Friday, August 18, 2017

Russell Knox shoots a pair of 66s to be T14

Armour shares lead with Simpson at the

Wyndham with Stenson one behind

A former Ohio State University Buckeye, Ryan Armour took pleasure in getting a sponsor exemption from Jack Nicklaus into the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide earlier this season.
Alas, he missed the cut. His best finish this year is a pair of T27s at the Barbasol Championship and the AT and T Byron Nelson.
What’s been the difference this week at the Wyndham Championship, which sees him share the lead on 13-under-par 127 with rounds of 66 and 61, alongside Webb Simpson (63-64)?
“PXG and True Temper put some new shafts in on Tuesday to kick up my ball flight a little bit,” Armour said. “Just allowed me to not go after shots as hard as I have been.”

Much of the talk at the Wyndham centres around numbers, as in FedExCup numbers. Make it into the top 125 after Sunday’s final round and players will advance to the play-offs, which start with THE NORTHERN TRUST in New York next week.
Armour, 187th in the FedExCup, is projected to move up to 75th with a win. Reminded that a good weekend could turn his whole season around, he said, “Could turn your whole life around.”
Henrik Stenson has shot 62-66 at the Wyndham to be in third place on 128, one off the pace.
This week's venue is Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina. It's a short par 70 and the scores are ridiculously low.

Par 140 (2x70)
players from USA unless stated
127 Ryan Armour 66 61, Webb Simpson 63 64.
128 Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 62 66.
129 Vaughn Taylor 63 66, Ollie Schneiderjans 66 63.

131 Shane Lowry (Ireland) 67 64 (T9)
132 Russell Knox (Scotland) 66 66 (T14)
133 Matt Every 61 72 (T19)
134 Padraig Harrington (Ireland) 66 68 (T27)
137 Seamus Power (Ireland) 67 70 (T66)

MISSED THE CUT (137 and better qualified)
139 Luke Donald (England) 69 70, Graeme McDowell (N Ireland) 71 68.
140 Greg Owen (England) 768 72.

Withdrew: Martin Laird (Scotland) 66 wd.

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