It’s his first year at the PGA Tour but Sahith Theegala his rookie status does not seem to intimidate him and he has already taken the steps to apply for a victory for which he is also fighting Brooks Koepka who wants to go out on Sunday with two-time champion of the WM Phoenix Open.
For now, the ball is in the court of Theegala who, after completing his second card with 64 shots, has reached the top of the standings leaving the defending champion two shots away. A position that Koepka provisionally shares with Xander Schauffele.
As happened on Thursday, the rookie could not avoid adding a few bogeys to his card, but he more than made up for it with the four birdies that remained on each flight and that propelled him to the lead. For his part, Koepka repeated the initial 66 with a card in which he would only regret a bogey that arrived on the 8th hole.
As to Jon Rahm the court day has led him to take an important step back in his claims. Barrika’s finished Friday with 70 shots, three more than the first day, and that made him drop out of the top ten to stay in twenty-third position, after another day with few birdies and in which the two bogeys he regretted only gave him they allowed the field to win by one stroke.
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