Tour Championship: Joaquín Niemann suffers in irregular third lap interrupted by rain

Before the day’s suspension for time, the Chilean signed a -1 day card which left his aggregate score at -12. For now, Joaco remains in the top 10, waiting for him to complete the holes that were pending before the closing.

Joaquín Niemann suffered in what was an uneven third round of the Tour Championship, with his head still undecided on whether or not to be part of LIV Golf. The national signed this Saturday, before the day had to be suspended due to rain, a card of -1, which leaves its cumulative score at -12. His score, even if he does not leave him without a chance for the title, makes him wait for a miracle, since the leader, at the moment, is the North American Scottie Scheffler, who dominates with -19. In any case, the Chilean remained in the Top 10.

The talagantino smiled on Friday thanks to an eagle that fixed his day and kept him at the top of the contest. This Saturday, he had the complex task of holding on and not letting go. His start was almost ideal, however, since an entry bogey, on the first hole, set his objective to continue his uphill sequence.

Niemann faced the following holes with the big task of recovering. In his head, he knew he couldn’t make any more mistakes and that his putting work urgently needed to improve. He took it so seriously that everything, for a few moments, went well for him.

The Chilean got his first birdie of the day at the third flag, then made more under par shots on holes 5, 6 and 8. This record allowed the national to leave its card of the day at -3 and to face the last holes with more confidence.

But Joaco suffered even more. Not only because he encountered new bogeys, in holes 10 and 14, but also because the day had to be suspended due to the intense rain which fell on the ground which hosts the competition. This forced him to be suspended due to the water, as well as due to the lack of light which affected the smooth running of the competition.

Thus, the third round of the Tour Championship will resume this Sunday, the day on which the fourth and final day of the tournament was previously scheduled, which could be Niemann’s last on the PGA. This is due to the fact that the national has already confessed that he does not rule out the possibility of joining the LIV, the Saudi golf super league in difficulty with the one which, until its appearance, was the main circuit of the discipline. at an international level.

In dialogue with Golf Channel, Joaco left the door open to the contest which intends to delight all the notoriety in golf. “I haven’t made a decision yet,” the Chilean said of his possible emigration from the PGA Tour to LIV. Joaco says it’s a decision he will make once the tournament is over“Obviously there are things I have to see first, but I’m not thinking about that right now. I want to finish the playoffs and then see what my decision will be.

The Chilean will continue, weather permitting, his third round and then face the last. He is aware he needs to improve his numbers in what could be his last competition in what, for now, is golf’s highest league in the world.

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Source: Latercera

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