Honda Basic invitations as much as problem early at PGA Nationwide
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – It’s robust to second guess the Honda Basic’s sponsor exemptions.
Tom Lewis and Harris English every posted 4-under-par 66s Friday to seize a share of the first-round lead.
They’re each taking part in on sponsor invitations.
So is Lee Westwood. He shot 67 and is tied for third.
After which there’s Kurt Kitayama. He’s tied for 23rd after posting 70.
“Very respect of [executive director] Ken Kennerly and [tournament director] Andrew George,” English mentioned. “I performed the Monday pro-am, did a clinic on Tuesday, so I’ve felt like I’ve actually been part of the match this week, and it has been superior.”
English (66) making most of Honda Basic invite
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There have been eight sponsor exemptions awarded this week, 4 unrestricted for PGA Tour non-members, two restricted to high finishers from final 12 months’s Korn Ferry Tour finals and two to PGA Tour members.
English was one of many two PGA Tour members, Lewis one of many two Korn Ferry Tour grads, and Westwood one of many 4 unrestricted exemptions.