After rain forced the suspension of play Friday afternoon at Harbour Town, 65 players returned to the course Saturday morning to complete their second rounds. Few capitalized on the re-start better than Jim Furyk, who put the finishing touches on a 5-under 66 to grab a share of the lead at the RBC Heritage.
Furyk played seven holes in 2 under Friday amid difficult conditions before play was halted, then hit 10 of 11 greens after play resumed at 8:01 a.m. ET Saturday. He made three birdies across that stretch, including holing a 45-foot putt at No. 3, and sits atop the leaderboard at 5 under, alongside overnight leader K.J. Choi and Web.com Tour graduate Ben Martin.
Furyk is no stranger to success at Harbour Town, a trend he appears poised to continue. The 43-year-old won here in 2010, finished second in both 2005 and 2006 and has cracked the top 10 six times since 2003. He has also been playing well of late, with top-20 finishes in each of his last three starts including a T-14 result last week at the Masters.
In addition to Furyk and Choi, there are a number of established players in the hunt on Hilton Head Island. Luke Donald and Matt Kuchar sit among a group at 3 under, two shots off the pace, while defending champ Graeme McDowell remains in contention at 2 under after rounds of 71 and 69.