ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Michael Thompson is still safely atop the
leaderboard at Sea Island. He is still two shots clear of his
nearest competitor, just like when he left the course more than
three hours ago. But he’s not out of the woods yet.
First-round co-leader Webb Simpson got himself on track with
birdies on Nos. 7 and 8 to reach 8 under, two shots behind
Thompson. Also reaching that number are Ben Crane (through 12
holes) and Billy Horschel (through 8), as well as Louis Oosthuizen,
who played in the morning wave. No one, other than Thompson, has
gotten lower than 8 under at any point today.