The leaderboard of the 2023 D+D Actual Czech Masters is loaded with high European gamers by way of 36 holes.
Nicholai Højgaard of Denmark leads the pack at 12-under after he carded a 5-under 67 Friday to take a seat atop the sector.
Not too far behind him is younger Swedish phenom Ludvig Aberg, who, at 23 years outdated, is a budding star amongst European gamers.
Aberg is at 10-under after capturing a 6-under 66 Friday.
After enjoying collegiately at Texas Tech, Aberg completed atop the PGA Tour College rankings in 2023 to earn a spot on the tour. He made his skilled debut on the RBC Canadian Open in June and has since participated in six tour occasions.
His finest end got here on the John Deere Basic, the place he tied for fourth.
Now he hopes to have some success on the DP World Tour this fall, earlier than the PGA Tour ramps up once more in early 2024.
Farther down the leaderboard are quite a few European stars. Many are Ryder Cup hopefuls. Victor Perez of France, Yannik Paul of Germany, and Adrian Meronk of Poland all sit at 8-under. Scotsman Robert MacIntyre can also be within the high 10.
There’s a good probability that Captain Luke Donald—additionally enjoying in Prague this week—will choose these 4 gamers for his workforce.
Additionally within the combine on the Czech Masters is Eduardo Molinari, who, alongside together with his brother Francesco, will function Assistant Captains of the 2023 European Ryder Cup workforce at subsequent month’s competitors in Rome.
Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, and Viktor Hovland have already made the workforce.
2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry will doubtless make it too. He’s additionally teeing it up on the Albatross Golf Resort this week. However the Irishman will miss the reduce, as he sits at 2-under by way of 36 holes.
The projected reduce is at 3-under as of this writing.
However, no less than one Irishman will characterize the tri-color flag this weekend in Prague. That may be Padraig Harrington, one of many sport’s hottest gamers. The Dubliner is at 5-under total after carding a 4-under 68 on Friday.
So though the Tour Championship has a number of the sport’s greatest stars in Atlanta this weekend, loads of different notable gamers are teeing it up in Prague.