Jason Day withdraws from CJ Cup with neck injury

Golf: Xander Schauffele rides hot start to three-shot lead at halfway point of CJ Cup in Las Vegas

"I putted really well", Henley said. "Outside of that, I played really well and just didn't get anything really out of it".

He did enough on another still, quiet, warm day.

The victor in late August at Ozarks National in Missouri in his first start on the tour, Mickelson joined Bruce Fleischer and Jim Furyk as the only players to win in their first two senior events.

Defending champion and two-time victor Justin Thomas is five strokes off the pace after rising two positions on the back of his four-under-par 68. "He finally started rolling in some putts and it kind of shows how unsafe he can be out here".

Otaegui's previous two wins on the European Tour were match-play events - and one of them was in Scotland, too, at the Paul Lawrie Match Play in 2017.

Henley's putting has been a great fit for the firm, glass-like greens of Shadow Creek.

After a drive to the right intermediate rough on the 507-yard par-4 sixth hole, Todd had a 210 yard approach shot, setting himself up for the birdie.

At 15 under, Henley enters the final round ahead of Lanto Griffin (66), Talor Gooch (69), Jason Kokrak (68) and Xander Schauffele (74).

Hatton was in the group five shots behind with Justin Thomas (68) and Jason Day, who had a 66 as the former world No. 1 tries to end more than two years without a victory.

Hatton had a mixed round of seven birdies, three bogeys and eight pars on Friday, but managed to close out his round with two straight birdies.

Jason Kokrak wins CP Cup for 1st PGA Tour title1 hour ago0:44
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And when they made the turn, Henley took off.

Mickelson said earlier in the week he came to Virginia to work on accurate driving and competitive fitness, and was hoping to still be in contention for the closing holes. "You can go low out here. You've got to do everything well", he added. Hopefully I can keep it going.

Sung Kang knows the feeling.

He got the lead when Weir three-putted the par-3 14th green, doubled his edge with a birdie on the next hole, then highlighted his distance advantage over the 2003 Masters champion by driving the green on the 274-yard, par-4 15th. He also hit a few backward trying to escape trouble. Schauffele completed the course at Shadow Creek Golf Course, from Las Vegas (Nevada), with a record of 74 strokes (+2), the worst than has had so far this tournament. It just felt like it. "Just trying to play my game", Henley said.

"It was kind of a tie". Not to be like a sour person, but just one of those days.

Jason Day withdrew on the second hole of the final round Sunday at the CJ Cup with a neck injury. Got it out of the way before Sunday.

Henley was an unspectacular model of consistency in building his lead, with two front nine birdied and three more to kick off his back nine, in his bogey-free round.

Schauffele answered with three straight birdies, the last one a 45-footer that made it feel as though he was going to claim another PGA Tour victory by coming from behind.

DIVOTS: Jordan Spieth's caddie, Michael Greller, left Las Vegas upon learning his mother had died.

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the CJ Cup to be played in the United States - rather than South Korea - this year.



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