Reporter Kim Dong-chan = American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour rookie Davis Thompson (24, USA) achieved a new record of hitting 5 eagles in two days.
Thompson scored 3 eagles, 4 birdies and 2 bogeys in the 2nd round of the PGA Tour American Express (total prize money: 8 million dollars) held at the Nicklaus Tournament Course (par 72, 7,147 yards) in La Quinta, California on the 21st (Korean time). and shot an 8-under-par 64.
Thompson, who recorded a total of 18 under par and 126 strokes over the two days, ran alone in first place, ahead of second place Jon Lam (Spain) by two strokes.
He caught two eagles in the first round the day before, and hit five eagles in just two days.
This is the most eagle-tied record in a 72-hole event on the PGA Tour since 1983. 메이저놀이터
If Thompson adds an eagle in the remaining 3rd and 4th rounds, he will set a new record.
Examples of five eagles in the PGA Tour 72-hole event since 1983 include Justin Rose (England) at the Canadian Open last year, Dustin Johnson (USA) at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in 2020, and Austin Cook (USA) at the Barbasol Championship in 2019. .
This is the first record in 28 years since Scott McCarran (USA) in 1995. In 1995, the tournament was held as a five-round contest.
Johnson is the only player in 2020 to hit five eagles and win in one competition.
Thompson, a graduate of the University of Georgia, USA, was a player who rose to the top of the amateur world in 2020 and served as a member of the US national team, including the 2020 Palmer Cup and the 2021 Walker Cup.
He turned pro in 2021 and won the PGA 2nd Tour in 2022 once. He entered the PGA Tour in the 2022-2023 season, and his best result was a tie for 9th at the Fortinet Championship in September last year.