Pro Golf Heads to Postseason – OSU Sports Report
Jordan King - August 9, 2019 9:33 am
Matthew Wolff visits the Empire State building ahead of The Northern Trust. via @matthew_wolff5/Twitter
Let’s start off with a day one update from a pretty big weekend in the golfing world for Pokes either competing in the playoffs or desperately trying to get there.
On the Korn Ferry Tour, day one of the WinCo Foods Portland Open, which is the final event of the regular season, saw some guys go low, none more so than Robby Shelton, who led after day one with a 10-under score. As for Pokes. Kristoffer Ventura is playing for his Korn Ferry ranking as well as for the money, but he has locked up both a playoff berth and a PGA tour card with his two wins on the tour this year. He shot 3 under yesterday.
Edward Loar shot 4 under, which was best of Cowboys out there. He needs three more good rounds, though to make the playoffs. He entered the week ranked 102 and needs to be in the top-75. Kevin Dougherty was 2 under and has plenty of work to do to earn his tour card this week, but he is safe in terms of making the playoffs. Jordan Niebrugge’s 1-under score has likely left him with too big of a hill to climb to make the playoffs.
Speaking of playoffs, they’re already here on the PGA Tour and the Cowboys playing at the Northern Trust in New Jersey are trying to make sure they can earn a spot to the second event. It’s early into round two with Kevin Tway, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff already out for their second round. Tway and Fowler both sit at 2 under for the tournament. Wolff bogeyed two of his first five holes today and just birdied to get back to 1 under.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 8, 2019
Charles Howell III and Talor Gooch are the two other Pokes out there and will not tee off until later on, Howell was 2 under yesterday and Gooch had a poor round at 3 over. Tway, Fowler and Howell are near locks to make the second round. It is an uphill battle for Gooch and Wolff just has to play good golf through the weekend.
Finally, last night Justice Hill got a nice workload of 12 touches that he turned into 49 yards for the Ravens in a shutout win over the Jaguars. Hill’s highlight play came on a swing pass when he left a defender frozen with a nice juke move.
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) August 9, 2019
For the Texans, Tyron Johnson got quite a few snaps at Lambeau Field against the Packers. He turned four targets into two grabs for 48 yards. Most of those came on a 44 yard big play as Johnson continues to produce.
Defensive players Vincent Taylor in Miami and Tre Flowers in Seattle did not record any stats and Chris Carson did not record a carry or a target for the Seahawks.