Two weeks after winning his second championship on the PGA Tour, professional golfer Sepp Straka is on his way to another milestone.
It was home to Vienna after the second day of the 151st British Open Sensational “six bird” finish Third for the last seven holes. The 30-year-old, who lives in the USA, played 67 batters with four strokes par on Friday and also goes into the weekend with a total of four strokes below par.
Harman is in the lead
Brian Harman has taken the lead in the battle for the legendary Claret Jug Cup to win the $16.5 million tournament at Royal Hoellick Golf Club. After a round of 65, the American was five strokes ahead of England’s Tommy Fleetwood and Straka ahead. Superstars like Rory McIlroy (+9 strokes), John Rahm (+12), Brooks Koepka and world number one Scotty Scheffler (both +13) are far behind.
Straka: 29 places forward
Straka was one par after the first nine holes with two birdies, but also a bogey and double bogey on the third hole. He made four consecutive birdies, batted off the loss of a putt on the 16th hole, and added two more birdies on the penultimate and parsimonious hole. With the second-best lap in the field, he took 29th place compared to the previous day.
With that said, Straka Good chances of overtaking the best main result by the Austrian who has set himself. The American and Austrian dual citizen had finished seventh at the PGA Championship in May and was the first ÖGV golfer to achieve a top ten result in one of the four traditional major championships. In the British Open, Markus Breyer holds the record with a 12th place in 2007, until two months ago there was a red-white-red highlight.
Just stop the oil protest
The competition has previously been hampered by climate activists. The footage showed three Just Stop Oil supporters briefly protesting on fairway 17, lighting an orange flare and scattering orange powder alongside the green. Then they were The protesters were taken away by the police.
Travis Smith recently made a hole punch in the same hole. The group wrote on Twitter about the measure: “There will be no more gaping holes when our society collapses. We must stop 100 new oil and gas licenses from our government before they cause any more harm.”
Just Stop Oil campaigners have called on the UK government to stop issuing new oil and gas licenses immediately. The group’s supporters have caused an uproar several times in the past. A year ago, for example, they protested at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Silverstone. Recently, they caused a disturbance at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships by storming the court and throwing orange powder, puzzle pieces, and sweets.
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