AVONDALE, La. -- Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown nearly won the Zurich Classic last year after Kisner's stunning chip shot forced a playoff that they eventually lost. Another good round Friday put the duo back in contention at TPC Louisiana.
The format switched to alternate shot for the second round, with one player hitting the tee shots on even-numbered holes and the other on odd numbers. Kim and Putnam made five birdies and were able to recover from a double-bogey on No. 5 for a 69 and a 13-under 131 total.
Kisner and Brown are comfortable in the event that switched to a team format last year. Kisner made a 95-foot chip for eagle on the final hole last year, forcing a sudden-death playoff that they lost on the fourth hole to Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt.
The tournament goes back to best-ball play Saturday. The final round will be played in alternate shot.
"Hopefully, we just give ourselves a shot going into Sunday, you know, and go from there," Kisner said. "I still think tomorrow is going to be kind of a shootout day, so probably have to shoot something low."
"We played some awfully nice golf today," Kuchar said.
"I cost our team an opportunity, which, you know, really sucks given how hard we fought today," Spieth said. "It's not a good feeling. It's much worse than if it's just you."