Thomas Levet in the tough at the final of Pga

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Thomas Levet in the tough at the final of Pga

Engaged in the final of the PGA Tour Champions access card event on the course of TPC Scottsdale in Arizona, Thomas Levet complicated the task on Tuesday by completing his 1st round with a triple bogey at 18.

Thomas Levet, situation

After getting his ticket to the final by finishing 12th in the Valrico selection in Florida last month, Thomas Levet is trying again to access the PGA Tour Champions.

The goal is to finish in the top 5 to earn a place on the American senior circuit reserved for players over 50. The final takes place over 72 holes and does not include a cut. In the event of a tie, a play-off is scheduled to decide between the ties on Friday.

Unfortunately the six-time winner on the European circuit did not start his quest in the best way after returning a card of 76 (+5). The winner of the 2011 French Open is in 73rd place out of 78 players, the fault in particular of a cruel triple bogey on the long par 4 hole 18 of the TPC Scottsdale, the course of the famous Phoenix Open!

It is the American Omar Uresti who signed the best score with a 64 (8 birdies, 1 bogey) and 6 players including the Indian Jeev Milkha Singh, quadruple winner on the European Tour, share the 2nd place with 2 strokes . Levet is 10 shots from the qualifying places.

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