Senior PGA Tour Event: Atwal makes cut as Jeev misses out for second consecutive time

Frisco (Texas), May 28 (PTI) Arjun Atwal had consecutive rounds of 72 after 73 in the opening one as he made the cut at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.

Playing only in his second event on the Champions Tour for golfers over the age of 50, Atwal at 1-over 217 was tied 39th.

India’s other star Jeev Milkha Singh however missed the cut in his second straight Senior PGA Championships after a poor opening round of 76 followed by an even-par round.

Irishman Padraig Harrington, winner of three Majors with two Opens and one PGA Championships in 2008-09, is now one round away from his second Senior Major title.

He won he US Senior Open in June 2022. Harrington who started the week with a 64 has added 68-68 in his next two rounds is 16-under and one shot clear of Steve Stricker (70-67-64). He is three ahead of Senior PGA Championship debutant Stewart Cink (68-68-67).

Atwal, who was T-11 in his only Champions Tour start last month, was 2-under through 16 holes before he dropped a double bogey his 17th hole, the Par-4 17th.

He started from the 10th and birdied the 14th and 18th. He then parred the next six holes before finding double.

Atwal will play his final round with Jim Furyk, the 2018 Ryder Cup captain, who is also the vice-captain for 2023 and the US Team for 2024 President’s Cup. The third player in the group is David Mackenzie.

Source: PTI News


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