Keith Mitchell shines again at the summit and wins the CJ Cup lead – GOLF Sports

Keith Mitchell fired an eagle and 7 birdies with 8 under 64 on Friday, taking the lead of 5 shots early in the second round of the CJ Cup.

Americans look for a second US PGA Tour title to match the 2019 Honda Classic Trophy and make another strong effort at the Summit Club in Las Vegas, Nevada to follow Round 62 from the South. Hosted a mobile tournament South Korea for a coronavirus pandemic.

Mitchell hit 16 of the 18 greens in regulation in a round featuring a 60-foot eagle putt in one-third of a par 5.

His par 18-under total of 126 led the quartet featuring three major winners Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott of Australia, Harry Higgs of the United States and Kim Sung Hyun of South Korea by five shots.

Spieth was 7 under 65 and had an eagle, 8 birdies and 3 bogies. The Higgs carded 67 and Kim stole 7 birdies and an eagle with a par 5 of 18 with a 9 under 63.

The Korean who won the Japan PGA Championship in July is looking for the title of the first US PGA Tour.

Scott took the second share at 63, including the Eagle, in both back nine par fives. A shot from a fairway bunker left a 5-foot eagle putt on the 18th.

“As you know, you can’t expect such a finish, but I’m going to take it,” Scott said. “I hit a lot of shots up close, and it did a light job with a putter.

“It’s like competing for myself. I’m still far away, but I like the 36 holes left and going in the right direction.”

It was a further stroke back to Rickie Fowler in the United States and Tyrrell Hatton in England on the 132nd. Fowler posted 66 and Hatton signed 65.

Mitchell said he felt pressure to add a second title to his resume. This is almost what we did at the Wells Fargo Championship in May at Quail Hollow.

He held a two-shot lead into the final round, but finished third in tie after winner Rory McIlroy.

Mitchell appreciated that view, but said he worked hard to be consistent in making him a weekly and weekly competitor.

Last season he made 16 cuts, finished the top 5 three times and missed 12 times.

“It’s like a roller coaster, and my game is like that,” he said. “This year, I took a closer look at my game. I felt like I had a game that I could play much better than I had consistently, that is, the potential to say.

“I wanted to be as consistent as possible this year, because for the past four years I’ve felt that feasts and famines are like my game, and I’ve wanted to be a little more consistent and a little more patient. – Play like a tour pro, not like a little kid raising a flag. “

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– GOLF Sports

Keith Mitchell shines again at the summit and wins the CJ Cup lead Keith Mitchell shines again at the summit and wins the CJ Cup lead

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