Tway leads Canadian Open by 1 after 65

Kevin Tway has a chance to win the RBC Canadian Open 15 years after his father, Bob, won what was then the Bell Canadian Open.

The 30-year-old Tway shot 7-under-par 65 in round two and took a one-stroke lead over Keegan Bradley and Whee Kim of South Korea at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

“Yeah, it would be great to match that,” said Kevin Tway, who has never won on the PGA Tour. “I talk to Dad every day, and he’s given me insight on this course. Although he won (at Hamilton Golf and Country Club, 24 miles away), he’s played here many times.

“We talk about every round. He can probably tell you what kind of shots I’m hitting just by watching on TV. He knows what the swing looks like. He’s been there throughout, so he’s a big key for me. He knows where I’ll probably tend to miss it just because he knows me so well. He’s a good key to have.”

Bob Tway won eight times on the PGA Tour, including the 1986 PGA Championship.

Kevin Tway collected four birdies on each nine and made his only bogey at No. 17 en route to posting a 36-hole score of 13-under 131.

Bradley, who sank eagle putts of seven feet on the second hole, 20 feet on the 16th and 21 feet on the 18th, posted a 63 to tie for second with Kim, who holed out from 44 feet for an eagle on the 16th in a 65.

Johnson Wagner recorded another 65 despite his only bogey on the ninth hole and is two shots back in a tie for fourth with Byeong Hun An of South Korea, who sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to cap a 67.

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson holed a nine-foot eagle putt on the second hole in a bogey-free 66 and is another stroke behind in a tie for sixth with Aaron Baddeley of Australia, who also finished at 66, plus Joaquin Niemann of Chile and Zac Blair, who both wound up at 67.

Andrew Putman of Pepperdine shot 68 and is four down in a tie for 10th with Ian Poulter of England, who had a 69, first-round leader Robert Garrigus who struggled to a 72 after an opening 63, and Nick Taylor of Canada and Rory Sabbatini of South Africa, who both came in at 67.

Two-time defending champion Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela totaled 70 and is tied for 44th, while fourth-ranked Brooks Koepka finished at 70 but still missed the cut by seven strokes.

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