Struggles for Brooks Koepka continue with missed cut after Round 2

There weren’t rather as lots of fireworks in Round 2 on Friday as there remained in Round 1 on Thursday at the 3M Open. We still have plenty of intriguing storylines entering into the weekend at TPC Twin Cities, nevertheless, including what would be a huge bounce back from someone who melted a bit coming house last weekend at the Memorial. Let’s delve into the leaderboard for Round 2 and have a look at what to look for in the 3rd round.

T1. Richy Werenski, Michael Thompson (-12) – The main concern I got on Friday was which (if any!) of these players had the most remaining power. To me, it’s Thompson for myriad factors. He’s had a strong profession in which he’s won prior to (2013 Honda Classic) and finished runner-up at a significant (2012 U.S. Open).

However much more than that, his statistical profile today is one that is more sustainable. Yes, he’s putting it out of his mind, however he’s also striking the ball well, too. Werenski’s 11 strokes gained are more the outcome of simply having a scorching putter.

That’s not as most likely to last on Saturday and Sunday. Tony Finau, Talor Gooch (-11) – Speaking of lasting on Saturday and Sunday… Tony Finau has a big weekend on deck. He may not do it in the end, however you’d still like to some fight from someone who – in spite of his outrageous talent – sort of rolled over last weekend at Muirfield Village.

He has 33 top-10 surfaces over the last four years and absolutely no wins. He was buoyed by a great putter in Round 2, which might be his redemption this week when he looks back on how he constructed a four-round run at duplicating his first win on Tour. He made a 38-foot birdie putt on Friday and still finished almost last in putting for the week.

It’s easy to explain this away as knocking the rust off but, keep in mind, prior to the Tour paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fleetwood missed out on the cut (badly) at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and shot 78 in Round 1 of the Players Championship. T6. Cameron Davis, Matthew Wolff (-9) – Wolff’s tee-to-green game faded a bit on Friday, however I doubt that occurs 2 days in a row. He was buoyed by a fantastic putter in Round 2, which could be his salvation today when he reviews how he built a four-round run at duplicating his very first win on Tour.

This occasion needs a bit of juice, and Wolff will be delighted to oblige on Saturday and Sunday. He might become the youngest player to win an occasion in 2 straight years in over a century. MC. Brooks Koepka (-1) – The four-time significant winner looked unpleasant on Friday – tossing clubs, working on his knee, and typically having a no-good-very-bad time playing golf.

It was unpleasant to watch. He made a 38-foot birdie putt on Friday and still completed nearly last in putting for the week. There are some issues to work out before he plays for his third straight PGA Championship here in 2 weeks, and I’m uncertain simply playing more golf at next weeks WGC occasion in Memphis is going to help fix those issues.

This is his second missed cut in his last 3 events. His golf has actually been below average in 3 straight competitions.

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