Greensboro, August 14
Returning to motion after greater than 5 months, Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri shot a 1-under 69 on the Wyndham Championship whereas Arjun Atwal was 2-under in his unfinished first spherical, halted by inclement climate.
It was a reasonably good spherical that ought to have fetched Lahiri a greater rating however he was discovered wanting on the greens, the place he twice missed putts inside 5 toes and on 4 different events he was 10-11 toes or much less from the pin.
Considering he was competing after a very long time, he hit the ball effectively discovering 10 of the 14 fairways and 13 of the 18 greens, however the placing prevented him from ending with a greater card.
Lahiri had simply two birdies, however gave away only one bogey in his spherical and was tied-67th.
Atwal, the 2010 winner of the Wyndham, taking part in this week with a sponsor’s exemption, regarded set for an important begin as he was four-under via 16 holes however then double bogeyed the 17th simply as play was stopped as a consequence of inclement climate.
He is now 2-under and can full his spherical with the 18th subsequent morning.
Harold Varner III, Tom Hoge and Roger Sloan every shot 8-under 62 on Thursday to share the first-round lead within the PGA TOUR’s last regular-season occasion earlier than the FedExCup playoffs.
There have been 33 gamers on the course who had not completed when the spherical was suspended as a consequence of dangerous climate.
Lahiri, whose final win got here in 2015 on the Hero Indian Open, had come to India for a similar occasion, however then stayed again because the Covid-19 outbreak unfold all around the world.
“With my status for the next season protected I used the time off to work on my game, and I had not spent an extended period with my coach. That has helped,” he mentioned.
Atwal birdied each Par-5s on the course – fifth and 15th – and likewise had birdies on third and eighth on the entrance 9 and one other one on 12th . He dropped a shot on sixth.
When he got here to 17th tee he was four-under, however he went to the fitting tough. He fell in need of the inexperienced on his third and was on the perimeter and wanted three from there for the double.
Varner went actually low at Sedgefield Country Club with eight birdies and no-bogeys and it matched his profession greatest. Hoge and Sloan, taking part in collectively, adopted swimsuit later within the spherical.
Brooks Koepka and Justin Rose had a tough day, as Koepka was 10 pictures behind with 72 and Rose carded 73.
The main trio was adopted by Harris English (64), who was forward of a big group at 5-under together with Patrick Reed. Past U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson led one other pack at 4-under 66. PTI