How it happened: Every shoots 62, leads Greenbrier

Matt Every during the second round of the Greenbrier Classic.

Matt Every during the second round of the Greenbrier Classic.

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Matt Every made eight birdies on Friday en route to an 8-under 62, which has the former University of Florida player in first place after two rounds of the Greenbrier Classic at The Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

It's the third 62 of the tournament after Tommy Gainey and Johnson Wagner shot that number on Thursday.

Wagner and four others, including Russell Henley are a shot back at 8 under. Gainey is among three others another shot back at 7 under.

Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and John Daly were among those who didn't make the cut.

See how it all unfolded Friday in West Virginia:

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Update No. 32, 6:15 p.m. EDT

Matt Every birdies the par-4 ninth to move to 9 under. After an 8-under 62, Every leads by one shot.

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Update No. 31, 5:57 p.m. EDT

Russell Henley birdied the par-4 ninth hole to cap a 5-under 65 and move to 8 under, which has him in a six-way tie for first.

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Update No. 30, 5:46 p.m. EDT

With two holes left in his second round, Matt Every has seven birdies and has moved to 8 under.

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Update No. 29, 5:17 p.m. EDT

Matt Jones closed with six straight birdies to enter the weekend at 5 under. Talk about a cut-saving finish.

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Update No. 28, 5:10 p.m. EDT

The cut line has remained at 1 under for nearly the entire day, and it doesn't look like it will change with 78 players at 1 under or better and 59 players at 2 under or better. Nick Watney is among those at even par. Watney needs a birdie and no bogeys in his final three holes to make the cut. Casey Wittenberg, Ben Kohles, Patrick Reed and J.J. Henry are also at even with golf still to be played today.

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Update No. 27, 4:46 p.m. EDT

Tommy Gainey leaves a 10-footer for par just short at the par-4 seventh to fall back into a five-way tie for the lead at 8 under.

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Update No. 26, 4:36 p.m. EDT

Russell Henley's third shot at the par-4 fifth goes about 3 feet as he lifts his head up on a flop shot. He would double-bogey the hole to drop to 7 under.

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Update No. 25, 4:20 p.m. EDT

Four bogeys in 12 holes has dropped Webb Simpson back to 2 under after Simpson shot 6-under 64 in the first round.

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Update No. 24, 4:18 p.m. EDT

Russell Henley makes a short birdie at the par-4 fourth to move into a tie for the lead with Tommy Gainey at 9 under.

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Update No. 23, 4:14 p.m. EDT

James Driscoll birdies the par-4 fifth hole to move to 8 under. There are now six players tied for second at 8 under, one shot back of leader Tommy Gainey.

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Update No. 22, 3:55 p.m. EDT

Despite a double bogey at the par-4 second hole, Jordan Spieth has four birdies in his first eight holes to move to 5 under overall.

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Update No. 21, 3:37 p.m. EDT

Tommy Gainey makes his first bogey of the tournament, at the par-4 second, to fall to 9 under. Also, Russell Henley just moved to 8 under after a birdie at No. 1, his fifth birdie of the round.

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Update No. 20, 3:24 p.m. EDT

Already a winner on Tour this season, Russell Henley is having quite the rookie season. He's playing well again this week, too. He's 4 under through nine holes today and has moved to 7 under overall.

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Update No. 19, 3 p.m. EDT

Patrick Reed has made six straight cuts and he's in line to make another today. Reed is 2 under through six holes, including holing out for eagle at the par-4 fifth. He's 2 under for the tournament, too.

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Update No. 18, 2:50 p.m. EDT

Johnson Wagner birdies the par-3 15th to move back to even par for the round. He's 8 under overall and in a four-way tie for second two shots behind leader Tommy Gainey.

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Update No. 17, 2:26 p.m. EDT

James Driscoll's T-8 finish last week at the AT&T National was just his second top-10 of the season. But he has finished T-38 or better in five of his last six starts on Tour. Through seven holes today, he's 3 under and stands at 7 under overall.

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Update No. 16, 2:11 p.m. EDT

Michael Kim, a junior at California, just finished up a 1-under 69. At 1 under, he's currently right on the projected cut line.

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Update No. 15, 2:04 p.m. EDT

The best round of the day so far is 5-under 65, which has been shot by four players: Jimmy Walker, D.A. Points, Martin Flores and Charlie Wi.

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Update No. 14, 2:02 p.m. EDT

Tommy Gainey birdies the par-4 14th to move to 10 under. He has a two-shot lead on the field. The other first-round leader, Johnson Wagner, just bogeyed the par-4 11th to fall back to 7 under early in his second round.

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Update No. 13, 1:32 p.m. EDT

Defending champion Ted Potter Jr. shot 4-under 66 today to move to 5 under.

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Update No. 12, 1:30 p.m. EDT

Amateur Michael Kim is trying to hang on to make the cut. Kim is 1 under with one hole left. The cut line is projected at 1 under at the moment.

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Update No. 11, 1:15 p.m. EDT

A birdie at the par-5 12th moves Tommy Gainey to 9 under. He leads outright after Steven Bowditch bogeyed the par-3 eighth to drop to 8 under. Bowditch just wrapped up a 3-under 67.

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Update No. 10, 12:58 p.m. EDT

Tommy Gainey makes par at his opening hole, No. 10. At 8 under, he's a shot back of current leader Steven Bowditch, who is 4 under through 16 holes today, 9 under overall.

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Update No. 9, 12:29 p.m. EDT

A bogey at the par-4 ninth gives Phil Mickelson a 2-under 68, but Lefty, at 2 over for the tournament, will miss his third cut in four starts at the Greenbrier.

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Update No. 8, 12:26 p.m. EDT

Amateur Michael Kim made four birdies and a bogey on the back nine and with five holes left on the front nine, Kim is 3 under overall and in position to make the cut.

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Update No. 7, 11:55 a.m. EDT

With two holes left, Phil Mickelson is still 1 over. Mickelson bogeyed the par-4 sixth before a birdie at No. 7. Lefty needs birdies on each of his final two holes to move to 1 under, which is the projected cut. Even if he got there, though, the cut is likely to move to 2 under before the end of the day.

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Update No. 6, 11:52 a.m. EDT

Bubba Watson is 2 under and bogey-free through 15 holes today. He hasn't taken advantage of the par-5s, though, making par at Nos. 12 and 17 on the back nine. Watson is 4 under overall, five shots back of the lead.

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Update No. 5, 11:48 a.m. EDT

Steven Bowditch still leads at 9 under. He's now through 11 holes and leads by one over Tommy Gainey, Johnson Wagner, Daniel Summerhays and Bill Lunde. Gainey and Wagner, the first-round leaders, have yet to tee off. Summerhays and Lunde are finished with their rounds, shooting 3-under 67 and 4-under 66, respectively.

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Update No. 4, 11:01 a.m. EDT

Steven Bowditch made four birdies on the back nine (his front nine) and he now leads outright at 9 under. Also, Jimmy Walker is still stuck on 6 under for the day. He's through 15 holes and is 7 under overall.

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Update No. 3, 10:57 a.m. EDT

What's Phil Mickelson up to? Well, Lefty made four birdies on the back nine (his front nine), but after a bogey at No. 2, he's 1 over for the tournament. The projected cut is 1 under at the moment and with low numbers expected as the day goes on, that number should be lower. That means that Mickelson, who has six holes left, will likely need three or four birdies to make the weekend.

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Update No. 2, 10:32 a.m. EDT

Two more players have reached 8 under, which makes four total players at that number. Bill Lunde is 4 under for the day and Steven Bowditch is 3 under. Tommy Gainey and Johnson Wagner have not teed off yet.

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Update No. 1, 10:14 a.m. EDT

Jimmy Walker is starting the biggest charge of the second round and is 6 under through 12. He has moved from T-46 to T-3.

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As the second round starts, take a look at our previous coverage from White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.:

Thursday's coverage

5 Things: With 59 on his mind, Johnson Wagner fires 62 to share lead

At the Greenbrier Classic, Johnson Wagner had a 59 on his mind, but settled with an 8-under 62, while it was the same score for Tommy 'Two Gloves' Gainey expect with no bogeys. Here are 5 Things from the first-round at Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Saints coach Sean Payton moonlighting as Ryan Palmer's caddie

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is moonlighting this week as Ryan Palmer's caddie at the Greenbrier Classic.

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Preview coverage

Simpson, past champ Stallings among top predictions at Greenbrier

For the first time since the U.S. Open, Phil Mickelson will return to action at this week's Greenbrier Classic – yet he's not among our panel's picks to win this week.

Watson names North as Ryder Cup vice captain

Andy North is a two-time U.S. Open champion (1978, ’85), and played in the ’85 Ryder Cup at The Belfry in England. "When you win a couple of U.S. Opens, he knows what it takes to close the deal, and that's what we need on the Ryder Cup team," captain Tom Watson said.

For blue-collar players on Tour, missed cuts weigh heavily

Welcome to the side of the PGA Tour world that doesn't get televised – the painful one, the one devoid of big checks and red numbers. Not much fun is there? "No, not at all," said Brendan Steele. "Absolutely not."

Rude: PGA Tour, PGA offer sensible proposal as compromise

The two organizations pointed out that there is precedent to delay the ban on anchored putting several years for recreational players – in 2008, a similar course was taken regarding new groove configurations on golf clubs.

Tour players' lawyer: No plans to sue over anchoring – yet

Nine players, including Masters champion Adam Scott and Tour winners Carl Pettersson and Tim Clark, have retained Boston lawyer Harry L. Manion since January. The players are now “deciding what action, if any, to take next,” Manion said.

PGA Tour, PGA of America set to enact USGA anchoring ban

While the Tour’s nine-man policy board’s decision July 1 to follow Rule 14-1b was expected, there had been speculation the Tour might disallow anchored putting earlier, such as at the start of the 2015-16 season, in an effort to limit distraction.

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