Garrigus seizes advantage
Robert Garrigus shot a stunning 63 to shoot to the top of the leaderboard at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
Robert Garrigus shot a stunning 10-under round of 63 to shoot to the top of the leaderboard at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.
Garrigus, who was four under after yesterday’s opening round, played a near faultless hand today to close one stroke ahead of joint overnight leader Carl Petterson.
The American shot par on the the first two holes before picking up four consecutive birdies between the third and sixth holes.
As he started the inward nine he picked up strokes at 10 and 12 and then found an eagle at the par-four 16th.
That was part of another hot streak which he followed with two further birdies to cap a fine effort.
Petterson’s round of 66 was enough to take the honours yesterday and another good performance of 67 kept him within one shot of Garrigus on 13 under.
The Swede signed for five birdies as well as an eagle at the fifth, only for a bogey at hole nine to deny him parity with Garrigus.
Petterson’s co-leader yesterday, Jonathan Byrd, shot 68 to sit third.
The second best performance of the day came from Ernie Els, whose nine-under round of 64 was enough to catapult him 18 positions for a share of fourth.
Alongside Els on 10 under are Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk and Italian Francesco Molinari.
Molinari’s Ryder Cup team-mate Ian Poulter improved in his opening 70 by two strokes, but remains six off the lead, one ahead of Graeme McDowell.
Matt Fitzpatrick responds to Ryder Cup disappointment with Andalucia Masters win
The Yorkshireman was bogey-free in the final round at the notoriously difficult Valderrama.
Rory McIlroy two shots off the lead after sizzling 62 in Las Vegas
The Northern Irishman shot his lowest score since 2019 to take second place heading into the final round.
Rory McIlroy looking to kick on after emotional Ryder Cup
McIlroy broke down in tears in a rare show of emotion in Wisconsin.
Jon Rahm keen to win at Valderrama for ‘historic reasons and nostalgia’
The Spaniard is hoping to perform on home soil.
‘Stupid is as stupid does’ – Phil Mickelson criticises club length restriction
The R&A and USGA have brought in a ‘model local rule’ to limit all clubs other than putters to a maximum of 46 inches.
Top-level golf tournaments to be given option of imposing limit on club length
This could curb the big-hitting likes of Bryson DeChambeau in their continual quest for greater length off the tee.
THE CJ CUP: Vegas links that could help us hit the jackpot this week
The PGA Tour remains in Las Vegas this week and several players in the field have some home advantage which could prove significant.
Betting preview: Sam Burns to continue impressive form in the Shriners Children’s Open
The PGA Tour heads to Las Vegas this week and Planet Sport tipster Jack Kelliher has four selections for the tournament.
Feuding rivals Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka to clash in ‘The Match’
Tensions have run high between the pair since early 2019.