AT&T Byron Nelson: Sam Burns shoots with 62 in his career and earned a half advantage in Dallas Golf news


Walspar Championship winner Sam Burns fired 10 birds 62 to earn a halfway lead at AT&T Byron Nelson, Jordan Spieth throws six shots behind, while Lee Westwood gets himself back in shape with 64.

Last updated: 15/05/21 01:02


We single out Sam Burns ’best 10-year-old from 10 under 62, who led him to a halfway lead at AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas.

We single out Sam Burns ’best 10-year-old from 10 under 62, who led him to a halfway lead at AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas.

Sam Burns fired the lowest lap of his PGA Tour career to compete in the halfway lead at AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas.

Burns, who entered the top 50 in the world by winning the Valspar Championship earlier this month, scored six of the last eight holes to score 10 under 62 and hit the front under 17 after another day of poor scoring at TPC Craig Ranch.

Overnight co-host Jordan Spieth struggled to overcome the “bad mood” as the 70 left him six times out of rhythm, but Lee Westwood returned to form with 64 bringing him to nine below – two better than Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau – while Brooks Koepka will head to Kiawah Island earlier than planned after missing the cut.

Burns apparently still has confidence after his breakthrough victory on the PGA Tour in Tampa, and put himself in the best position to achieve comeback victories after a bird madness in the inner nine.

Burns fired a great 62 and hit the front under 17

Burns fired a brilliant 62 and hit the front under 17

The 24-year-old had three under eight holes, before making five birds in the next six, including one on the 14th when he jumped over a teenager and barely made it to the waterway, regretting a 17-foot wedge and a perfect shot.

The birdie, birdie finish rounded out a top day at the office, which he considered to be just a reward for all his hard work in practice, to which he continued to dedicate himself even after an impressive three wins over Keegan Bradley at the Valspar Championships.

“The biggest thing for me is just to see the hard work we put into it, to start seeing results from it,” he said. “Many times you don’t know how long the results will last. Golf is a fickle game!

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“So it’s great to see feedback on the progress we’ve made at home, and we’ve seen it in the tournament game as well. Everything felt great there, we got into a good rhythm throughout the round.

“I made the race right there on the last nine, and it was nice to be able to finish it with two little birds at the end, a good way to end the day. Now I’m just trying to get a good game plan here for tomorrow so we can see what happens.”

Alex Noren emerged as Burns ’closest challenger after the Swede scored eight birdies 64, although he provided a great chance to reduce the deficit to just one shot when he missed a birdie on his last green pitch.

Jordan Spieth had

Jordan Spieth had a “short fuse” after an early start on Friday

Spieth slept in a lead he shared overnight with JJ Spaun after they both fired on Thursday at 63, but Spieth’s 4.30 alert didn’t have the best mood to upgrade on his star opener and wit in the first hole – 10. – it further upset his mood.

He retaliated with birds at 14 and 17, but had to wait for the ninth to add another, as he lost a lot of ground at Burns with most of the ground breaking 70.

“When I wake up at 4:30 in the morning, I’m in a bad mood just like most people are, and that’s what I had to break out of today,” Spieth said. “Yesterday, even when I wasn’t playing a good hole, I was somehow laughing at a miss or when I was tearing it apart and laughing. Today I had a shorter fuse.

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“Saturday will be a fun test. There’s no reason I can’t believe everything I’m doing. At the moment I have a chance to compete here, and if I can give myself a chance on Sunday, it’s the best preparation for this tournament and also for next week’s PGA . “

Westwood responded to the disappointment of opening 71 with five birds in the first six holes on Friday by setting the platform for 64 which lifted it by 95 places in the standings with nine below.

“I just couldn’t get the momentum yesterday,” the English veteran said, starting for the first time since the RBC legacy. “I don’t know if he had three weeks off and it’s always a bit awkward when you go out and see the nine lower parts on the board.

Lee Westwood 64 raised him by 95 places in the rankings

Lee Westwood 64 raised him by 95 places in the rankings

“You shouldn’t pay attention to it, but it puts a little pressure on you. I didn’t start very well yesterday and I didn’t start any momentum. Today I started a good start, started momentum, hit it close, and I was five years under six holes . “

DeChambeau was obviously furious and brief with the media as he considered his first round of 69, but he was in a better mood when he made four birds in five holes to turn at 31 and added another at 14 just to lose focus late in his second round, firing shots in the 16th and 17th.

The US Open 68 champion brought him to seven next to third world player Rahm (69), but Koepka’s rounds of 70 and 71 were three shots too many to achieve a halfway cut, which fell to six below the level.

An encouraging start for Luke Donald, Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia were also annulled by poor efforts on Friday, Donald’s 73 took him to the weekend with nothing to spare, while Harrington and Garcia worked for three and more than 75 years to join Koepka early a trip to Kiawah Island for next week’s PGA Championship.


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