LAS VEGAS – While the skies were dismal early on Friday, the scoring continued to sizzle at TPC Summerlin in the Shriners Children’s Open.
That didn’t bode well for those who got off to a poor start in the first round.
Through annoying morning sprinkles and spots of steady rain amid cool temperatures, and with the course nearly defenseless with the lack of wind, par was battered again in the second round. Even when the skies cleared and the wind picked up in the afternoon, players got the better of TPC Summerlin.
And that meant the cutline falling at 5 under in the third tournament of the season.
While Sungjae Im and Chad Ramey lead the field of 73 players into the weekend at 14 under as the top 65 players and ties advanced, here are some notables who won’t have Saturday or Sunday tee times.
The former Texas Longhorn was riding high heading to Las Vegas, having taken down Europe’s giant, world No. 1 Jon Rahm, in singles to cap off a fantastic debut in the Ryder Cup as Team USA stomped its opponent two weeks ago. Instead of contending for his first PGA Tour title, the world No. 22, who had three top-10s in major championships last season, couldn’t…
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