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It’s over for Paul Barjon eliminated from the race for the Playoffs, a trio in the lead

Even if he has not finished his second lap interrupted by darkness on Friday evening, Paul Barjon will have to pack up this Saturday and will not take part in the last two laps. The Frenchman will end his season beyond 160th place in the FedEx Cup and therefore gives up his right to play on the PGA Tour.

Hope had dwindled to a trickle after the missed cut at the Barracuda Championship mid-July. It only remained then to Paul Barjon only two tournaments to join the top 125 of the FedEx Cupqualify for the Playoffs and above all save their right to play for next season.

31st you 3M Open after a 4th card above par last Sunday, the New Caledonian had to achieve a feat in Greensboro in North Carolina this week to hope not to be part of the list of demoted players.

Unfortunately, the first round of the tricolor in 74 (+4) more than mortgaged his chances. Friday, when he started in the middle of the afternoon, Paul Barjon certainly knew he was already almost doomed.

After a go in 34 and a birdie on the only par 5 of these first nine holes reached in two after a colossal faceoff of more than 320 meters, Barjon did not manage to follow up as he should have.

A promising start to the season

Worse, a bogey at 11, a double at 14 and the case was over. The Frenchman would not make the cut in the last tournament of the regular season and therefore could not improve his position overall.

He will be present this Saturday morning on the course of the Sedgefield Country Club to complete the last two holes of its 2022 season on the PGA Tour who had however started so well with 4 cuts cleared in 6 tournaments and a very encouraging top 10 at La Quinta in the American Express.

Unfortunately thereafter, Paul Barjon struggled, only inviting himself once at the weekend during the following 9 tournaments. Its future is therefore written in dotted lines with three decisive tournaments for the rest of his career at the end of August.

La sensation Joohyung Kim

In this Wyndham Championshipthe leader of the first day had warned Thursday that his game did not offer all the guarantees despite his record card of 61. Friday, John Huh returned a card 10 moves higher than the day before and lost 3 places in the standings. He is now overtaken by a trio composed in particular of two players who have discovered the great American circuit this season. Brandon Wupromoted from Korn Ferry Tour last year as Barjon, and the 20-year-old South Korean Joohyung Kim.

Kim had accepted a special temporary membership card for players on the PGA Tour in mid-July after having notably won a good 3rd place au Genesis Scottish Open ! In total, in 8 tournaments, the prodigy from Seoul, on which the LIV Golf Invitational Serieshas already secured its card for next year.

Thursday, a quadruple bogey from the start did not prevent him from returning a card of 3 strokes under par and on Friday, he again distinguished himself by signing the best score of the day (64) to climb to the top of the tied tournament.

Beautiful story

The other very nice operation of the day in the standings concerns a player who owes his place in the field thanks to Monday’s qualifications. Blake McShea returned a card of 65 with in particular an anthology putt here at 12, one of the 4 by 3 of this layout. Note that the 24-year-old American, who is playing his first PGA Tour tournament, is -4 on par 3 this week.

Fowler’s long agony

Among the notable eliminated who could suffer the same fate as Paul Barjon is Rickie Fowlerprojected 124th in the FedEx Cup after missing the cut.

The former world number 4 and star of Ryder Cup is therefore for the moment still on the right side but depending on how the ranking of the tournament evolves this weekend, that could change… Case to follow.

hold back the night

When play was interrupted on Friday evening, the last games, including that of Paul Barjon, barely had time to complete their 16th hole of the day.

Some players raced for a chance to enjoy a real night or to be able to return home without having to return at dawn the next morning to finish their run.

The video summary of the 2nd round

Le leaderboard

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