AmericaLee Westwood and Matthew Fitzpatrick are sharing the top two spots after 36 holes at The Players Championship – the main tournament of the PGA Tour with a prize pool of $ 15 million.
By the end of the second round on March 12, Westwood kept the top of the board at -9, leading a stick over Fitzpatrick.
This round, Westwood hit 66 strokes, of which scored six birdies and not bogey. The Golfer born in 1973 played an average of 290.9 yards, hit seven of the 14 fairways and went on a standard green – 14 holes GIR. Meanwhile, Fitzpatrick 68 sticks with six birdies and two bogeys. He averaged 281.8 yards, hit nine fairways and a 15-hole GIR.
Westwood 21 years older than Fitzpatrick. He won just two PGA Tour titles but has 25 in the European Tour. The new compatriot juniors have been crowned the European First Division system six times and have not yet won the American arena.
In October 2010, it was Westwood that ended Tiger Woods’ dominance at number one in the world – the OWGR panel. He held the position for 22 weeks and was the first of three golfers who did not major but reached the top of OWGR, alongside fellow Spanish Donald and Jon Rahm.
“I played well, hit a lot of fairways, hit it safe when needed, and used an iron was fine. And it was my close-range performance that helped me several exits. It’s fun, ”said Westwood of the round that brought him to the top of The Players Championship 2021.
Over the past two weeks, Westwood “caught fire” at the PGA Tour. At the Arnold Palmer Invitational last weekend, he compared with Bryson DeChambeau – an American player born in 1993 – nearly closed the closing round and only gave up in the last hole.
This week at TPC Sawgrass, he is leading DeChambeau three sticks. “Master sends away PGA Tour” in T5 with a score of -6. This group consisted of six players, including the “iron man” Im Sung-jae. Above them are T3 (-7) by alcoholic golfer Chris Kirk and Spanish star Sergio Garcia.
Kirk scored excellent second round with 65 strokes, including seven birdies, an eagle and two bogeys. Garcia also hit 65 strokes on the first day, including two eagles, four birdies and one bogey, to keep the top of the group at -7 after 18 holes. In the second round, he scored his third eagle, three birds but had five bogeys. Yesterday, he beaten six times in which two birdie opportunities and four occasions to keep par within the range of 2.4 meters including the close 15 hole. This phase, the PGA Tour recorded he was about three hands away from the hole but the transmission lens. The figure shows closer than that.
Champion Rory McIlroy leave the tournament for +10 after 36 holes, while the cutout line is at even par. This is the highest level in 11 times McIlroy competed for The Players Championship. In the same scene with him are four players in the top 10 in the world, including Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, Tyrrell Hatton and Webb Simpson.
The Players Champioship took place on Stadium, par72, of the TPC Sawgrass golf complex. This year’s tournament recorded two hole-in-one shots, both in the second round – Denny McCarthy with the No.8 iron, 165 yards from hole 3 and Brendon Todd on the No.5, 213 yards in hole 8.
After two rounds, only the lake of hole 17, par3 “swallowed” 48 balls while the average since 2003 has been 47 and the peak occurred in 2007 was 93.
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