Jordan Spieth of the U.S. took the lead in the second round of the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (total prize money of $7.8 million).
Spieth shot a 5-under 67 with six birdies and a bogey in the second round of the tournament held at Spyglas Hill GC (par 72, 6,858 yards) in Pebble Beach Golf Links, California, on the 13th (Korea time).
Spieth, who recorded a 12-under 132 total for two days, returned to the tournament as the sole No. 1 player, ahead of Daniel Berger of the U.S. by one stroke.
Spieth, with 11 wins on the tour, has not won the British Open in July 2017 for three years and seven months.
Her world ranking has also fallen from the top to the current 69th. At the same time, she re-entered the top 70 based on her joint fourth-place finish at the Phoenix Open from 92nd place earlier this month.
"Spieth, who won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 2017, continued his 7-under-par rise on the first day by putting in a 12-meter birdie putt on the fifth hole (par 3)."
Following the burger, Henrik Nolander (Sweden) is the only third with a 10-under 134, two strokes behind the lead.
Patrick Cantlay of the U.S., who was the sole No. 1 player in the first round, lost one shot and recorded a 9-under 135 to tie for fourth place alongside Paul Casey and Tom Lewis of England.
Among Korean players, Kang Sung-hoon (34) was the only Korean player to advance to the third round with a 3-under 141 strokes and a joint 37th place.
Kang Sung-hoon, who played the second round at Pebble Beach Golf Links (par 72, 6,943 yards), recorded a 4-under 68 with six birdies and two bogeys.
The first and second rounds will be divided at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill GC, and the third round will be held at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Kim Si-woo (26) recorded even par with the last nine holes (par 4) and was one stroke short of the one-under-par.
In the first round, he was finally hampered by a 스포츠중계 disappointing result on the last hole for two consecutive days, with a birdie putt of about 2m on the 18th hole (par 5).
Bae Sang-moon (35) failed to make the cut with two over par, Choi Kyung-joo (51) and Noh Seung-yeol (30) with three over par.
Left-handed pitcher Yang Hyun-jong (33) finally got a chance to throw in the Major League Baseball (MLB), his dream stage.
MLB Texas Rangers officially announced on the 13th (Korea time) that they will sign minor league contracts with Yang Hyun-jong, catcher and first baseman John Hicks, and infielder Brock Holt and invite them to spring camp.
MLB Dotcom also revealed some of Yang's contracts.
Yang Hyun-jong signed a one-year split contract, in which his annual salary varies depending on his status.
MLB Dotcom said, "If Yang Hyun-jong enters the Major League, he will receive an annual salary of 1.3 million dollars (about 1.44 billion won) and an additional bonus of 550,000 dollars (about 610 million won) depending on his performance."
Yang Hyun-jong's maximum amount of money he can receive in 2021 is $1.85 million (about $2.05 billion.
Yang Hyun-jong, who played for the Kia Tigers for 14 years and advanced to the big league, participated in the Texas team's pitching and catcher training at Surprise Stadium in Arizona from the 18th and got a chance to challenge his promotion to the big league.
Yang Hyun-jong was not included in 23 pitchers among the 40-man roster announced by the Texas club.
However, there is a high possibility that he will be promoted to a big leaguer in recognition of his skills in spring camps and exhibition games.