American Dustin Johnson was metaphorically painful and smashed by heartless windswept conditions during a Wells Fargo Championship on Friday, slipping 5 strokes from a lead in a weather-delayed second turn in North Carolina.
Four weeks after being literally painful by a tumble that cost him appearance in a Masters, a elements went to work on universe series one Johnson during Eagle Point in Wilmington.
He forsaken dual strokes in 13 holes to finish a day equal 46th during even par, within steer of a leaders though not totally positive of creation a cut, that is expected to tumble during one-over when a turn is finished early Saturday.
Johnson, behind in movement after 5 weeks off, is seeking to win in his fourth uninterrupted start.
He was among 68 players incompetent to finish a turn after morning thunderstorms behind a start of play by 3 hours. Competition will resume during 7.30 a.m. internal time (1130 GMT).
Skies privileged though gave approach to strong, blowing winds that left many players in presence mode.
Irishman Seamus Power (71) and American Billy Hurley III (69) had a hall lead during five-under 139, while Italian Francesco Molinari (11 holes) and American John Peterson (12) were also five-under, one cadence forward of a organisation including Spanish twin Jon Rahm and Rafa Cabrera-Bello.
Power, a 30-year-old PGA Tour rookie from Waterford, was asked either he had played good in a breeze since of his credentials flourishing adult nearby a coast.
“Here it’s most worse when a breeze blows like this,” a 2016 Olympian told reporters. “A lot of links golf we can during slightest run (the round in to a green) and we don’t have to worry about alighting it a ideal distance.
“It was tough to decider a wind. It’s swirling all over a place and it’s extremely strong. And greens like this that are organisation and fast, we somewhat get a breeze a wrong approach and all of a remarkable you’ve missed a immature in a wrong mark or you’re 40-50 feet divided and unequivocally struggling.
“Every hole we can dump a shot on unequivocally fast if you’re out of position, so altogether flattering pleased.”
Co-leader Hurley was anxious to penetrate a 10-foot standard putt during his final hole.
“I’ve finished feeble in a lot of rounds of golf in a final month or so, so that was unequivocally large for me,” he said.
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