Seven players advancing with a total of ten under-level players, and another eight in nine-under-level, Schwab made it to 69 out of two sub-par after his opening round 65 on Friday, with three sparrows (a successful win) and one bogey (hit) a loss (Sep Straka, On the other hand, he missed the loss in Jersey City.
A game about the tourist map
For Schwab, the opening event of the Korn Ferry Tour Triple Final Series concerns the 2021/22 US PGA Tour card. If Styrian comes in the top 25 overall, he will be given the Tour ticket for the following season. If that works, the 26-year-old would primarily like to play on the US PGA Tour in the future. On Saturday (today), Schwab will be on tee at 6:56pm CEST.
“Even though I’ve lost a few places, I’m only behind the leader twice in the first half. And that’s okay,” Schwab said. “Today I didn’t get to drive the fairways very well, which is why the strikes on the greens didn’t hit the flags close enough. The result was less chances for real birds and a little more shots than in the first round. I’m doing really well in the tournament and I’m looking forward to the next two rounds.
Straka got better on day two of the inaugural PGA Tour three-part final series than on his 73rd round the day before, but a 70 of one was too little to reach the two-stroke cut. In the end, the deciding factor was the triple bogey on the first hole. Five birds weren’t enough to make it to hole 14, and a bogey on 15 thwarted Straka’s hopes of cutting. In the final standings, the 28-year-old was 88.
The 10th Olympian qualified for the event in his third season on the PGA Tour, but now again missed out on promotion to the second championship in the inaugural Top 125 Series competition of the Tour, which was awarded $9.5 million. This would have required an improvement in the tour rankings from 99th to the top 70. At the end of the series, there would be a jackpot of $15 million (€12.82 million).
Jon Ram has remained in the lead and is now alone with a dozen below par. US Tony Finau follows one strike back. His compatriot Xander Shaveli managed to finish third with a score of 62 (nine below par), which he got along with Justin Thomas and Keith Mitchell. With Jordan Spieth, second in the round also earned a 62, now 10th. Tour leader Colin Morikawa missed the cut more than Straka by one stroke, as did 2020 eventual winner Dustin Johnson (All USA).
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