,511 and survived 12 of 15 cuts this season, his best finish T-7 at the Valero Texas Open in April.

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Update No. 20: 2:02 p.m. EDT

Bob Estes birdies again at No. 8 for his first back-to-back birdies of the round. He's alone in third at 8 under as he prepares to make the turn.

Morgan Hoffmann closes his round with a birdie and three pars to finish off a 69 that puts him T-5 at 6 under.

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Update No. 19: 1:54 p.m. EDT

First-round co-leader Ross Fisher gets back to even par for the day with a birdie at No. 16, 6 under for the tournament and T-5 with two holes to play. Thursday's other co-leader, Chris Stroud, is even through two holes.

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Update No. 18: 1:47 p.m. EDT

Bob Estes has four birdies during his first seven holes to move to 7 under, T-3 alongside Charlie Wi.

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Update No. 17: 1:38 p.m. EDT

Leader Patrick Reed adds to his margin with a birdie at No. 9 and heads to the clubhouse up 2 shots over Jordan Spieth. Reed's 64 betters his opening round by a shot and matches the best of the tournament by first-round co-leaders Ross Fisher and Chris Stroud. It's not the first time Reed has led a Tour event with his wife, Justine, on the bag.

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Update No. 16: 1:24 p.m. EDT

Charles Howell III wraps up a 68 with eight straight pars and heads to the clubhouse T-4 at 6 under alongside Bob Estes, Matt Every and first-round co-leader Chris Stroud, whose round is just starting.

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Update No. 15: 1:17 p.m. EDT

Patrick Reed takes the lead outright by hitting his approach at No. 8 to inside 5 feet and sinking the putt to move to 10 under, 5 under today with one hole left. Reed, an Augusta State product, finished fifth at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in June – and is putting himself in good shape this week to pass $1 million in earnings this season.

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Update No. 14: 1:12 p.m. EDT

Let's look in on the five golfers among the top 25 in the Official World Golf Ranking who are playing this week:

  • No. 7 Brandt Snedeker: T-87 at 1 over (2-over 72 today)
  • No. 16 Ernie Els: T-73 at even par (1 under through one hole today
  • No. 19 Sergio Garcia: T-7, 5 under (even par 70 today)
  • No. 24 Bill Haas: T-7, 5 under (4-under 66 today)
  • No. 25 Zach Johnson: T-7, 5 under (2-under 68 today)

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Update No. 13: 1:01 p.m. EDT

Co-leader Patrick Reed pars again at No. 7 to remain 9 under and tied atop the leaderboard alongside Jordan Spieth (65-66) with two holes left in Reed's second round.

Charlie Wi matches Hideki Matsuyama's 65 for the round of the day so far, moving to third at 7 under as he heads to the clubhouse.

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Update No. 12: 12:55 p.m. EDT

Hideki Matsuyama has the round of the day so far at 65, with co-leader Jordan Spieth nearly as good with a 66 along with three others: Bill Haas (T-6 at 5 under), Robert Karlsson (T-20 at 4 under) and David Toms (T-42 at 2 under).

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Update No. 11: 12:48 p.m. EDT

Patrick Reed claims a share of the lead again with a birdie at No. 5 to move to 9 under. He follows with a par and has three holes left today to try and gain the lead outright heading into the weekend.

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Update No. 10: 12:42 p.m. EDT

Brandt Snedeker, the top-ranked golfer in the field at No. 7 in the Official World Golf Ranking, is likely to miss the cut after a 2-over 72 in the second round has him two shots outside the projected cut of 1 under. It's early, but Snedeker is T-88 as things stand.

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Update No. 9: 12:34 p.m. EDT

Defending champion Sergio Garcia endures a quiet second round, as two birdies and two bogeys get him to an even-par 70. He remains 5 under, good for T-6 as the morning rounds are drawing to a close.

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Update No. 8: 12:27 p.m. EDT

Leader Jordan Spieth wraps up his round with a par at No. 9 for a 66, one off his pace yesterday but good for the lead as he heads to the clubhouse. Spieth, who won the John Deere Classic in a playoff last month, has $2,058,820 in his rookie season.

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Update No. 7: 12:19 p.m. EDT

Hideki Matsuyama moves into contention with a 65, getting him to 5 under for the week and T-7 as things stand. Matsuyama started rough with bogeys at Nos. 10-12 – but rose quickly thereafter with birdies on four of his next five holes, including three straight from Nos. 15-17. An eagle at No. 5 and birdie at No. 8 capped his round.

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Update No. 6: 12:12 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth birdies at No. 8 to take the lead outright with one hole left in his second round; he's 9 under, a shot ahead of Patrick Reed, who adds a par at No. 4.

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Update No. 5: 12:07 p.m. EDT

First-round co-leader Ross Fisher of England drops to 1 over today after following a birdie at No. 8 with bogeys at Nos. 9-10 and a par at No. 11. Fisher is T-7 at 5 under alongside nine others.

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Update No. 4: 11:59 a.m. EDT

Patrick Reed birdies No. 1 after making the turn and follows with two pars to maintain a share of the lead, now at 8 under. His co-leader is Jordan Spieth, thanks to three straight birdies at Nos. 4-6 followed by a par. They lead by two over Charles Howell III, Bryce Molder, Chris Stroud and Charlie Wi.

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Update No. 3: 10:54 a.m. EDT

Morgan Hoffmann has four birdies and a double bogey through nine holes, and has joined Patrick Reed and Trevor Immelman in the lead at 7 under. Sergio Garcia is one shot back at 6 under. He's 1 under through 11 holes today.

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Update No. 2: 10:06 a.m. EDT

Patrick Reed joins Trevor Immelman in the lead at 7 under after a birdie at No. 13. Also, Sergio Garcia is back to 5 under, and even for the day, after his birdie at No. 17.

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Update No. 1: 9:25 a.m. EDT

Trevor Immelman is 2 under through five holes today to move into the solo lead at 7 under. He leads first-round co-leaders Ross Fisher and Chris Stroud, as well as Patrick Reed and Zach Johnson by a shot. Sergio Garcia is 1 over through five holes today, falling back to 4 under.

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Weather conditions

Expect a 40 percent chance of rain and moderate wind Friday, as Sedgefield could stay moist with favorable scoring conditions, according to weather.com. Highs are expected in the low 70s.

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Thursday coverage

• 5 Things: Fisher, Stroud upstage Garcia, Spieth, others for lead at Wyndham

Ross Fisher and Chris Stroud took different routes to opening-round 6-under 64s on Thursday at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. Fisher made four birdies, an eagle and no bogeys while Stroud needed eight birdies to offset two bogeys, nine missed fairways and seven missed greens.

• FedExCup: Day 1 of bubble watch at Wyndham

Ross Fisher, who holds a share of the first-round lead, entered this week at No. 162 in the FedEx Cup standings. With a win, he’s projected to move up to No. 56. Trevor Immelman, who is tied for third at 5 under, is projected at No. 126 after the first round. Here’s a look at the how some other players on the bubble fared Thursday at Sedgefield Country Club.

• How it Happened: Fisher, Stroud lead; Garcia chases

There is plenty of star power at this week's Wyndham Championship, from defending champion Sergio Garcia to two-time 2013 winner Brandt Snedeker to 2012 U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson. Chris Stroud posted an early 64 to take the lead in the morning, while Ross Fisher caught him in the afternoon. But eight golfers are just a shot back.

• Glover plays in Greensboro despite broken toe

Lucas Glover entered the week at No. 99 in the FedEx Cup standings, so a good finish in the Wyndham Championship would help ensure the Clemson product of at least two playoff starts. So despite a broken middle toe in his right foot, Glover was determined to play in the regular-season finale.

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Pre-tournament coverage

Rude: Meet the man behind Dufner's transformation into major champ

Chuck Cook has coached players to seven major championship victories -- including Jason Dufner's last week at the PGA Championship. Yet, his name isn't on the tip of your tongue when you think of the game's best coaches -- but it should be.

Notes: Harrington on hold; Oak Hill trips Jimenez; more

The FedExCup points bubble and Grand Slam of Golf roster have Padraig Harrington's itinerary up in the air; Oak Hill produced scoring oddities, including for Miguel Angel Jimenez; plus more in our PGA Tour notebook.

Wyndham adds big names on FedEx points bubble

Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington and Geoff Ogilvy are among those committing late to this week's Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., looking to shore up their spots in the FedExCup's first event, the Barclays.

Fantasy Tip Sheet: Garcia, Haas headline Wyndham picks

From Sergio Garcia to Hideki Matsuyama, our panel of experts make their picks for this week's Wyndham Championship.

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