What happened to Brooks and Rickie?
Unfortunately for Kopeka, birdies were few and far between over the past two rounds — and big numbers were just as prevalent. Uncharacteristically, Kopeka suffered a triple and a double in Round 1, and two doubles in Round 2, which all but eliminated any chance he had of seeing the weekend. Kopeka ended up with back-to-back rounds of 74, and missed the cut by five shots.
Fowler also missed the cut, but his rounds didn’t include disasters as much as run-of-the-mill bogeys. His opening round of six-over-par 76 put him in a tough spot for a comeback Friday, and even his two-under-par 68 in Round 2 wasn’t enough to save him. At four over par overall, he missed the weekend by one shot.
What about the other big names?
Kopeka and Fowler weren’t the only one in the recognizable-name set to make an early exit at the Honda. Last week’s Puerto Rico Open champ Viktor Hovland (+10) is also heading home, as well as Louis Oosthuizen (+9), Justin Rose (+6) and Jim Furyk (+6).
Big names that will be sticking around, however, include Zach Johnson (+2), Jimmy Walker (+1), Billy Horschel (E) and Ian Poulter (E).
How can I watch Round 3?
You can catch Saturday’s action from 1-3 p.m. ET on Golf Channel, then on NBC from 3-6 p.m. ET.
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