Gary Woodland and Charley Hoffman are at the top of a congested leaderboard after the second round of the QBE shootout in Naples, Florida.
The American duo combined in the modified alternate-shot play to card an eight under 64 around Tiburon Golf Club on Saturday. That took Woodland and Hoffman to 19 under for the event, tied with Graeme McDowell/Emiliano Grillo and Brian Harmon/Patton Kizzire.
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Woodland and Hoffman finished strong, rolling in three consecutive birdies in their final three holes.
American stars Bryson DeChambeau and Kevin Na – who were tied for the lead in the opening round – combined for a 67, leaving them a stroke behind the leading pack.
LPGA superstar Lexi Thompson and Tony Finau shot a 67 and are on 16 under for the tournament, while defending champions Steve Stricker and Sean O’Hair are a shot back following their 67.
The Dutchman finished third and second in the first two weeks of the home-based competition.
NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will also be involved.
The US President was among the viewers watching the TaylorMade Driving Relief.
The US President phoned in as McIlroy played in a Sunday fundraiser for coronavirus victims.
Syme donated his prize money to charity.
‘This is the life of a caddie…’
The Northern Irishman is ranked number one in the world.
Players entering the United States will face a 14-day quarantine period, while a strict testing regime will be in place at each tournament.
The experienced duo will be involved at Whistling Straits.
The world number 98 intends to split the 10,000 euros prize money between his own charity and a hospital in his native Rotterdam.