09/03/2021 at 05:42 CEST
. / Atlanta
The American Patrick Cantlay on Thursday retained his leadership in the Tour Championship, which takes place at the East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta (Georgia), but with the pressure from Spanish Jon Rahm, which follows two strokes. Cantlay delivered a card of 67 (-3) and was affirmed with a global of -13 despite the fact that Rahm was the best of the day when concluding with a card of 65 (-5) and a total of -11. Cantlay, last Sunday’s winner of the BMW Championship that left him the leader of the FedEx Cup classification, received a -10-stroke entry bonus. The American champion made the most of them before Rahm’s push and his success on the last hole with a birdie. Thus he concluded the tour with 67 strokes (-3), enough to stay ahead.
Another American, Billy Horschel, had the same record as Rahm (65, -5), which left him tied for 10th place with six other rivals, including Mexican Abraham Ancer (69, -1, plus -4 on entry) and defending champion Dustin Johnson (68, -2, plus -3 on the go). The third place was shared by the Americans Harris English and Bryson DeChambeau, both with -8 strokes after they delivered two signed cards of 66 (-4) and 69 (-1) that added to the -4 and -7, which they received for remaining seventh and third, respectively, in the final FedEx Cup rankings.
The Spanish Sergio garcia who last Sunday managed to place himself in 28th place in the classification and be among the top 30, finished the course with a signed card of 68 strokes (-2) to share the twenty-third place with South Korean Jungjae Im.
The Chilean Joaquín Niemann did not have his best performance at the end of the tour with a record of 72 strokes (+2), which left him in twenty-sixth place, shared with the American Stewart Clink, by accumulating 71 strokes (+1) after both golfers had entered with a bonus of -1.
The tournament winner will receive a cash prize of $ 15 million.