PGA Tour: John Huh with two-shot lead at Wyndham Championship after best round of career | Golf news

Tyrrell Hatton is the Brit in first place with two under, with Justin Rose three after the start of the nightmare in North Carolina – watch the second day of the Wyndham Championship live on Sky Sports Friday (via the red button from 11:45, then on the main channel from 20:00)

Last updated: 05/08/22 00:07

John Huh scored career best round on the PGA Tour as he tries to solidify a FedEx Cup play-off spot

John Huh scored career best round on the PGA Tour as he tries to solidify a FedEx Cup play-off spot

John Huh took the lead on opening day of the Wyndham Championship with a nine under 61, his best round of the PGA Tour, giving the American a two-time lead over Sungjae Im.

Huh – who won his only PGA Tour title to date a decade ago at the Mayakoba Golf Classic – drained a 36-foot putt eagle on the 15th hole and also scored seven birdies in a flawless round.

The 32-year-old pulled out five birdies in a row between the fourth and eighth holes at the Sedgefield County Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, when he got off to a great start in his bid to secure a FedEx Cup play-off spot.

Huh is 120th in the FedEx Cup rankings and only the top 125 will advance post-season and guarantee a full PGA Tour card next season.

Speaking of his round, Huh said: “I wasn’t feeling very comfortable with my game, so lowering my career is a little weird. [I have] mixed feelings, but I’ll take them every day. “

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Im’s seven under 63s featured two eagles, four birdies and a lone bugbear with the South Korean one pulling better than Huh’s American companions Peter Malnati and Brendan Wu, who are tied third with six under.

Austin Smotherman is part of a big group under five in what is a huge week for him – Smotherman is 135th in the FedEx Cup but would count as 125 if he stayed in that spot with 10 players ahead of him disqualified for signing with LIV Golf.

Tyrrell Hatton is the Englishman with the highest score on two unders, with Luke Donald – recently announced as the new Ryder Cup captain of Europe for the 2023 event replacing Henrik Stenson – on par.

Justin Rose suffered a horrible start to his round at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina

Justin Rose suffered a horrible start to his round at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina

Justin Rose made a horror start after starting with the last nine, fighting for a five out of 40 with four bogeys – two of them in the first two holes – and a double bugbear interspersed with a single bird.

However, the 41-year-old reacted later in his round, with two birdies in the last nine holes to finish the day with three more.

Watch Day 2 of the Wyndham Championship live on Sky Sports Friday (via the red button from 11:45 am and then on the main channel from 8:00 pm).

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