Here’s some good news for current leader Justin Rose: Dating back to the tournament’s 1952 inception, the second-round leader has gone on to win the event 22 times. In that same span, there have been just 10 wire-to-wire winners, with Peter Jacobson being the most recent in 2003.
Also, the last three winners on the PGA TOUR in 2010 hail from Europe (Justin Rose, Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell). That has never happened on TOUR.
Meanwhile, Bill Lunde nearly matched Rose’s 8-under 62 with one of his own, but he came up one stroke shy. Lunde’s 63 is one stroke shy of his career-low 62 (third round, 2009 Bob Hope Classic). Lunde, who is making his 94 th career start on TOUR this week, finished in a tie for 47th at TPC River Highlands last year in his only other start here.