Tracker: Choi leads suspended RBC Heritage

K.J. Choi during Friday's second round of the PGA Tour's 2014 RBC Heritage Open in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Matt Kuchar, who headed into Friday's second round of the RBC Heritage Open in Hilton Head Island, S.C., tied for the lead with Scott Langley and Will McGirt, has been caught and, thanks to Kuchar's own troubles during a rain-delayed day, passed by K.J. Choi in the early going.

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Update No. 15: 4:39 p.m. EDT

And that's a wrap for play Friday. Our senior writer Alex Miceli notes via his Twitter account, @alexmiceli: "Play called for the day, second round resumes on the PGA Tour at 8:00 Saturday with K.J. Choi the leader in the clubhouse at 5-under."

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Update No. 14: 3:03 p.m. EDT

Play has been suspended because of bad weather, with K.J. Choi leading at 5 under and Robert Allenby a shot back. Five players are T-3 at 3 under: Luke Donald, Billy Hurley III, Scott Langley, Ben Martin and Bo Van Pelt. Allenby, Martin and Van Pelt are in the middle of their front nines, while the rest completed their second round.

One of the day's lowest rounds is a 68 by Ryo Ishikawa, who atones in part for an opening-round 77 and moves to 3 over – that's where the cut line is projected. Five other players have completed their second round on that mark, with nine more players 3 over and stilly trying to complete their second round.

Matt Kuchar's second double bogey of the day comes at No. 6 and drops him to 1 under. The first-round co-leaders (Kuchar, Scott Langley and Will McGirt) are all two shots or more behind Choi's lead.

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Update No. 13: 2:54 p.m. EDT

Harbour Town has one of the more identifiable finishing holes on Tour, with its lighthouse-guarded 18th. While the lighthouse doesn't come into play (this isn't putt-putt, c'mon), PGA pro John Farrell offers his insights on how to avoid the perils of playing the signature hole.

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Update No. 12: 2:08 p.m. EDT

Matt Kuchar hits his tee shot into the water on the par-3 fourth hole, ending up with double bogey and falling two back of leader K.J. Choi.

Robert Allenby starts his day with birdies at Nos. 1-2 to rise to second at 4 under.

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Update No. 11: 1:52 p.m. EDT

Let's take stock of the players in this week's tournament who are in the top 20 of the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings:

  • 2. Matt Kuchar: Co-leader, 5 under (even through two holes today)
  • 8. Zach Johnson: T-56 at 2 over (2-over 73 today)
  • 10. Hunter Mahan: T-56 at 2 over (1 under through two)
  • 13. Jim Furyk: T-13 at 1 under (1 under through three)
  • 14. Jordan Spieth: T-38 at 1 over (3-over 74 today)
  • 15. Hideki Matsuyama: T-119 at 8 over (8-over 79 today)
  • 16. Harris English: T-13 at 1 under (2-over 73 today)
  • 19. Charl Schwartzel: T-7 at 2 under (1-under 70 today)
  • 20. Charley Hoffman: T-56 at 2 over (even through three)

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Update No. 10: 1:28 p.m. EDT

Bill Haas, who opened with a 1-over 72, has withdrawn and cited a wrist injury before his second round, the PGA Tour says. Haas opened the Masters last week by taking a one-shot lead before finishing T-20.

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Update No. 9: 1:23 p.m. EDT

Matt Kuchar opens his day with a par to remain 5 under and tied for the lead with K.J. Choi.

Luke Donald wraps up his round of 69 with back-to-back pars to head in T-3 at 3 under alongside Billy Hurley III, Scott Langley and Ted Potter Jr.

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Update No. 8: 1:07 p.m. EDT

Luke Donald bogeys No. 7 and follows with a par to slip to T-3 at 3 under with one hole to play, two shots back of co-leaders K.J. Choi and Matt Kuchar. Donald is looking for his first win since the 2012 Transitions Championship.

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Update No. 7: 12:41 p.m. EDT

Geoff Ogilvy wraps up a 3-under 68 that has him T-6 at 2 under as he heads in. Ogilvy managed five birdies, with his lone blemish a double bogey at No. 10 after making the turn. Looking for his eighth victory on Tour and first since the 2010 SBS Championship, Ogilvy is three back of co-leaders K.J. Choi and Matt Kuchar.

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Update No. 6: 12:28 p.m. EDT

K.J. Choi finishes a 67 with back-to-back pars that send him to the clubhouse sharing the lead at 5 under alongside Matt Kuchar. Choi was consistent, with three birdies and a bogey on each nine.

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Update No. 5: 12:01 p.m. EDT

K.J. Choi birdies the 16th to move back into a share of the lead alongside Matt Kuchar. Choi is looking for his first win on Tour since the 2011 Players Championship. Luke Donald remains one off the lead, with six holes to play after a par at No. 3.

First-round co-leader Scott Langley salvages a decent day with birdies at Nos. 8-9 to finish with a 2-over 73 that has him two back as he heads in; Will McGirt, however, has fallen five back with a 76.

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Update No. 4: 11:46 a.m. EDT

K.J. Choi bogeys the par-5 15th after missing the green in three and failing to get up and down, dropping to T-2 at 4 under – where he's met by Luke Donald, who's 3 under today after a birdie at No. 2. They trail leader Matt Kuchar by a shot about an hour before his tee time.

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Update No. 3: 11:27 a.m. EDT

K.J. Choi pars the 14th hole to remain tied for the lead with Matt Kuchar, who has more than an hour until his tee time.

Choi and Kuchar are two shots ahead of a trio of players who are 2 under today and T-3 at 3 under: Luke Donald (through 10 holes today), Billy Hurley (through nine) Nicholas Thompson (through 15).

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Update No. 2: 11:14 a.m. EDT

Amateur Matt Fitzpatrick, who opened with an even-par 71, has been as low as 3 under today but a bogey at No. 8 drops him to T-5 at 2 under, among 15 players who are three shots back of co-leaders K.J. Choi and Matt Kuchar.

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Update No. 1: 11:05 a.m. EDT

K.J. Choi has moved into a share of the lead at 5 under, with a birdie at No. 13 pushing his round to 4 under with five to play. Choi, off a T-34 finish at the Masters, had three birdies against a bogey on the front and added a birdie at the 11th.

First-round co-leaders Scott Langley and Will McGirt are both 4 over through 14 holes, dropping to T-20 at 1 under.

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Thursday's coverage

5 Things: Kuchar leads; big names struggle

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Conditions were far from relaxed in the first round of the RBC Heritage at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Thursday. The winds and cool temperatures made the relatively short 7,101-yard course play difficult, with only 35 of the 132 players under par. Among those over par: Vijay Singh, Ernie Els, Brandt Snedeker, Bill Haas, Geoff Ogilvy, Boo Weekley, Paul Casey and Hunter Mahan. Most of the players in red numbers didn’t play Augusta National last week for the Masters.

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