Friday, 18 August, 2017

Anirban Lahiri eyes US PGA Championship high after British Open golf low

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Denmark's Olesen, who won the golf World Cup in Melbourne a year ago, shot an impressive 67 to hold a one-shot lead over reigning US Open champion Brooks Koepka, Grayson Murray, Chris Stroud, Gary Woodland (all 68) and Bud Cauley (13 holes) at three-under.

Koepka politely introduced himself as "Brooks" to the standard bearer and scorer, as if they did not recognise the U.S. Open champion.

Spite was last to drive, and he quickly reached down to pull his tee out of the ground, happy with his opening shot as the gallery applauded warmly.

The man did not appear to lose consciousness at any point, and according to follow-up video that aired on PGA.com, the man remained responsive and was even seen smiling.

Spieth was three-over par with three holes to play but his putter came good late on, rolling in birdies on the seventh and the eight before closing out with a par for a round of 72.

It has been a season of "nearly" for the 2013 Masters Champion and his Thursday play in OH was a flawless example.

The PGA Championship begins today, and it will be a memorable one for one course marshal.

A player who often produces his best golf at the biggest events the PGA is a tournament that sets up perfectly for the Victorian, particularly when one considers he has not been at his best with the driver for much of the year. He made birdie on the par-3 17th hole. Jordan Speith was 1 under through six holes.

Jordan Spieth who won a maiden Open Championship at the Royal Birkdale last month will be entering the competition with the hope to become youngest golfer to complete a career grand slam. 5 and 6, where Spieth couldn't save par from 11 and 12 feet, respectively. "I hit my second shot too quick on the second, missed the green, did well to make bogey, hit a bad iron shot on the next and made par".

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