Bradley leads by 2 shots going into weekend in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — The way he puts it loving Keegan Bradley.

He also enjoyed the fact that he did not go terribly far from the holes on Friday on his way to a birdie of 7 and 65.

Bradley managed three consecutive birdies at the rear of the leader and finished with another shallow birdie putt to take a two-shoot leader over J.T. during his first debut at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Charley Hoffman and Poston.

Bradley was at the Country Club of Jackson, whose only title win was in the BMW Championship in Aronimink two years earlier, at the age of 13–131.

Poston made 5 births for 67 at the back, and Hoffman launched 69 at the bottom.

"I've been playing an earthquake today," said Bradley.

"It's nice to do the round of 36 pierces and think, 'Man, that was a nice day.' It's not enjoyable at all, sometimes.

What an awesome day, and I add a ton to this weekend for which I am glad.

Last year Bradley, who won the PGA as a rookie, didn't have any fun.

After the sprint he took to the Travelers Championship in June 2019, he didn't have a top 10.

But he likes how he plays and how he puts on the pure, fast greens of Bermuda.

M.J. has even an accident.

South African Daffue who passes qualifications on Monday and offers himself another shot.

Daffue was Monday qualifying at the Muirfield Village Workday Charity Open, birding his last second-round hole and tie-in to 22nd.

Since July this has been his third Monday race.

Daffue, a 31 year-old who was playing college golf at Lamar, invests week after week, so not to think forward may be too complicated for him.

"I'll try to do it all at once-do it all at once or try to gain-it 'll be chewing at you really," said Daffue.

"I just continue to chip at it, then.

I am in a strong situation. I am in a good place.

Try and reach a target for the week to hit the targets just like that and aim to make decent putts.

Kevin Chappell seemed to be on pace for the goal in the morning, one of four players who shared the lead after the first round.

On the nine front he followed a 64 with five birdies — along with a bogey on a 5th hole — that reached twelve below.

Then he placed the 10th in three.

He sliced the left side of Par 5 11 and struck the third easiest hole at Country Club of Jackson double bogey.

Another shot fell on the twelfth.

On the rear nine, Chappell took 40, and had to get a 72 settling, with 5 shots behind him.

Chappell said, "I have about as much firepower as I like.

"I have the negative aspects and boundaries to sort out.

I'll do poor golf swings mentally and drive it in wrong locations.

That's about where my heart is right now.

Yet I've exacerbated a couple errors and let it out.

That's all I have to avoid.

He and Sergio Garcia (68), Anirban Lahiri (70) and Snedeker (56) belonged to the party at 8-under 136.

With his eyes closed, Garcia, marking his debut at the Sanderson Farms Championships.

He claims he did that much of the time after he won the Masters in 2017, and was shocked to receive too many requests.

Maybe nobody heard or nobody stared closely at him.

The reduction was unlucky for Michael Kim at 3-under 141.

Kim has just twice made a cut in full-field attendance in three months of its lonely triumph after capturing the John Deere Classic in July 2018.

It was positive fortune for Jay McLuen, who was handled with shock paddle in the ambulance, another Monday qualifier who was heart struck three years earlier.

And his wife almost died after a truck struck them in April.

He shot 71 and finished cutting the number.

He also took the cut at the Puerto Rico Open, where a sponsor exception was issued.