Tyler Duncan (USA) caught a birdie despite hitting a head while hitting a driver on the second day of the PGA Tour Corales Puntacana Championship (total prize money: $3.8 million).
Duncan hit a tee shot at the 15th hole in the second round of the tournament held at Corales Golf Club (par 72) in the Dominican Republic on the 25th (Korean time), and after the impact, his head flew forward along with the ball.
The ball flew to the fairway without any problems, but the players in the same group searched for a driver head in the rough with bushes for a long time. The head was later retrieved by tournament management staff.
Duncan, who was in second place by one shot in the lead, later moved the ball well to the 3-meter mark of the hole with an iron온라인바카라, then caught a birdie and moved up to the joint lead. On the remaining three holes, he teed off twice with a 3-wood and hit a second shot with a 4-iron. Fortunately, he caught par on all of the 16th (par 4, 461 yards) and 18th holes (par 4, 501 yards) except for the par 3 17th.
A scene where the head flies off the tee shot at the 15th hole [Photo = PGA Tour]
According to Article 4, Article 1 of the Golf Rules, drivers damaged by external factors or natural forces can be replaced. However, there were only three holes left, and the extra clubs were in the resort room, so Duncan teed off with a wood on the remaining holes.
After the game, Duncan said, “It was the first time I experienced it, but it felt like a breath of fresh air after impact.” . Duncan plans to use the Titleist TSR3, which he brought as a spare, from the third round instead of the Titleist TSR2, which had a blown head.
On this day, Duncan added 6 consecutive birdies from the 4th hole and hit 7 under par 65 with 8 birdies and 1 bogey, recording a median total of 8 under par 136 strokes and tied for 4th place by 3 strokes with leader Matt Wallace (England) who hit 6 under par. Done.
Duncan, who won his first win at the RSM Classic in 2019, was ranked 90th in the FedEx Cup rankings this season, so he couldn’t go to the World Golf Championship (WGC) Dell Technologies match play with 64 players.
Sam Stevens and Wyndham Clark (above USA) each hit 7 under par, rising to second place (10 under par) by one stroke from the lead.
Among Korean players, Kang Seong-hoon (36) shot 2 under par 70 and fell 9 places in a tie for 35th place (3 under par).
Bae Sang-moon (37), who was ranked 73rd on the first day, hit 3 under par and moved up to a tie for 52nd (1 under par), while Roh Seung-yeol (32) lost one stroke and tied for 62nd (even par), passing the cut with a chin-up.