USPGA Latest: Begay makes a move

Notah Begay chips in at the 18th for eagle to make the first move of the day as he finished his second round...

Martin Park
Sat, 19 Aug 2000

USPGA Latest: Begay makes a move

Notah Begay III made his move up the championship leaderboard when he returned to play the last two holes this morning.

4-under par after the 17th hole, Begay was going well and looking for a good week here at Valhalla. But things improved when he pitched in for eagle at the last hole from 30 yards short of the green to move to 6-under for the tournament, five behind Tiger Woods.

Begay, a former college team-mate of Tiger Woods, was among 11 players forced to return to Valhalla to complete their second round at 7.30am because of Friday's storm delay.

"Tiger's a very difficult person to play catch-up on, but I'll be trying. I just wanted two solid pars this morning and maybe give myself a birdie chance. I got lucky."

Davis Love may regret his decision to play the last hole in the dark last night as his ensuing bogey left him at 7-under par for the tournament. Love and his group joined two other groups playing the last hole last night and at one point, there were nine balls in the fairway of the 18th hole.

Reachable in two for such a big hitter like Love III, he may regret the decision to play the 18th and get it all over and done with.