Farmers Insurance Open, Sam Ryder on run
by ANDREA GUSSONI | VIEW 1171
Second round archived at the Farmers Insurance Open, a Pga Tour tournament with an unusual location in the week. The first lap was in fact held on a Wednesday with the last one taking place on Saturday. In San Diego, California, the American Sam Ryder is trying to make a gap at the top of the standings.
After a 64-shot round on day one, he finished with a top 68 on day two which brings his score to a total of -12. After playing the North Course at his best, he managed to hit 5 birdies against a single bogey also on the South Course, historically more difficult and demanding.
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Ryder's advantage at the halfway point is 3 shots, the closest pursuer is his compatriot Brendon Steele, stopped precisely at -9. A very "ballerina" card for him who, between 6 birdies and 4 bogeys, managed to lower his score by two strokes on the South Course.
The Argentinian Tano Goya also remains in the wake, busy today on the North Course, on which he managed to bring his score to -7. After a very difficult first day, which had seen him outside the top 100 and at risk of being cut, Jon Rahm managed to find great rhythm in his game today, making the most of the possibilities offered by the North Course to score the best score of the day (67, just together with Goya) and climb up to 14th place with a score of -5.
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. Its official name is written in all capital letters, i.e. "PGA TOUR".
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.
In 1981, it had a marketing dispute with the PGA of America and decided to officially change its name. From the end of August of that year it becomes "TPA Tour", which stands for "Tournament Players Association". The dispute was resolved within seven months and the name of the tour reverted to being "PGA Tour" in March 1982.