NEW DELHI — Yannik PaulAfter birdieing his last four holes, he shot 7-under 65 to take a one stroke lead in the Indian Open on Thursday.
The No. The No. 119-ranked Germans hot finish elevated him above Honey BaisoyaHe was leading an Indian contingent that made a quick start at DLF Golf and Country Club New Delhi.
Paul, who won the European tours only major last year at the Mallorca Open, is back in action for the sixth consecutive week. He said that he took it easy during the pre-tournament preparations. He decided to only walk the back nine and didn’t play the back nine. However, he birdied six of the nine holes that were in front of him on Thursday.
Paul stated, After a long stretch you can just feel the here, feel the there. I played a nine-hole prom yesterday afternoon and then walked the back nine Tuesday to conserve energy because it was going to be difficult here, both mentally and with the golf shots.