Lahiri slips to tied 14th on Day 2 of Hero World Challenge
Jordan Spieth is back in the saddle in the middle of a week, he termed as ‘half vacation’. Yet, he shares the lead with overnight co-leader Jimmy Walker (66-67) and Bill Haas (67-66) at the Hero World Challenge. Spieth’s 66 included two bogeys, one of them on the par-5 third, and that should be ominous for his rivals.
The trio shares the lead at 11-under 133. They are one ahead of Chris Kirk and Patrick Reed, both of whom shot the course record equaling seven-under 65, the only difference being Reed was bogey-free. Spieth was 11-under 133 at the same stage last year in Orlando, Florida and he shot 63-66 on the weekend to romp home by 10 strokes.
The weather became cloudy towards the latter stages, though it stayed muggy but calm for most part. Once again Hideki Matsuyama (75-73) was the only one to over par.Lahiri, who created ample chances for himself, left disappointed with his two-under 70 that included a double bogey on the 18th. “It was a 70 that felt like an 80,” said Lahiri.
“You could see what happened. I missed so many chances.” Lahiri, one of the three first participants was now lying tied 14th down from overnight Tied-10th.