Atwal signs off tied 41st at AT&T Nationals

Pennsylvania: Indian golfer Arjun Atwal was done in by a poor front nine as he turned in his worst card of the week - a four-over 74 – to sign off tied 41st in the AT&T Nationals.

Atwal, who got to play in the tournament courtesy a Sponsor`s Exemption handed out by his friend and practice partner Tiger Woods, ended his campaign with a total of three-over 283.

The Orlando-based golfer, in joint lead after the opening round, was off to an ominous start as he stumbled to a bogey on the first hole.

His poor form continued when he dropped two more strokes on the third and sixth holes to make the turn three-over.

It was a similar story on the back nine as he dropped shots on the 12th and 14th. His only birdie came on the 16th but that was just not enough to change his fortunes.

Atwal, however, did manage to finish ahead of Woods (71), who ended tied 46th at four-over 284.

Englishman Justin Rose (70) picked up the title with a total of 10-under 270. American Ryan Moore (65) finished second at nine-under 271.


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