Jason Day, bogey free round with eight birdies



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Jason Day, bogey free round with eight birdies

The great comeback of Guido Migliozzi, the leadership of Jason Day and the elimination of Francesco Molinari. In Cromwell, Connecticut (USA), the second round of the Travelers Championship, a tournament of the PGA Tour, ended in the name of twists.

Travelers Championship, results

On the TPC River Highlands course (par 70), Migliozzi from Vicenza climbed from 45th to 11th position with a total of 134 (69 65, -6) and, halfway through the race, he is three shots away from the Australian Jason Day, new leader with 131 (69 62, -9).

Partial "-5" for Migliozzi - 24 year old from Veneto fresh from 4th place (debut in a Major) at the US Open - who made 6 birdies tripping over a bogey. Nothing to do for Chicco Molinari, out to the cut with 145 (73 72, +5).

Second bogey free round for the Australian Day who signed 8 birdies and took the lead. In 45th place (like Migliozzi) at the end of the first round, he now has only one shot ahead of Americans Kramer Hickok (between the two leaders after 18 holes) and Bubba Watson.

Watson's feeling continues with this tournament. The American has already won Travelers three times: in 2010, 2015 and 2018. Good performance by Justin Rose (gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games), 4 / o with 133 (-7) alongside 7 other players.

Among the big names they share the 20th place with 135 (-5) Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed. Same score, among others, for the Japanese Satoshi Kodaira (leader with Hickok at the end of the first round). While it is 35 / o with 136 (-4) Brooks Koepka.

Dustin Johnson (eager to regain world leadership, also taking advantage of the absence of Jon Rahm, back number 1 after the feat at the US Open) and Phil Mickelson, 58, pass the cut, albeit without shining and with the last useful score.

/ i with 138 (-2). Martin Kaymer insisted he was not putting too much pressure on himself on home soil after carding an opening 70 at the 2021 BMW International Open. The home favourite is a two time Major Champion and former World Number One but his last win was his second Major at the 2014 U.S.

Open Championship and he currently sits 99th in the Official World Golf Ranking. A long awaited victory this week at Golfclub München Eichenried would go some way to moving him back to the very top of the game, but the 36-year-old insists he is willing to be patient.

"I was searching a bit over the last few weeks what it was," he said. "I said to Craig (Connelly, caddie) also, I’m not too far away. Then you miss a cut and think you must be far away. But it didn’t feel like it.

My attitude changed a bit in terms of: I don’t need to perform this week. My goal is more mid-term, long-term. I need to get back to the Top 50 in the World, Top 20 and eventually to the Top Ten, Top Five. I need to see it step by step.

My main mission is now to play golf and work on the things I work on with my coach in the tournament without focusing so much on the result. I think that attitude takes the pressure away a little bit."