Arjun Atwal performs his shot throughout the first spherical of the Barracuda Championship at Previous Greenwood. (USA TODAY S…Learn Extra TRUCKEE: Indian golfer Arjun Atwal landed 4 birdies but in addition gave away two bogeys to attain six factors within […]
Arjun Atwal performs his shot throughout the first spherical of the Barracuda Championship at Previous Greenwood. (USA TODAY S…Learn Extra
TRUCKEE: Indian golfer Arjun Atwal landed 4 birdies but in addition gave away two bogeys to attain six factors within the opening spherical of the Barracuda Championship, the one PGA Tour occasion to make use of the Modified Steady format scoring system.
Atwal, taking part in his second straight week after 3M Open final week, is mendacity Tied-38th, whereas Daniel Chopra is T-50 with 4 factors that had 4 birdies and 4 bogeys. American-Indian Sahith Theegala is T-31st with seven factors made up of 4 birdies and one bogey.
Atwal birdied fourth, seventh, 12th and 16th holes and dropped photographs and factors on ninth and 13th.
In modified steady format, gamers are allotted two factors for birdies and penalised with a minus one for a bogey and minus three for a double bogey. An albatross fetches eight factors, whereas an eagle is rewarded with 5.
“I felt I had a great begin and may have made extra putts. Though it is a new course (after 21 years) for the occasion, I used to love the previous one (in Montreux, Nevada). However the course performed good and honest,” Atwal mentioned.
On taking part in a second straight week, the Indian mentioned, “The well being was good, didn’t really feel tiredness and the again is holding up., I believed I may be stiff within the morning, when it was actually chilly, however my warm-up was very nice.
“Clearly the premium is on getting birdies and extra, so it’s aggressive golf. It’s an attention-grabbing format.”
On the prime, Ryan Moore carded a bogey-free spherical in his first Barracuda Championship begin since 2008, whereas Adam Schenk joined him for his first lead or shared lead after any spherical on the PGA TOUR.
Each have 14 factors every, whereas three gamers — Robert Streb, Seamus Energy and Patrick Rodgers — are tied third at 11 every.
Each Moore and Schenk had 14-point rounds with seven birdies and no bogeys in excessive altitude on the Previous Greenwood Course, the first-time venue after 21 years throughout the border in Nevada at Montreux Golf Membership.
The winner will earn a spot within the PGA Championship subsequent week, if not already eligible. The highest two from the highest 10, not already eligible, will get spots within the U.S. Open in September at Winged Foot.
The 2019 winner, Collin Morikawa, who additionally received the Workday Charity Open not too long ago, shouldn’t be within the area, as he has certified for the WGC-St. Jude Invitational.
The Barracuda Championship makes use of the Modified Stableford scoring format since The Worldwide in 2006. Gamers are allotted factors primarily based on the variety of strokes taken at every gap with the purpose of attaining the best general rating.