LA QUINTA (Calif.) — Rookie Davis ThompsonFridays round saw him make three more eagles, bringing his total to five through 36 holes. This tied the PGA Tour record for most 72-hole tournaments since 1983. Jon RahmThe American Express
Thompson also recorded his first bogey of the tournament. They were not enough to slow him down. Thompson scored an 8-under 64 on Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West, one day after making consecutive eagles shooting 10-under 62 at La Quinta. He had three eagles and four birdies, as well as two bogeys.
The Georgia 23-year old who played college golf was at 18-under126, two shots ahead of Rahm who also shot 64 at the Nicklaus course.
Thompson stated, I just had some good numbers in par-5s and I was able to execute all my shots. I had some putts drop. It was nice to make some eagles.
Actually, its his entire play thats performing well in Southern California desert.
Thompson stated, I think putting it in the fairway and hitting a lot greens and seeing lines well on my putsts is the most important thing. Just everything has been clicking these past two days and Im looking forward to trying again tomorrow.
Thompson will be playing the Stadium Course on Saturday. This course will host the final round after the 54-hole cut in the pro-am event.
Thompson is the second player to record five eagles in two rounds at The American Express. He equaled the 1995 record. Scott McCarronThe 72-hole cut was missed by, even though it was a five-round tournament.
Thompson started his round in a hoodie to keep warm in the morning chill. Thompson eagled the par-5 11th hole when he hit his 5-iron to approximately 15 feet. To regain his lead, Thompson had two bogeys at four holes. He then went on to score a string of three birdies followed by two eagles over five holes. His round was now 1-under and 8-under. He eagled both the par-5 fourth hole and the par-5 7th, hitting the green with a middle-iron and draining a putt approximately 20 feet each time. He then finished his round with consecutive pars.
Since 1983, five other players have made five eagles in a tournament of four rounds. Justin RoseThe 2022 Canadian Open Dustin JohnsonIn the 2020 FedEx St. Jude Championship Austin CookThe 2019 Barbasol Championship will be held. Keegan BradleyAnd Brandt SnedekerThe 2018 Canadian Open featured the following: Davis Love III1994 Sony Open. Johnson was the winner.
Rahm, the worlds fourth-ranked players, won two weeks back at Kapalua. He matched his score from La Quinta one day earlier.
Feeling great. Rahm stated that he has a lot of confidence. It was the hardest course for me two days in succession, but Im still in a good place. I hope to keep the good game going.
Thompson was five shots behind five players, including five 20-year-olds Tom KimThe low round of the day was won by, who shot a 10-under-62 on the Nicklaus Course. Jason Day, who shot 64 on Stadium Course. The other were J.T. Poston, Sungjae ImAnd Tyler Duncan.
Five of the top seven world players are represented in this field, as well as 10 of the top twenty.
Second-ranked Scottie SchefflerSixth-ranked Xander SchauffeleWe were part of a group consisting of five people at 11 under, which also included Rose. No. 5 Patrick CantlayWhile No. 7 Will ZalatorisAt 6 under