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Harry Higgs ends Friday with 2 deep birdie putts

Harry Higgs at the 2021 PGA Championship

Harry Higgs made a mixed 122 ft of birdie putts on his last two holes Friday on the PGA Championship. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The last two holes on the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island are extremely tough.

At least, they’re for everybody aside from Harry Higgs.

Higgs ended his Friday on the PGA Championship with a pair of birdies thanks to 2 deep putts that measured a mixed 122 ft.

His first got here on the par-3 seventeenth. After simply lacking the inexperienced, Higgs sank a 58-foot birdie putt with authority — marking simply the sixth birdie of the day on the gap.

He then adopted it up on the par-4 18th. Higgs’ strategy shot landed on the entrance of the inexperienced, which arrange a 64-foot putt for birdie. He was spot on.

The birdie-birdie end — which got here simply after he went bogey-bogey on Nos. 14 and 15 — gave Higgs a 1-under 71 and introduced him to 1-under on the week after his even-par 72 on Thursday. He entered the clubhouse simply 5 photographs again from the leaders.

The 29-year-old is in his second season on the PGA Tour this 12 months. While he opened the season with a runner-up end on the Safeway Open — his greatest profession end on Tour — Higgs has struggled these days. He’s missed seven of his final 10 cuts, together with three straight earlier than the PGA Championship, which marks his first ever main championship.

Though he nonetheless has a methods to go, Higgs is getting into the weekend on the right excessive be aware.

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