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Three Share Lead in Wyndham Championship; LIV Golf Players File Lawsuit Against US PGA Tour

Wyndham Championship – South Korean Kim Joo-hyung and Americans Brandon Wu and Ryan Moore grabbed the share of the lead in the second round of the US PGA Tour Wyndham Championship on Friday at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kim sizzled with a six-under-par 64 to come up with a nine-under 131 effort after 36 holes. He drained seven birdies during the round to counter the bogey he had at the 12th hole. In the first round, Kim bounced back from a quadruple-bogey eight after shooting a 67. On the other hand, Wu fired four birdies and a bogey to shoot a 67. While Moore signed up for a second-round 66. The American had five birdies and one bogey to garner the same score that Wu and Kim have.

11 Golfers Chase the Leaders

The trio is one shot ahead of Russell Henley, John Huh, and Im Sung-jae. Henley shot a 65 while South Korean Im carded a 69. Huh, the overnight leader, struggled to a 71 a day after shooting a 61. A shot further is Brian Stuard (68), Anirban Lahiri of India (67), and Davis Riley. Andrew Putnam sizzled with a 64 to lead the group of five golfers in 10th place at 134. Japanese Satoshi Kodaira shot a 66 after opening with a 68, and Blake McShea came home with a 65.

Australian Brett Dewitt and American Martin Trainer signed in for their second-consecutive 67. This is to remain within striking distance of the leaders. Online golf odds suggest a tough fight for the championship as 14 players are within three shots off the pace. There is a possibility that a non-US golfer will win the tournament. But, there is still a group of Americans in contention, including defending champion Huh.

LIV Golf Stars File Lawsuit Against US PGA Tour

Eleven parbusters of the upstart LIV Golf series have filed an antitrust lawsuit against the US PGA Tour. The golfers include Phil Mickelson and Bryson deChambeau. Both sought a restraining order to allow them to compete in the FedEx Cup playoffs scheduled next week. The golfers filed a lawsuit at a court in the Northern District of California as it challenges the indefinite suspensions imposed by PGA commissioner Jay Monahan against those who played in at least one of the Saudi-backed tour’s first three events. The complaint kicks off a legal battle between the rebel series and the US PGA Tour, and whether the parbusters are free agents or tour members subject to rules and punishments of the US PGA Tour. 

Australian Matt Jones and Americans Talor Gooch and Hudson Swafford sought a temporary restraining order to compete in next week’s first PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff event at Memphis. Gooch, Swafford and Jones qualified for the playoffs based on season points before joining LIV Golf and being kicked out of the PGA Tour. Other players who filed the lawsuit are Mexico’s Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz, England’s Ian Poulter and Americans Jason Kokrak, Pat Perez and Peter Uihlein. For his part, PGA commissioner Jay Monahan wrote a memo to US PGA members and said the tour is confident in its legal position concerning the previous suspension decisions. The world’s best golf betting site will bring more updates about the situation in the coming weeks.