Max Homa and Danny Willett are the leaders

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Max Homa and Danny Willett are the leaders

The PGA Tour golfers are halfway through the race in this weekend's kermesse that opens the new 2022-2023 season. The Fortinet Championship is held in California (prize money of $ 8 million), a young event born in 2007.

At the end of the second round, the American Max Homa and the English Danny Willett lead the standings. Both are hoisted to -12 (132 strokes), with the latter able to climb 15 positions thanks to a perfect -8 round. For its part, Homa tries to find the right feeling with the path that gave him the victory last season.

Max Homa and Danny Willett, results

The leaders boast two lengths of margin on South Korean Byeong Hun An and on American Justin Lower, former leader of the event after the opening round. -8 and fifth position for a trio of Americans made up of Taylor Moore, Matt Kuchar and Sahith Theegala.

The Americans Brian Stuard, Ben Martin and Robby Shelton close the top ten with -7. On the par 72 course of the Silverado Country Club in Napa (California, United States) he tries to climb Brandt Snedeker. The American recovers 25 positions with a good -3 settling in 16th place with the overall score of -5.

Keep struggling Hideki Matsuyama. The Japanese slips to 42nd place remaining at -3 after the lap agreed with the par. Finally, golfers of the caliber of the Americans Patton Kizzire, Webb Simpson and Chez Reavie, the Canadian Corey Conners, and the Australian Cam Davis do not exceed the cut.

In the Italian afternoon space for the third round that will clarify the classification even more in view of the grand final. Daniel "Danny" John Willett (born 3 October 1987 in Sheffield) is an English European Tour professional golfer.

In April 2016 he won his first major championship with the Masters in Augusta. As an amateur, Willett won the English Amateur Championship in 2007 and was a member of the Walker Cup team. In 2008 he led the world rankings for amateurs.

In 2008, Willett turned pro. He got the tour card for the European Tour in 2009 through the Qualifying School. He successfully completed his first year as a professional with 8 top ten finishes and a 58th place in the money list.

In 2012 he celebrated his first victory on the European Tour with the BMW International Open in Cologne. Willett earned his first major win in the Masters with a final round five under par. He benefited from a collapse of last year's winner Jordan Spieth, when he gambled away his lead on hole 10 with 5 strokes within the 3 holes of the "Amen Corners"

Spieth undermined u. on the short par 3 of the 12th hole a score of 7 strokes. Willett then won the tournament by 3 shots over Jordan Spieth and his compatriot Lee Westwood. He was the first English Masters winner since Nick Faldo in 1996.