European Open: Jordan Smith takes a two-shot lead at the weekend after reaching the patent round of 68 in Hamburg | Golf News – NewsRaiser


Jordan Smith aims for his second European Open title

England’s Jordan Smith will take a two-stroke lead this weekend at the Porsche European Open in Hamburg.

The 29-year-old recovered from an early bogey to post five birdies that took him to six under par.

Frenchman Víctor Pérez is second after two rounds at four under par, with Julien Brun, Joakim Lagergren and Niklas Norgaard Moller at three under par.

Chippenham-born Smith won his first DP World Tour title in 2017 at the same event and now sits 13th in the tour standings.

Jon Rahm threw his club into the air in frustration during the 11th Memorial Tournament, nearly hitting a woman holding a microphone.

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Jon Rahm threw his club into the air in frustration during the 11th Memorial Tournament, nearly hitting a woman holding a microphone.

Jon Rahm threw his club into the air in frustration during the 11th Memorial Tournament, nearly hitting a woman holding a microphone.

“I have very fond memories of most of the holes here,” Smith said. “Winning back then, even though it was five years ago, I still remember a lot.

“I can’t wait to continue the good stuff and see how the weekend goes. »

Pérez continued his recent good form by shooting a 71, birdieing two of his last three holes while recovering from a bogey and a double.

The Frenchman’s win at the Dutch Open last week was his second on the DP World Tour and he was delighted to keep the momentum going.

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Author and golf journalist Alan Shipnuck explains how the Saudi Golf League can change golf as we know it and how it threatens the PGA Tour.

Author and golf journalist Alan Shipnuck explains how the Saudi Golf League can change golf as we know it and how it threatens the PGA Tour.

“I just try to ride my bike as much as possible,” he said. “I think we try to use those moments as players. When things go your way, you hit and it’s easy, you try not to play fast, which isn’t bad for me, and you move on.

“There is a lot of golf left. It’s a long weekend, I think it’s supposed to be the same weather, nice and not too windy. I hope the Tour sets the course as difficult as possible to control the scoreboard.

“I am very happy again. I thought the course was very difficult. Bowling was harder than yesterday, there was less wind but sometimes it is still just as difficult. »

There were a total of 12 minor players, including defending champion Marcus Armitage and local favorites Alexander Knappe and Marcel Siem.

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