ATLANTA — The warmth is borderline insufferable, which has firmed up the golf course and made issues troublesome for a few of the greatest gamers on this planet.
Placing itself is troublesome too. Many gamers have been fooled by the slopes and undulations that the East Lake greens provide.
Which will clarify why solely 11-of-30 golfers are underneath par for his or her rounds halfway via the third spherical on Saturday.
On Friday, simply 9 gamers shot over-par rounds. Seven gamers shot over par on Thursday.
It has been sizzling all week in Atlanta, however the warmth has been turned up a notch on Saturday.
The climate could also be fatiguing gamers, too.
But, Scottie Scheffler is without doubt one of the gamers that has struggled to this point. He carded a 2-over 37 on the entrance 9 Saturday, as soon as once more lacking a gimme par putt.
In the meantime, Jon Rahm additionally shot the identical 37. Rahm duck hooked his tee shot into the water on the eighth gap, which led to a double bogey.
The oldsters at dwelling haven’t taken the third spherical too fondly, expressing their displeasure with the event on Twitter.
Listed here are a few of the greatest reactions halfway via play on Saturday:
OK we gotta determine a technique to get the Tour Championship in much less humid air. These guys are dyin… cmon
— J. (@DarrylsBack24) August 26, 2023
I haven’t seen a birdie at this Tour Championship in most likely half-hour.. all that cash on the road getting of their heads
— Chicago Jay (@Chicago_Jay1) August 26, 2023
All time choke job in progress for Scottie once more on the tour championship. Unbelievable.
— Cody (@Codeman209) August 26, 2023
If you wish to see well-played golf right this moment, by all means skip the Tour Championship.
— Lynn G. Henning (@Lynn_Henning) August 26, 2023
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