The decisions competence have been a bit some-more formidable this week with a margin of 144 instead of 34. Now we know who you’re adult against!
Chris Kirk (Georgia Bulldogs) dismissed a bogey-free 63 in a morning call to squeeze a lead. Kirk matched his opening-round 63 during The RSM Classic to hang adult a 2017 deteriorate (T4). This is a fifth time in a final 6 years that he’s posted 65 or reduce during Waialae. He posted back-to-back finishes inside a tip 5 in this eventuality in 2013-14 with T5 and solo second.
Zach Johnson (Drake Bulldogs) shares a lead also with a bogey-free 63. This Dawg didn’t have a pain and pang as his friends from Athens after Georgia mislaid to Alabama in a College Football Playoff on Monday night. Johnson, likewise to Kirk, was posting low ones during a finish of final year with a shutting 64 during Mayakoba before a third turn 64 during The RSM Classic (T8). The 2009 champ was late nearing since of a influenza though he’s strike a belligerent using and looks to squeeze his fourth tip 10 in a final 5 years.
The approach he’s been personification in new weeks is no shouting matter. His 64 to open suggests he’s not confident collecting tip 10s. Harman played in a final organisation a final 3 rounds final week and finished third, his fourth true tour inside a tip 10. Hop on that saddle and have both hands on a reigns!
The Old Man and a Sea
As we wrote about in The Confidence Factor, Waialae is Jerry Kelly’s happy place. Sure, he’s 51 though he’s also a second-highest earner in a story of this event. This is his 21st start and his opening turn 66 will put him in a good position to make his 16th weekend. His MC final year pennyless adult a strain of 3 in a quarrel in a tip 10. Think Fred Couples during Augusta if we need a comparison!
Defending champion Justin Thomas (67) posted his misfortune turn in 5 trips as he didn’t pointer for anything over 65 in environment a contest scoring record final year. With Jim “Bones” McKay on a bag for a initial time, Thomas didn’t block a spook and done 3 birdies. The wind, as expected, was not a cause on Thursday so he’s in glorious figure for Friday morning to get even lower. With 59 and 61 to his name on this lane already, I’m adhering him into a lineup tomorrow. Players who didn’t get in red total now are going to have to get low on Friday as a tip 98 are now even or better. The cut final year was 3-under-par 137.
Two-time leader Sangmoon Bae is behind on TOUR after portion compulsory troops use in his local Korea. His dual year avocation has finished and he’s behind and looking to recapture a form that done him profitable to gamers from 2012-2015. His final full season, 2015, saw him tee it adult 30 times, win once and supplement 4 additional tip 10s. At 31 he’s frequency past it as his 66 on Thursday suggests. I’ll also indicate out this is his initial turn in a 60s in 11 tries this deteriorate so I’m not jumping in only yet.