Greensboro (USA), August 15
Arjun Atwal missed his first lower in 4 begins for the reason that return of golf amid the COVID-19 pandemic whereas Anirban Lahiri additionally fell by the wayside on the Wyndham Championship right here.
Lahiri missed a bunch of small putts, together with two inside 5 ft and few extra between eight and 12 ft, to card a 1-over 71 following his 1-under 69 from the primary spherical.
Atwal, 2-under after a disappointing late double bogey on the 17th on the primary day, got here again to finish his first spherical in 2-under 68. He managed even par 70 within the second spherical.
Atwal, who had gained this event 10 years in the past, made cuts at Rocket Mortgage, 3M Open and Barracuda Championship and will effectively have performed so right here too however for a lapse on the primary day, when he double bogeyed the 17th simply earlier than play was stopped.
Lahiri, enjoying his first occasion since March and winless for the reason that 2015 Hero Indian Open, hit the ball effectively however didn’t gap many putts, particularly small ones and missed the lower.
He will now return to competitors within the new season, which begins instantly after the FedExCup play-offs. The new season begins with Safeway Championships on September 10.
The lower fell at 3-under 139 and 77 gamers made the lower because the tough at Sedgefield Country Club was “more sticky and deep”. However, most popular lies have been used within the first two days.
Tom Hoge (62-68), who tied for the first-round lead with Harold Varner III and Roger Sloan, stored a share of the lead after the second. However, he shared the lead with Si Woo Kim (65-65), Talor Gooch (65-65) and Billy Horschel (66-64) at 10-under.
Two massive names exited early as Brooks Koepka (72-70) and Justin Rose (73-67) missed the lower. Jordan Spieth (70-67) made the lower on the road.
As Hoge seemed for his maiden PGA Tour win, Kim gained his first at this identical occasion in 2016. In 2017 he turned the youngest-ever winner of THE PLAYERS Championship.
Like Hoge, Gooch, 28, can be looking for his first TOUR victory. Horschel shot 64 and had birdies on 4 of the final six holes.
The main 4 have been a stroke forward of Harris English (67), Varner (69), Andrew Landry (65), Doc Redman (64) and the Open champ Shane Lowry, who shot a 63 to tie for Friday’s low spherical with Jason Kokrak. PTI