What's buzzing on Yahoo:

Tour Report: More heat, high scores expected


By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

BETHESDA, Md. — With 80 players having made what was the second-highest cut of the year at 6 over, there will be a secondary cut after the third round with the low 70 and ties advancing to Sunday’s final round.

Only the U.S. Open at 8 over had a higher cut.

It was also the highest cut in a non-major since the 2009 Barclays, where the cut was 7 over.

Even though a powerful storm blew through the area overnight, don’t expect many low scores in the third round.

Temperatures hit triple digits in the second round with a heat index of 109 degrees — nearby Reagan National set a new record high of 104 with a heat index of 113 — and more of the same is expected Saturday and Sunday.

Not that any of it seemed to affect Hunter Mahan.

The overnight leader at 7 under after a 65 on Friday, Mahan will tee off at 3:10 p.m. ET in the third round. His second-round score was the lowest of the week here.

In four appearances at the AT&T National, Mahan has three finishes in the top 12, including a runner-up in 2009, the last time the tournament was played here.

Mahan leads the field in greens in regulation through the first two rounds this week at 83.33 percent.

Daily Fantasy
View Comments (0)