Round two has concluded at Palmer’s Bay Hill golf course. The event is half over and cut has been set at +1. Fifty-two golfers with a score of 2 over or higher were eliminated from the invitational. Some notable names that have been cut from the tournament are: Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Kevin Na, JB Holmes, Charlie Hoffman, and Hao-Tong Li.
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Golfer Jason Day withdrew from the tournament after playing only six holes of round one. His score was two over when he left, citing back pains. Looking back, Day was unsure about the event due to pain he felt during practice prior to his start.
Phil Mickelson faced a challenging shot as seen in the photo below. His wayward tee shot at the start off the 10th hole landed his ball behind a netted fence, but still in bounds. His next shot ended up getting the golf ball tangled within the fence. He finished the hole with a double bogey. This hole may have been the beginning of the end for Mickelson who had a strong start, but faced elimination.
Brandt Snedeker also landed himself in a tough spot in the first round on the 9th hole. He was forced to take a shot from the hospitality tent. However, he fared much better than Mickelson and hit the green with his shot. He was able to escape with a bogey on that hole. He currently sits at -1 after Round 2.
Kevin Streelman also accomplished the challenging feat of finishing the final six holes of Round One without his driver. The American golfer broke the head of his driver while teeing off on the 12th hole. He was able to close the day at -2, and is currently sitting at Even after Round Two.
Round Two: Survivors and Winners
German golfer, Martin Kaymer had an impressive streak today. He birdied holes 3 thru 6 and finished Round Two at 3 under. Kaymer is currently tied for 17th place.
Bryson Dechambeau shot two under today and finished at +1 after Round Two, saving himself from elimination.
Even more impressive, Rickie Fowler found himself at +4 early in the day, facing likely elimination. However, he remained cool under pressure and was able to finish the day with a +1.
Leaders after Round 2: Tommy Fleetwood (-9) and Keegan Bradley (-9)
Stats taken from pgatour.com
Photo Source: golfzoo.com
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