Published 8:14 PM ET July 24, 2020 |
Blaine, Minnesota. (AP) — Michael Thompson and Richie Werenski has maintained its momentum on the 3rd open.
Tony Finau, fresh from the Caddy to change, to put yourself in a Prime position right behind the leaders midway of the II-nd of the tournament.
Thompson and Werenski led the leaderboard at 12 under, Finau and Talor Gooch climbed in the course of the stars and Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood again struggled on Friday at TPC of the twin cities.
In warm and windy conditions on a quiet, spectator-free rate, the results went up after Werenski led the First round of the package with an 8-to 63. The 24-year-Old, who could win the PGA tour and then 67. Thompson caught him with a 66.
Finau started the week with longtime swing coach, Boyd Summerhays, on the bag, deciding to move from Greg Bodin after crashing in the final round of the Memorial and finishing eighth.
“My coach really knows my game. We think about Golf, I think, very accurately,” said Finau,“ and he turned out to be pretty profitable these first couple of days.”
Koepka, on the other end of the Board that the list of players, cat. Four-time major champion shot a 71 to end at 1 under, pulling birdie Putt attempt wide right on 18 that would have extended his stay in Minnesota.
Fleetwood, playing in his first competition after a virus outbreak shut down the sport for more than four months ago, published a 72 to finish at 1 end. Paul Casey was a second consecutive 72. Dustin Johnson withdrew after a back injury and a rough first round.
The exception was Finau, only one of five players in the top 30 in the latest world rankings, the performance of which corresponded to his resume.
Finau, who had an eagle on No. 6, rescued two of his four birdies in the last three holes. On the 18th, he stayed away from the water that Johnson was hit three times in a row Thursday and made a downwind approach shot from the rough that landed on the green about 5 metres. He dropped into the hole to finish for a 66 to get to 11.
“When you shoot two rounds in the 60s, no matter how the rules of the game. You know you play good Golf,” said Finau, who took 17th place in the world. “For me it was two very clean circles. You can always build it.”
It has a built-in switch on the Caddy, too, feel quite comfortable with Summerhays to needle him about his tanned feet.
“He was white, red, white, like strawberry parfait,” Finau said. “I think it helped to keep things light. Looking at him, I laughed just about every hole. I couldn’t realize how red my feet. But as a Caddy, he did extremely well. He knows my game”.
Gooch, another tour upstart looking for his first career win, has published a 65 to match Finau 131. Xinjun Zhang was fifth at 10 under.
“Growing up in Oklahoma, helps on these types of days, so I kept the ball low and kept it in the fairway, hit a bunch of greens,” said Gooch.
Champion Matthew Wolfe was 9 after a 68, tied for sixth with Cameron Davis in the roster Daniel Berger with the rare feat of gaining their first two victories of the PGA tour in the same tournament. Berger did it in the FedEx St. Jude classic in Memphis in 2016 and 2017.
Having played in the afternoon on Thursday, co-leaders win with small turnover. Thompson, who played in the first group of the day with a 6:50 a.m., moved even with Werenski at the 194-yard 17th hole. A 35-year-old Thompson, who has one career victory, the PGA tour, landed his tee shot on the back of the green and then made a 20-foot Putt for birdie.
“The big thing is just try not to overpower the Golf course, stay inside, make nice, comfortable swing,” said Thompson.
Good just there was no applause.
“That’s strange. Obviously, I wish the fans could come here, but I wanted to say that I almost got used to it. It’s been a few weeks,” said Werenski.
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