Scottie Scheffler didn’t hold his head high and David Puig signed off with another creditable round under par


Scottie Scheffler didn’t hold his head high and David Puig signed off with another creditable round under par

You will not remember especially the World no. 1 Scottie Scheffler this 124th US Open at Pinehurst (North Carolina). After miraculously passing the cut on Friday, this Saturday, at third dayknown as ‘moving day’, the one from Texas, winner of five tournaments in 2024 (the Masters being one of them), once again signed a round over par, 71 strokes, for 216 (+6), a long way from top positions after another performance to forget especially on the greens.

Brave scored two fewer shots 22-year-old Catalan golfer David Puig, that, far from relaxing after achieving his goal on Friday to pass the cut and therefore get a ticket for JJ. YES. from Paris being a partner in this Olympic tournament at Le Golf National, next to Versailles, of his friend Jon Rahm, repeatedly ‘score’ in red numbers.

David started like a shot, with three birdies in the first five holes. He then made three bogeys in a row to get back to par for the day. Two birdies and a bogey between 10 and 18 led him to sign his second round under par, this time 69 (-1), for 213 (+3).

The best cardboard of the day is current power of Collin Morikawa with 66 hits for 210 while the leaders (Aberg, DeChambeau, Detry, Cantlay) have not yet been on the field and the Castellón native Sergio Garcia He did not have a good start to the day with three bogeys in five holes and +3 overall.

And some of golf’s greatest players have been upset by the Pinehurst layout, among them of course Scottie Scheffler, who for the third straight round was unable to beat the course’s par. The No. 1, winner of five of his last eight starts and runner-up in two others, was the heavy favorite going into Pinehurst, but was clearly disappointed with his play, which left him at six over par and out of contention for the title.

“Another disappointing day,” Scheffler summed up Saturday. “Not only did I not make enough birdies to stay in the tournament, I think I only made four in the week. On a US Open course you know you’re going to make some bogeys. Golf is a mental torture chamber sometimes, especially that in the Open from the US,” added Scheffler.

Brooks Koepkafive-time major winner and two-time US Open champion, now at LIV, also went one over par and +6 with Scheffler.

The former British Open champion Francesco Molinari, who made the cut thanks to a hole in one on the 9th, the last of his round, couldn’t keep that momentum going in the third round, carding a 77 stroke.

Source: La Verdad


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