Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Phil misses cut, fails to qualify for Ryder Cup

Gary Woodland tops the leaderboard after a 64 Gary Woodland tops the leaderboard after a 64
Andrew Wong | 12 August, 2018, 10:54

"He was just shaking his head", Finau said after finishing the rain-delayed round Saturday morning with a 4-under 66, a round that featured just four pars. "So the good news is 10 birdies in a major is pretty good".

It turned out that Finau needed every one of those 10 birdies.

Disappointed after an opening 74, Finau ripped off five birdies in a row to start his second round, made triple bogey on 6, came back with two more birdies and then dropped a shot on 9.

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He birdied the next two holes.

"Ten birdies is pretty cool", Furyk said. He inched closer to the cut with an early birdie on the back nine to get to 2-over, but never made another birdie and made a double-bogey at the 16th hole to effectively end his week.

The frustration for the Memorial champion this season is only increased by the fact players further down, including Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele, who played alongside Furyk, finished inside the cut mark. In recent years, he has taken on a big role in the makeup of the team and, along with Tiger Woods, is part of the Ryder Cup committee that also includes Furyk and three PGA of America officials. Those standings will finalize the eight automatic selections following the conclusion of the PGA on Sunday night. Furyk then has four captain's picks to make on September 4.

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The Denmark global delivered the resulting corner for defender Davinson Sanchez to attack. Not to be outdone at the other end, Lloris stood up well to block Ayoze Perez's shot.

Still, Furyk said, "it was nice to get a chance to see both guys play". "He showed a lot of poise". With a front pin on the seventh hole, he went some 25 feet beyond the flag and holed the putt, and then got up-and-down from a bunker on par-5 eighth.

Finau, who is No. 13 on the points list and played the first two rounds with Furyk (who also made the cut at even par), carded 10 birdies in his second round, including birdies on his first five holes.

"Honestly, I haven't hit it great, up to my standards, these first couple days", Finau said. And if the putter feels good and stays hot on the weekend, just try and make some kind of a run.

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For these leagues the transfer window does not end until the end of the month and spending can be expected to continue. The move however irked Guardiola who labelled Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis' decision as unprofessional.

Thomas Bjorn spoke midweek about his belief in Garcia's ability to turn around his form in time to feature at Le Golf National but the Spaniard failed to impress once again on the major stage - missing the halfway cut for the fourth time this year. "You never know what can happen on the weekend". But a first-round 73 had him scrambling to make the cut.

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