LA QUINTA, Calif.– Rookie Davis Thompson made 3 even more eagles Friday for an overall of 5 via 36 openings to link the PGA Tour document for the most in a 72-hole competition considering that 1983, and also he still really did not place anymore range in between himself and also Jon Rahm at The American Express.
Thompson likewise carded his very first bogeys of the competition, which were barely sufficient to reduce him down. One day after making successive eagles in shooting 10-under 62 at La Quinta to take the first-round lead, Thompson carded an 8-under 64 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGAWest He had 3 eagles, 4 birdies and also 2 bogeys.
The 23-year-old that played university golf at Georgia went to 18-under 126, 2 strokes in advance of Rahm, that likewise fired 64 on the Nicklaus training course.
“I just had some good numbers into par-5s and was able to execute my shots,” Thompson stated. “I had some putts drop. So it was nice to make some eagles.”
Actually, it’s his whole video game that’s going well in the Southern California desert.
“I think putting the ball in the fairway, hitting a lot of greens and really seeing lines well on my putts,” Thompson stated. “Just everything is kind of clicking these last two days and I’m just looking forward to trying to keep it rolling tomorrow.”
Thompson will certainly play the Stadium Course on Saturday, which will certainly organize the last round on Sunday after the 54-hole cut in this pro-am occasion, which utilizes 3 training courses.
Thompson is the 2nd gamer to have 5 eagles via 2 rounds atThe American Express He matched the document embeded in 1995 by Scott McCarron, that missed out on the 72-hole cut when it was a five-round competition.
Thompson, that started his round putting on a hoodie in the early-morning cool, eagled his 2nd opening, the par-5 11th, when he struck a 5-iron to around 15 feet. He after that had 2 bogeys in 4 openings covering the resort to briefly shed his lead, however after that ran a string of 3 birdies and also 2 eagles in a period of 5 openings to go from 1-under to 8-under for his round. He eagled the par-5 4th and also the par-5 7th– striking the environment-friendly with a mid-iron and also draining pipes a putt from approximately 20 feet each time– prior to completing his round with successive the same levels.
The various other gamers to make 5 eagles in a four-round competition considering that 1983 were Justin Rose in the 2022 Canadian Open, Dustin Johnson in the 2020 FedExSt Jude Championship, Austin Cook in the 2019 Barbasol Championship, Keegan Bradley and also Brandt Snedeker in the 2018 Canadian Open, and also Davis Love III in the 1994Sony Open Only Johnson won.
Rahm, the globe’s fourth-ranked gamer that won 2 weeks earlier at Kapalua, matched his rating from a day previously at La Quinta.
“Feeling great. Lot of confidence,” Rahm stated. “Having essentially the hardest course two days in a row, but I’m in a really good position. So hopefully I can keep the good game going.”
Five gamers were 5 shots rear of Thompson, consisting of 20-year-old Tom Kim, that had the reduced round of the day, a 10-under 62 on the Nicklaus Course, and also Jason Day, that fired 64 on theStadium Course The others were J.T. Poston, Sungjae Im and also Tyler Duncan.
The area consists of 5 of the leading 7 gamers on the planet and also 10 of the leading 20.
Second- placed Scottie Scheffler and also sixth-ranked Xander Schauffele remained in a team of 5 at 11 under that likewise consisted ofRose No. 5 Patrick Cantlay remained in a team of 7 at 10 under whileNo 7 Will Zalatoris went to 6 under.
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