Kelly Kraft misses cut after bird-affected double-bogey

Rory Sabbatini

Kelly Kraft misses cut after bird-affected double-bogey

American Bryson DeChambeau carded a career-best seven-under-par 64 on Friday to take a one-shot lead at the half-way point of the PGA event in SC.

Two years later, he posted his lowest ever on the PGA Tour to get to 10 under, one ahead of red-hot Ian Poulter and Si Woo Kim.

Kelly Kraft will miss the cut at the RBC Heritage thanks in large part to an unfortunate tee shot that hit a bird mid-flight. Kraft hit a seven-iron at the par-3 14th tee and as it sailed towards the green, a "giant, black bird" as Kraft described, got in the way and made contact with the ball, resulting in it dropping into the water hazard in front of the green. Had he hit a power line, for example, Kraft could have replayed the shot.

"It cost me the cut, most likely", Kraft said. He said his tee shot felt ideal and was on a good line until fate took over.

Dillard Pruitt, a PGA Tour official who was on site, told Morfit that Kraft wasn't given a cancel-and-replay shot because "a bird is a God-made object".

Two shots behind DeChambeau were Chesson Hadley (68), past RBC Heritage victor Brandt Snedeker (64), Luke List (64) and first-round leader Rory Sabbatini (70).

World No.1 Dustin Johnson shot a second-straight 69 and was tied for 25th at four under.

"Two years, it's time", DeChambeau said. He's had three top 10s this season, including a second last month at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

"I'm figuring out a lot of great things that are helping me on the golf course", he said.

Garnett birdied the par-4 third and par-5 fourth holes, holing out from a bunker at the latter, and added birdies at the sixth and par-5 seventh then closed with 11 pars to stand on 13-under 131 after 36 holes.

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