Schaeffler’s lead, John Lam’s second, and McIlroy’s rebound… Fierce ‘World No. 1’ battle

The fierce competition between Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), Scottie Scheffler (USA) and John Rahm (Spain) is getting fiercer.

Schaeffler made 6 birdies without bogey in the 2nd round of the PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open (total prize money of 20 million dollars) held at TPC Scottsdale (par 71) in Scottsdale, Arizona on the 11th (Korean time). was cut out

Scheffler, who recorded an interim total of 10 under par 132, took the sole lead. Although the second round is not over, it is a sufficient position to compete for the championship.

Schaeffler won his first career victory in this event last year and reached the top of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Masters, rising to No. 1 in the world rankings. Currently ranked second in the world, he could regain the top spot if he wins 메이저놀이터this event.

He said, “I’m number two in the world, but I’m not the second best golfer in the world. I think McIlroy and Ram and I are all in close competition. That’s why fighting for rankings is fun. I hate being second. I’d rather be. I will be number 1,” he said.

Ram recorded 1 eagle, 4 birdies, and 1 bogey, recording 5 under par 66 strokes, and tied for second place with a median total of 8 under par 134 strokes. It is 2 strokes with Schaeffler. 

In the first half, he made a bogey on hole 11 (par 4), but made up for it with a birdie on hole 13 (par 5), and then added an eagle on hole 15 (par 5) and a birdie on hole 16 (par 3), and started riding the atmosphere. In the second half of the second and third holes, he recorded consecutive birdies, further reducing the number of strokes.

He ran into his grandmother and mother only on the 16th hole in the first half during the game. Lam said, “It’s unexpected. It’s a good thing I didn’t know until after I hit the ball. Otherwise I would have tried harder to show her grandmother a good side.”

McIlroy, who was in danger of missing the cut, caught 5 birdies without bogey in the second round. As the second round was stopped, he moved up to a tie for 18th with an interim total of 3 under par with 5 holes left. If you reduce more than 3 strokes on the remaining holes, you can finish in the top 5.

In the first round, the dull feeling of the shot revived. In the second round, he recorded a fairway landing rate of 60% and a green hit rate of 84.62%. The number of putts was 27, and the putts were followed well.

As McIlroy revived in the second round, there was a chance to keep the world number 1 ranking. The battle between the strong men for world number one seems to be getting fiercer.

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