By Larry GLicken
The Skies have stopped pouring down rain, and the golfers were able to finish their second rounds at the RBC Heritage, played on the beautiful Harbour Town Golf Links. Ben Martin playing the only PGA Tour event held in the state he was born in, finds himself in a 3 way tie for the lead, with K.J. Choi and Jim Furyk.
Many have predicted Furyk to contend at Haqrbour Town, but not many saw Marin coming. He played a great second round in poor conditions and was able to get through it with only one bogey, which came on the short par 4 9th.
Martin made 4 birdies in his second round to vault himself to the top of the leader-board. In his 1st round Marin’s only blemish came at the 192-yard 14th. The par 3 is not an easy hole and Marin walked away from the green shaking his head with a triple bogey on his card.
He made 5 birdies in round one, and he has played some great golf at the RBC, now the question becomes, can he handle of the pressure of going into round 3 with the lead. This is when it all counts.
Playing against guys that know how to win, like Furyk does, could put the extra pressure on Martin he hasn’t had to handle as of yet. Harbour Town gets a little tighter when you go into the weekend play.
Martin has never won a PGA Tour event. he has one top 10 finish this season. he turned pro in 2010, and has missed 9 cuts this season. What a story this would be, if Martin can win the only tour event played in South Carolina, the state he was born in.
Filed under: PGA Tour Golf
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