PGA Tour golfers are halfway through the race at this weekend’s fair which opens the new 2022-2023 season. The Fortinet Championship is held in California (prize money of $8 million), a young event born in 2007.
At the end of the second round, the American Max Homa and the Englishman Danny Willett lead the classification. Both are hoisted to -12 (132 moves), the latter being able to climb 15 positions thanks to a perfect turn in -8. For his part, Homa is trying to find the right feeling with the course that gave him victory last season.
Max Homa and Danny Willett, results
The leaders are two steps ahead of South Korean Byeong Hun An and American Justin Lower, former leader of the event after the first round. -8 and fifth position for a trio of Americans made up of Taylor Moore, Matt Kuchar and Sahith Theegala.
Americans Brian Stuard, Ben Martin and Robby Shelton close the top ten with -7. On the par 72 course at the Silverado Country Club in Napa (California, USA) he tries to climb Brandt Snedeker. The American recovers 25 positions with a good -3 settling in 16th place with the overall score of -5.
Keep fighting Hideki Matsuyama. The Japanese slips to 42nd place remaining at -3 after the agreed lap with par. Finally, golfers of the caliber of Americans Patton Kizzire, Webb Simpson and Chez Reavie, Canadian Corey Conners and Australian Cam Davis do not exceed the cut.
In the Italian afternoon space for the third round which will further clarify the classification in view of the grand final. Daniel “Danny” John Willett (born October 3, 1987 in Sheffield) is an English professional golfer on the European Tour.
In April 2016, he won his first major championship with the Augusta Masters. As an amateur, Willett won the English Amateur Championship in 2007 and was a member of the Walker Cup team. In 2008, he topped the world amateur rankings.
In 2008, Willett turned professional. He obtained the visiting card for the European circuit in 2009 via the qualifying school. He successfully completed his first year as a professional with 8 top ten finishes and a 58th place in the awards list.
In 2012, he celebrated his first victory on the European circuit with the BMW International Open in Cologne. Willett earned his first major Masters victory with a final round five under par. He capitalized on a slump from last year’s winner Jordan Spieth, when he lost his lead on hole 10 with 5 shots in all 3 holes of the ‘Amen Corners’
Spieth undermined you. on the short par 3 of the 12th hole a score of 7 strokes. Willett went on to win the tournament by 3 strokes over Jordan Spieth and fellow countryman Lee Westwood. He was the first English Masters winner since Nick Faldo in 1996.