Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Matt Kuchar two ahead of Cameron Champ in Mayakoba Golf Classic

Matt Kuchar two ahead of Cameron Champ in Mayakoba Golf Classic

Champ - already a victor on the PGA Tour season - had set the early clubhouse target after firing a round-of-the-day 62, with defending champion Patton Kizzire one of six players a further shot back in tied-third.

He is one shot behind the three players, who share the lead. The 23-year-old hits it a mile and won the Sanderson Farms Championship two weeks ago in just his second start as a card-carrying Tour member.

Will be updated.Matt Kuchar has a 7-under 64 with a fortunate bogey on his card and builds a two-shot lead over big-hitting rookie Cameron Champ in Mayakoba Golf Classic.

Kuchar's wife Sybi ended up filling in for Johnson's caddie Damon Green at the first round of the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico, carrying Johnson's full bag of clubs for nine holes.

Champ already is the talk of the tour for the speed of his swing and how far he hits the ball, though there is more to his game than length.

Champ victor at the Sanderson Farms Championship in MS, was in full control as he missed only two fairways for the second straight day. Playing his second straight week in the autumn - and his last tournament before his wedding - Spieth traded birdies and bogeys and had to settle for an even-par 71, leaving him in need to a good round on Friday just to stick around for the weekend.


"If you're not driving it well, this course is extremely hard", Kuchar said. The weekend will not include Jordan Spieth. "You have to place it off the tee, and some holes the rough is very thick and you've just got to whack it out".

Three-time major victor Jordan Spieth missed the cut in his final event of the year.

Ryder Cup stars Rickie Fowler and Tony Finau are five off the pace in a share of 20th, while Spieth missed the cut despite posting a two-under 69 on another day of low scoring.

Defending champion Patton Kizzire shot a bogey-free 66 and is three shots back in a tie for third with Danny Lee (66) of New Zealand, Whee Kim (63) of South Korea, Dominic Bozzelli (67), Brian Gay (63), Anirban Lahiri (66) of India, and Richy Werenski (66).

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