AUSTIN, Texas – A well-designed golf gap makes gamers assume and No. 13 at Austin Country Club actually prompted loads of contemplation on Saturday.
The par-4 13th performed to only 280 yards however that also didn’t depart an apparent alternative – try and drive the inexperienced or layup – for many gamers. For Billy Horschel, who laid as much as 83 yards within the quarterfinals like he’s finished all week, it’s fairly easy.
“I just don’t see hitting driver or 3-wood there,” Horschel stated. “I know Sergio [Garcia] has hit some unbelievable shots I’ve saw on TV and some guys have hit some great shots, but if you miss it, it’s a tough little chip, and so I just always felt that, especially with my wedge game being decent this week that at worst I was going to have maybe 15 feet for birdie.”
Garcia had feasted at No. 13 all week, making eagle there after driving the inexperienced within the morning Sweet 16 match and taking part in the opening in 5 below by means of the primary 4 rounds. In the quarterfinals, nevertheless, the Spaniard hit his drive left and right into a water hazard. He misplaced the opening and the match, 4 and 3, to Victor Perez.
Conversely, Tommy Fleetwood had laid up on the 13th all week however determined with a 1-up lead over Horschel of their quarterfinal match to try to drive the inexperienced and discovered the hazard. Although he halved the opening when Horschel three-putted for bogey the Englishman misplaced the match.