By the numbers: Key stats from Day 2 at Olympics


Marcus Fraser is still in front at the Olympics, but there are several big names chasing him. Here are the key stats from Round 2 provided by the Golf Channel research department.

Marcus Fraser

• 63-69; made birdie on 18th hole to claim solo 36-hole lead

• Second time this year to begin tournament with two rounds in the 60s

• Went on to win other instance (Maybank Malaysian Open)

• Hit 14-of-18 greens in regulation in both rounds this week

• T-3 in field in GIR through 2 rounds (77.8 percent)

• Has never won professional event in either North or South America

• 150-to-1 odds to win tournament entering this week

• Three career wins on European Tour (last: 2016 Ballantine’s Championship)

• 36-hole leaders/co-leaders go on to win 30.5 percent of time on PGA Tour (dating back to 2010)

Thomas Pieters

• 67-66; third time in career to begin tournament with two rounds of 67 or better

• Did not go on to win either of previous two instances

• Hitting 75.0 percent GIR this week (6-for-9 scrambling through two rounds)

• Best worldwide finish this year – second at Abu Dhabi Championship

• Finished one shot back of Rickie Fowler that week

• Does not have a top-15 worldwide since end of March

Henrik Stenson

• 66-68; combined 60 under in last five worldwide starts

• Hitting 79.3 percent GIR during that span (hit 13 of 18 today)

• 4 under on holes 15 through 18 this week (2 under each day)

• Third consecutive worldwide start opening with two rounds of 68 or better

• Nine of last 10 worldwide rounds have been scores of 68 or better

• Seeking third win in last five starts (BMW International Open, The Open)

• 68.9 scoring average in majors/Olympics in 2016 (15 rounds played)

Justin Rose

• 67-69; 5 under on holes 1 through 5 this week

• First time to open tournament with consecutive rounds in 60s since March

• Last instance – Arnold Palmer Invitational (finished T-9)

• Hit 15/18 GIR in second round (13/18 in first round)

• T-3 in field in GIR through two rounds (77.8 percent)

• 6-for-8 scrambling through two rounds this week

• Zero wins in 2016 (last worldwide win: 2015 Hong Kong Open)

• Won professional events on five different continents (never South America)

Gregory Bourdy

• 67-69; sixth consecutive worldwide round in the 60s

• One of five players to play all four rounds under par at PGA Championship

• Top-25 in six of previous seven worldwide starts entering this week

• Four career European Tour wins (last: 2013 Wales Open)

Graham DeLaet

• 66-71; three birdies in second round (made six in first round)

• Last gold medalist in men’s golf – G. Lyon (Canada) in 1904

• Has never won on PGA Tour (146 career starts)

• Three top-10 finishes worldwide in 2016 (last: T-8 at Barbasol)

Rafa Cabrera-Bello

• 67-70; birdied three straight holes to finish round

• Five top-5 finishes worldwide this year (zero wins)

• Hit 13-of-18 GIR Friday (three more than in first round)

Danny Lee

• 65 (-6) in 2nd round; shot 72 (+1) on Thursday

• birdied 4 straight holes to finish 2nd round

• 65 is his lowest score in last 35 competitive rounds worldwide

• lowest score since 1st round of AT&T Byron Nelson (shot 63)

Patrick Reed

• 72-69; birdied two of last three holes to finish second round

• Hit 14/18 GIR in second round (five more than in first round)

• Entered week with four straight top-15s worldwide

• 4 under on holes 16 through 18 this week (2 under each day)

Bubba Watson

• 73-68; birdied last three holes to finish second round

• Eagle and six birdies today (only three birdies in first round)

• +0.7 strokes gained putting today (-2.1 in first round)

• 4-for-11 scrambling this week (192nd on Tour this season)

Rickie Fowler

• 75-71; worst 36-hole score worldwide since U.S. Open (76-75)

• 51st in field in strokes gained putting this week (60 players)

• 57th in strokes gained putting on PGA Tour this season

• Made three straight bogeys from 11 through 13 today

• 4 over on holes 10 through 13 this week

Matt Kuchar

• 69-70; birdied two of last three holes to finish second round

• Nine of last 12 worldwide rounds have been under par

• Last worldwide win – 2015 Fiji International

• 19th in strokes gained putting this season on Tour (23rd in field this week)

• Hit 12-of-18 GIR in each of first two rounds