David Puig makes the cut at the US Open and wins the Olympic ticket

Five shots off the lead, Sergio García put in another good performance


The Spanish golfer David Puig passed this Saturday – early in the morning in Spain – the cut of the US Open, whose 2024 edition is being played at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (North Carolina), after finishing the second day in + 4 for par, and his compatriot Sergio García has also avoided the sieve by staying five shots behind the lead.

The young Swede Ludvig Aberg reached that peak, second this year in the Augusta Masters and thanks to getting -5 he overtook the American Patrick Cantlay in the general table, now with -4 after having made 71 shots during the course of the tournament. lap no. 2 to the North Carolina countryside.

A double bogey on the eighth hole conditioned Cantlay, but he made up for part of what happened with two birdies on the 11th and 13th. His compatriot Bryson DeChambeau (-1) and the Belgian Thomas Detry (-3) left another good feelings and they are tied with Cantlay in second place.

Behind that trio chasing the leader appears another trio where the name of Rory McIlroy stands out, who is looking to win a ‘major’ 10 years later. The Northern Irishman repeated his match with the current numbers one and two in the world ranking, the Americans Scottie Scheffler and Xander Schauffele, the latter brand new winner of the PGA Championship.

Of both, only Schauffele (-1) fell behind the pair, in whose slipstream Sergio García (0) continues. The player from Castellón completed his second round of this tournament in 71 strokes, recovering from an early double bogey. The Catalan David Puig, who had been discreet the day before (+6), this time signed a -2 to stay at the aforementioned +4 for par.

Momentary position No. 51 for him and five other US players, including Collin Morikawa. Other notable figures, such as the Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick, the also American Brooks Koepka and the Italian Francesco Molinari made the cut alongside Scheffler, still gray.

Avoiding this screening also earned Puig a ticket to the next Olympic Games in Paris and accompanied Jon Rahm from Biscay on the national team, absent from this ‘major’ due to a last-minute infection in his left foot. The victim from a distance due to the Olympic fight has been Jorge Campillo from Cáceres.

On the other hand, Eugenio López-Chacarra from Madrid made this second day at +3, for +8 in the total of the two days played. His 148 strokes accumulated in the two rounds of the Pinehurst Resort did not save him from the cut in a tough course that had illustrious ‘victims’, such as the American Tiger Woods (+7/147) or the Englishman Justin Rose (+6/146) .