Here come the Americans.
The four Yankees — Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar, Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed — got off to a sluggish start during the first 36 holes of the 2016 men’s Olympic golf tournament in Rio. However, all but Reed climbed into the fringes of metal contention on Saturday at the Olympic Golf Course.
Watson leads the way on the leaderboard, carding a second consecutive 4-under 67 to get to 6-under 207, six shots behind leader Justin Rose but just three shots away from the bronze medal and third place Marcus Fraser of Australia. In a tie for fourth place, Watson said ahead of the tournament that his strategy would be to play for a medal, whatever it took.
“It would be better to have bronze than nothing,” Watson said Tuesday. “It’s situational, you know what I’m saying.”
A shot behind Watson is Matt Kuchar, who is a part of a five-wayRead More »from Bubba Watson leading American charge to fringes of medal contention