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US Open: Mathieu Pavon still in top five after two rounds, Tiger Woods not in top spot

US Open: Mathieu Pavon still in top five after two rounds, Tiger Woods not in top spot

US Open: Mathieu Pavon still in top five after two rounds, Tiger Woods not in top spot

Mathieu Pavon is still competing at the US Open. The 31-year-old Frenchman is in the top five in the third major of the golf season after two rounds in Pinehurst (North Carolina, USA).

Mathieu Pavon, already fourth after the first day on Thursday, continued to gain momentum and is in 5th place in the rankings after returning a card of 70 this Friday, at par, with a total score of -3, two shots behind the leader Swede Ludwig Aberg. (-5).

The Frenchman, who finished the game late when all the leaders had already returned to the club, could even hope for a little better. Long tied with Aberg, Pavon made two bogeys on the final two holes of the day, which did little to detract from his excellent start to the tournament.

Scheffler simply succeeds, Woods does not.

“It was a very good round, even better than yesterday (Thursday), to be honest (…) my confidence (before the US Open) was quite low. I haven’t played very well on difficult courses yet. But this is golf, keep working, stay disciplined, the game will come back and with it the confidence,” commented Pavon.

The son of former footballer Michel Pavon, despite two unsuccessful months, is having the best season of his career, playing at the PGA professional level for the first time in North America. He won the Torrey Pines tournament in January and finished 12th at the prestigious Masters in April – two unprecedented results for a French golfer. Less spirited this season, his compatriot Victor Perez missed the weekend and will not play.

Next to him and further down the rankings, golf legend Tiger Woods (card 73, total +7) also failed to make it to a major after the PGA Championship in May and a 60th place finish at the Masters in April.

World No. 1 Scotty Scheffler, a Masters winner and nearly unbeaten this season, showed his frustration during a day that ended with a card of 74, with a total score of +5 to 10 shots to the head, barely allowing him to make Goal. cut ahead of the final two rounds this weekend.

Leading Swede Ludwig Aberg confirms his high-profile entry into the professional world at the age of 24 after finishing second at the Masters. He unexpectedly beat the Americans Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Cantlay, as well as the Belgian Thomas Detry. Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, world number three and winner of the tournament in 2011, remains in the lurch, while Pavon is two shots behind the Swede, as is American Tony Finau.


Source: Le Parisien

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