Day seizes PGA control at Quail Hollow

May 07, 2018, 07:31
Day seizes PGA control at Quail Hollow

Uihlein would not a bogey all day. One birdie was followed by another after an astounding tee shot hit the pin on the 17th, with a par on the final hole sealing a comfortable triumph. He hit just 25 of 56 for the week.

"I would hit it and it would launch high and just spin out of the air", Day said. "I missed a lot of fairways, missed a lot of greens. I missed a lot of greens".

That was his only birdie as he struggled with the putter for a second consecutive day.

Malnati leads at 7 under par, while Jason Day (69-67) and rookie Aaron Wise (68-68) are one shot back.

"The moments when you win and you don't have your greatest stuff is the moment when you learn the most. I'm No. 1 in putting and my short game's coming back nicely". "I'm just going to try to embrace everything that comes with tomorrow and hope I have a chance down the last". He was battling demons in his head with about five holes left to play at the Wells Fargo Championship and his confidence was dwindling.

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Champions: Bernhard Langer got his first PGA Tour Champions title of the year when he saved par on the final hole for a 2-under 70 and a one-shot victory in the Insperity Invitational in The Woodlands, Texas. He had been scrambling most of the day but was buoyed by his short game, and the tournament felt like it was slipping away from Day and into the hands of a relative unknown.

Woods made his only birdie on his final hole Friday in the Wells Fargo Championship, an 18-foot putt on the par-4 ninth hole that assured he would make the cut.

Phil Mickelson (T5): We got the full Mickelson experience both on Sunday and for the entire week.

And as well as those star players performed, they couldn't match Peter Uihlein, who shot 62 after a six-hole stretch that included five birdies and an eagle. Look at this scorecard! The unfortunate part for Mickelson and his seven top-fives at Quail Hollow? He hit 13 each of the first two rounds, giving him 41 out of 54 for the week.

"My 61 was better", McIlroy said with a laugh. He ranks among the top six in strokes-gained approach to the green for the tournament.

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Rickie Fowler (72-69) is 1-under par and he said the greens are so firm that it is hard to get close to the hole.

Watney only played four tour events in 2016, before a herniated disc in his back sidelined him for the rest of that season. But he toughed it out on the final three holes, playing them in 2 under. The second bogey was especially painful, following his birdie on the par-5 15th with a missed 2-footer on the par-3 16th.

"It's just one of those weeks and I'm on to the next week, which is nice".

Tiger Woods was a non-factor, shooting 74 to finish 14 shots back. Why is that good news?

Day admitted that it wasn't his victory drought in 2017 that bothered him the most, it was his apathy toward the effort it takes to be world No. 1 that ate at him. "You're going to fail, '" Day said. It marked just the sixth time in Woods' PGA Tour career where he failed to make a single birdie in the round. He finished 72nd (of 75 golfers) in strokes gained putting and 8th (!) in strokes gained tee to green.

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Day finished at 12-under 272.