PALM HARBOR, Fla. – The prime two gamers in the world, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas, are among these on the proper facet of the cutline at the Valspar Championship, however with plenty of catching as much as do on the weekend.
For Phil Mickelson and Patrick Reed and others, they’ll be house for the weekend.
Mickelson missed his sixth cut in 13 begins this season, however not and not using a combat. After taking pictures 2-over 73 on Thursday he made bogey at No. 4 earlier than making back-to-back birdies at Nos. 5 and 6 and a string of three birdies in a row starting at No. 11. But the Snake Pit, the three-hole stretch at the Copperhead Course comprising of Nos. 16-18, bit again. Bogeys at 16 and 18 had Mickelson signing for 2-under 69 and one stroke too many to play the weekend.
Phil Mickelson walks on the eighth gap throughout the second spherical of the Valspar Championship on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort on April 30, 2021 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
“I know what my problem is. I’m not physically able to keep my focus. As I’ve gotten older, I have a hard time focusing. And that’s my challenge right now and I’m trying to come up about with – I’m trying all different things to be able to elongate my ability to stay focused or to refocus,” he defined. “But when I get called off shots, like cell phones ringing or people yelling or something, my physical ability to refocus, to back away and then refocus and so forth, I’m not able – I’m physically not able to do it right now. So I have to find techniques to be able to – I mean, to be able to do that.”
Patrick Reed performs his shot from the bunker on the 1st gap throughout the first spherical of the Valspar Championship. (Photo: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
Patrick Reed made a bogey at No. 15 and missed a 40-foot birdie putt at 18 to shoot 1-over 72 and end at even-par 142. He missed the cut for the second straight yr at a event the place he is additionally completed tied for second on two events.
Gary Woodland tees off on the fifth gap throughout the first spherical of the 2021 Valspar Championship. (Photo: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
Gary Woodland was six over by way of his first seven holes on Thursday and by no means recovered. He opened with 77 and shot 71 on Friday. The 2019 U.S. Open champion has missed half his cuts in his 14 begins this season as he tries to regain his kind after recovering from surgical procedure to restore a torn labrum in his left hip.
Mike Visacki seems over the inexperienced on the third gap throughout the second spherical of the Valspar Championship. (Photo: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
Mike Visacki’s dream got here true when he was capable of Monday Qualify his manner into the Valspar Championship. His PGA Tour debut will go down in the report books as a missed cut, however he shot even par on Friday to complete at 3-over 145. He made birdies on all three par 5s, however did not stand up and down from a bunker at No. 4 and took three putts at Nos. 9 and 18. Still, Visacki won the week together with his viral video.
Graeme McDowell sits on the signal at the sixth tee throughout the second spherical of the 2021 Valspar Championship. (Photo: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
A two-day whole of 147 (74-73) at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook despatched Graeme McDowell packing for the ninth time in 14 begins this season. He struggled together with his strategy photographs and brief recreation round the inexperienced – not a mix for fulfillment.