PGA Tour golfers continue to battle it out this weekend. We have reached the middle of The American Express (8 million dollar jackpot), an event born in 1960 with the name of Desert Classic. At the end of the second round Davis Thompson's excellent momentum continues.
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The American leads the leaderboard with a score of -18 (126 strokes) after dominating the Nicklaus Course with an excellent -8 . Three eagles, three birdies and two bogeys for the landlord, who keeps the lead while being closely followed by a surly Jon Rahm.
The Iberian responds with the same coin to Thompson's -8 hoisting himself to an overall -16. The duel therefore continues between the two, who begin to dig an important gap against the competition. On the par 72 courses La Quinta Country Club, Stadium Course and Nicklaus Tournament Course of La Quinta (California, United States) in third position with a score of -13 we find a small group composed by the Australian Jason Day, the Americans J.T.
Poston and Tyler Duncan, and South Koreans Tom Kim and Sunghae Im. -12 and eighth place solo for the American Patton Kizzire, -11 and top ten closed by the English Justin Rose and the hosts Xander Schauffele, Scott Piercy, Taylor Montgomery and Scottie Scheffler.
Just Scheffler is one of the best of the day with the excellent -7. The American, in the race to climb back to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking, climbs up 33 positions projecting himself into the upper areas of the ranking.
Patrick Cantlay also redeems himself, who also has the possibility of primacy in the world ranking. For him -6 of the day and 14th position with a score of -10. In the Italian evening space for the third round which will sanction the cut, for the occasion moved after 54 holes.
The PGA Tour is an organization that curates major professional golf tours in the United States. It is based in Ponte Vedra Beach, a suburb of Jacksonville, Florida. The PGA Tour became its own organization in 1968, when it split from the PGA of America, which is now primarily an association of golf professionals, such as instructors and club managers.
Tournament players first formed their own organization, the Association of Professional Golfers (APG). Later, in 1968, the players abolished the APG and agreed to operate as the PGA "Tournament Players Division", a fully autonomous division of the PGA, overseen by a new 10-member Tournament Policy Board. The name then officially changed to "PGA Tour" in 1975.