Golf: the players. Westwood surprises, Molinari eliminated

(ANSA) – ROME, March 13 – In Florida, the second round of the Players’ Championship continued to present the scene. At Ponte Vedra Beach, in the PGA Tour considered by many to be the “Fifth Pioneer,” and which awards a prize of $ 15,000,000, Rory McIlroy and Francesco Molinari, among others, were unsuccessful in the cut. Elimination is the second in a row. On TPC Sawgrass Road (modified 72), the new captain is the immortal Lee Westwood (who has not been successful on the PGA Tour since 2010) who, after coming close to success in the Arnold Palmer Invitational (finished runner-up), is now there to try again. But in Florida, it all really happened between a hole in one (two), reversals, excellent eliminations and a new suspension of the arrival of darkness with eight players summoned to complete the second round. Westwood, a 47-year-old from Worksop (UK) with a free trial, Ghost with 6 birds and underneath 66 (-6), took center stage with a total of 135 (69-66, -9) hits, one difference by his compatriot Matthew Fitzpatrick, second place A score of 136 (-8). While Sergio Garcia fell to third place (137, -7), in the lead after opening 18 holes. Same result for American Chris Kirk. While in fifth place (138, -6) there are six players, among them American Bryson Deschambo (who is striving to become the fourth golfer to win two players after winning the previous week, in his case with Arnold Palmer), Gim (the only one with Westwood to score Phantom-free test) and Denny McCarthy, author of his first hole-in-one in his career at the top of the US circuit. The 28-year-old made Tacoma Park ace in Hole 3 (3 ft), at 165 yards (over 150 m) and with Iron 8. New Molinari pieces, with a total of 147 (76 71, +3), was unable to remove The pass for the weekend despite closing the test was below par at 71 (-1) with 4 birds and 3 ghosts. After winning the championship in 2019 (in 2020 the event was canceled at the end of the first round due to the health emergency) Northern Irishman McIlroy was also eliminated (154, +10). (handle).

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