Atwal slips at World Golf Championships

Akron, Ohio: A couple of late bogeys ruined Arjun Atwal`s card as he turned in a three-over 73 and slipped to the tied 45th spot at the midway stage of the World Golf Championships -- Bridgestone Invitational.

Atwal, tied 18th overnight with Tiger Woods, had just one birdie against four bogeys, two on either side after starting from the 10th.

His sole birdie came on the 14th and the bogeys were on 16th and 18th, sixth and eighth. Atwal`s iron play let him down and he had very few birdie chances managing only 44 per cent greens in regulation. He totals three-over 141 for two days.

Even as star attraction Tiger Woods managed only a one-over 71 and was in a tie for 36th, down 18 places from previous day, a young star, Rickie Fowler came up with a stunning card of 64 that included eight birdies and an eagle, besides four bogeys in an action-packed round.

He was in a four-way tie for the lead with Adam Scott (70), who had Woods` former caddie Steve Williams on the bag, Ryan Moore (66) and Keegan Bradley (65). They were all at eight-under 132.

Woods at one-under 139 was only seven shots behind the leaders. There were no less than 20 players separated by four shots going into the final two rounds and that includes the likes of US Open champion Rory McIlroy, Steve Stricker, Nick Watney and Ryo Ishikawa of Japan.


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