Jake Knapp joins Scheffler and Woods in history

Only two players before him have started this event with two 64s: Scottie Scheffler and Tiger Woods.

by Andrea Gussoni
Jake Knapp joins Scheffler and Woods in history
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Jake Knapp, who had seen a slight downturn since his victory in Mexico, is back in form this week in Texas. However, the French players didn't shine, with Paul Barjon missing his 9th consecutive individual cut.

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Jake Knapp, following the footsteps of Tiger and Scottie With a second consecutive score of 64, the winner of the Mexico Open in late February, Jake Knapp, has taken the lead at the CJ CUP Byron Nelson in McKinney.

The American excels in the long game with 32 greens in regulation out of 36 since the beginning of the week. He only conceded his first bogey of the tournament after 30 holes and has already notched up 15 birdies! Only two players before him have started this event with two 64s: Scottie Scheffler and Tiger Woods, simply...

Matt Wallace's Remarkable Feat Leading after the first round, Matt Wallace made his first mistake on his 28th hole of the week on the TPC Craig Ranch course. Despite a solid score of 66 (-5), marked notably by an eagle on the 14th hole (video below), a par 4 of less than 300 meters that some manage to reach from the tee, the Englishman slipped back one spot in the standings but will undoubtedly have his say this weekend.

Kris Kim Steady The sensation of the week comes from 16-year-old Englishman Kris Kim, who comfortably qualified for the last two rounds. With a score of 67, he became the 5th youngest player in PGA Tour history to achieve this feat.

On Friday, the amateur, winner of the 2023 Boys Amateur Championship and benefiting from a sponsor's invitation, brought his total number of birdies to 11 thanks to a good putt on the 18th hole. In terms of upward movements of the day, note Troy Merritt's 62.

The 38-year-old American from Iowa hasn't won since 2018 but closed the second round with an eagle on the 18th hole, jumping 29 places in the standings. Australian Adam Scott did even better with his 65 of the day, which puts him back in the mix by climbing 52 places.

Spieth Misses the Cut Again Among the notable eliminations is Jordan Spieth, who hasn't been performing well for several weeks. The Texan, who made a remarkable start on the PGA Tour in this event at the age of 16, missed his 4th cut in 6 tournaments since mid-March Players Championship.

Thomas Detry, Robert MacIntyre, and the Frenchmen Paul Barjon (70 with a double bogey early on Friday), Martin Trainer must also pack their bags prematurely, while defending champion Jason Day barely made it through, thanks to a decisive par putt on the 18th hole.

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