CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- The tees, the pins and the wind combined to make Heron Bay much more difficult for the Honda Classic field.
After a PGA Tour-record eight players tied for the opening-round lead at 7-under par, officials did all they could Friday to keep the scores from reaching record lows.
They moved the tees back and placed the pins in tougher-to-reach positions, tucking many of them behind greenside bunkers.
Extra wind did an equal amount of damage to scorecards.
J.P. Hayes shot a second-round 67 and moved to 12-under par, one stroke ahead of David Sutherland and Hal Sutton to start today's third round.
Skip Kendall was tied with Rick Fehr, Paraguay's Carlos Franco, Dudley Hart and Kevin Wentworth at 10-under.
Only 17 players in the 144-man field were over par after the second round at the Tournament Players Club at Heron Bay. The cut was 4-under, most notably sending Franklin Langham -- last week's runnerup in the Doral Open -- home for the weekend.
The cut is the lowest on tour this year and matched the lowest in the 28-year history of the tournament.
Davis Love III, the highest-ranked player in the event, and Stuart Appleby were 7-under. Bernhard Langer and defending champion Vijay Singh were 5-under.
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