(tournament information courtesy pgatour.com, lpga.com)
On the PGA’ish Tour, there were three Buckeyes in action this past weekend. They were; Joey Sindelar, Ryan Armour and Bo Hoag.
Joey Sindelar was in the great Northwest to play in the played in the Boeing Classic.
Joey’s rounds of 70-73-79-222 placed him in 68th place.
In Joey’s opening round, he began play on hole #10 and carded fairly mundane 1 birdie-1 bogey front nine to an even par 36. On his back nine, his 3 birdie – 1 bogey effort gave him a nine of 34 (-2) and a round of 70 (-2). So far, so good.
In his second round, Joey opened with six consecutive pars then carded 2 birdies and 1 bogey to make the turn at 35 (-1). He stumbled a bit with a back nine of 38 (+2) for a round of 73 (+1). On to Sunday’s play…
In Joey’s final round, things got off to a rough start and didn’t improve too much throughout the day. Two double bogeys and a bogey littered the front nine enroute to a 41 (+5). His back nine of 38 (+2) gave Joey a round of 79 (+7). Ugh.
Ryan Armour played in the Northern Trust in Paramus, NJ. Ryan is in the FedEx Cup playoffs. Ryan put together rounds of 69-72-73-76-290 (+6) to finish in T-78th place.
In his opening round, Ryan began play on hole #10 and put together a well played opening nine of 34 (-2). He was even par on his second nine to come in with a round of 69 (-2). So far, so good.
His second round was a bit flat with a seven par – two bogey opening nine to make the turn at 37 (+2). He got those two strokes back with birdies on holes #11 – #12, but gave a stroke back with a bogey on #14. He parred out for a round of 72 (+1).
In Saturday’s round, Ryan ran together a solid front nine of 1 birdie and 8 pars to make the turn at 34 (-1). Nothing earthshaking, but it was a good, sub-par round. Good hing, because his back nine didn’t start well. Ryan was +2 through three holes and +4 through five holes. The back nine of 39 (+3) gave him a round of 73 (+2) and moved him to over par for the tournament.
Ryan’s front nine of his final round didn’t go well at all. He didn’t hit many greens, he struggled with bunker ply and his putting went on sabbatical. This resulted in a front nine of 39 (+3). Ryan’s back nine did feature 2 birdies, along with three bogeys for a 37 (+1) and a round of 76 (+5).
Entering this coming week’s tournament, Ryan sits 41st in FedEx Cup points. Since the top 70 players in FedEx points after the Dell Technologies event this week move on to the following event, Ryan is in pretty good shape to extend his season. In two weeks, after the finish of the BMW Championship, the top 30 players advance to the TOUR Championship. Ryan needs a couple good weeks to move inside the top 30.
Bo Hoag was in Columbus, OH for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. Bo’s rounds of 68-71-74-77-290 (+6) trended in the wrong direction and placed him in T-72nd place.
Bo started out even par through the front nine, carding nine pars. After a bogey on #11, Bo birdied four of his next six holes for a back nine of 32 (-3) and a round of 68 (-3).
Bo began his second round on hole #10 with three consecutive pars. Two birdies and two pars got him to the turn at 35 (E). His back nine was an even par 36, based on 7 pars, and gave him a round of 71 (E).
In Saturday’s third round, Bo got around the front nine in 37 (+1). On the back nine, he was even through five holes until a double-bogey on hole #15. His back nine of 37 (+2) gave him a round of 74 (+3).
In Bo’s final round, he had the misfortune of riding The Bogey Train. He bogeyed four of five holes on the front side to make the turn at 39 (+3) and had four bogeys on his back nine enroute to a 38 (+3) and a round of 77 (+6).
In the “race” to finish in the Top-25 to earn his PGA card, Bo sits at 61st. He has his work cut out for him over the next three weeks.
Joey Sindelar will tee off Friday (tee times not set at time of article) in the Shaw Charity Classic. Ryan Armour tees off at at the Dell Technologies Championship. Bo Hoag tees of in the DAP Championship. Emma Jandel will tee it up at the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Open.
Not much to report this episode. Monday’s round was a “not too bad” 40-43-83 (+12). All aspects of the game were improving. I was actually playing from the 150 marker in the middle of the fairway on #17 with a chance to break 80. Nope. A double-double finish did me in. I was encouraged with overall play, but making a double bogey from the middle of the fairway is pretty bad…