Reigning FedExCup champion Rory McIlroy believes his strong record at Boston will prove invaluable as he seeks to defend his Dell Technologies Championship crown on the second leg of the PGA Tour playoffs.
Spieth was three over par for his first seven holes before playing the front nine in two under, while US PGA champion Thomas had 16 pars, one birdie and one bogey in an uneventful round.
“It’s really cool, there seems to be a lot of activities to play”, said Kiernan.
McIlroy won here previous year and in 2012 to become one of just two players, along with Fiji’s Vijay Singh (2004, 2008) to win this event a few times. Nothing to say about that one. Felt like I was making great swings. “This is the best energy I’ve had throughout the round and the best focus”. But after last week, I’ve got a lot of confidence now.
“It does fit my eye”.
He described the reality golf game as being somewhere other than the room, “Like playing a real course”.
LPGA rookie Sung Hyun Park won last week in Canada, which put her in range of catching So Yeon Ryu in the points race to win LPGA player of the year. I didn’t play with the same intensity or the same – I really didn’t have a goal, like see some goal after that and kind of realized that a couple weeks ago. It can be a big green, but there’s little sections for the pin to be at, right. “The greens (have) tiny little areas to hit”, he said. “You know, it happened on 18, and luckily the putts kept going in, and the shots ended up being more what we expected”. “I’m feeling good, so I think that’s a big key for me”.
The LPGA Tour heads west to the Cambia Portland Classic, while a number of PGA Tour players who were not in the FedEx Cup playoffs have gone to OH to try to save their jobs in the start of the Web.com Tour Finals.
Stanley is on the outside looking in as far as the United States side is concerned so he too will be keen to impress his captain Steve Stricker over the next two days. He arrived at TPC Boston this week at No. 5, his previous year having included wins at the Farmers Insurance Open and the Irish Open, as well as a sprinkling of top 10s. The tournament, as is the case with all PGA Tour events, once again allows children under the age of 15 free admittance as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult. In June 2016, he was ranked No. 551 in the world, only to crack the Top 10 almost a year later.
Marc Leishman heads the Australians despite losing ground with a second round of 69 to be tied for 6th, a position he shares with Phil Mickelson.
Rahm notched four birdies on his final five holes to join the group at 67. He’ll need to do well here this week in order to hang on to that guaranteed spot on the team.
“It just wasn’t getting better”.
“I feel like if I could caddie for some of these amateurs we play with every Wednesday for 18 holes, I’d be able to shave five or six strokes off their round straight away just by decisions and course management”. I totally understand it.
Sergio Garcia (+4312 Pinnacle) Like he often does, Sergio took Week One of The Playoffs off to rest and this time, to enjoy his new life as a married man and a Major Champion.
He did not make an auspicious start on Saturday, and a double-bogey at his seventh hole, where he took four shots to hole out from just off the green, left him two-over for the day.
And the world’s No. 1 player made it look easy on a tough day for scoring. The top 70 after Monday’s final round advance to the penultimate event to be played September 14-17 at Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Illinois.