(ANSA) – ROME, APRIL 17 – In the US, RBC Heritage rises with blows. After “moving day” on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, the PGA Tour tournament has a new leader: Harold Varner III. The American, with a great comeback and a partial bogey free of 63 (-8), with eight birdies, out of a total of 202 (67 72 63, -11) shots, has gained 22 positions and is now alone in the lead. classification.
On the Harbor Town Golf Links course (par 71), the 31-year-old from Akron – who is aiming to become the eighth black player to win on the PGA Tour – has only one shot ahead of a trio of pursuers, all seconds with 203 (-10), made up of his compatriot Patrick Cantlay (leading mid-race), Irishman Shane Lowry and South African Erik Van Rooyen. While sharing fifth position with 204 (-9), the Americans Matt Kuchar, Aaron Wise, Hudson Swafford.
Same score also for the Austrian Sepp Straka. The British Tommy Fleetwood and the Americans Jordan Spieth, Billy Horschel and Joel Dahmen close the Top 10, ninth with 205 (-8).
No chance of victory, however, for Collin Morikawa. The Californian, second in the world ranking, is 38 / o with 209 (-4). Justin Thomas is also late, only 56 / o with 211 (-2).
Harold Varner III, who this year won the Saudi International (Asian Tour) and in 2016 won the Australian PGA Championship (DP World Tour), dreams of his first success on the top US men’s circuit. Before him only seven other black players have succeeded in this feat: Tiger Woods (82 times), Calvin Peete (12), Lee Elder (4), Jim Thorpe (3), Cameron Champ (3, he’s biracial), Pete Brown (2) and Charlie Sifford (2). (HANDLE).
I have been working in the news industry for over 10 years now and I have worked for some of the biggest news websites in the world. My focus has always been on entertainment news, but I also cover a range of other topics. I am currently an author at Global happenings and I love writing about all things pop-culture related.