Casey takes early 2nd-round lead at Australian Open

Carrie Guzman
December 8, 2019

Sydney's air quality index registered levels of pollutants which were on par with Beijing during the first round, and forced New Zealander Ryan Chisnall, who is asthmatic, to borrow a face mask from a spectator. "It would have been better to be ahead, but I'm going to get one in front, there's still a long way to go, I'm sure the wind is going to get up the next couple of days, which will make it a little bit better. more hard".

"I was joking that I need to cleanse, but it feels like I should shove a bit of salt water up my nose or something".

Toxic smoke from bushfires choking Sydney blighted the Australian Open golf tournament on Thursday with one player complaining his eyes were burning and he had trouble seeing where his ball landed.

As a Spaniard he's not eligible to play in the Presidents Cup and confessed he hasn't got any great tips on how to beat the United States even after being on winning European teams in the Ryder Cup. "Obviously not the conditions we want to be playing in", said Scott.

Sydney's smoky haze continues to plague the Australian Open golf championship, with ragged victor Matt Jones claiming he'd never persisted one thing esteem it and one participant even resorting to wearing a surgical cloak.

'Your eyes do burn up. I've purchased that cough corresponding to you regain purchased one thing on your lungs, phlegm on your lungs or no matter, but yeah it's no longer fun.

World No 15 Adam Scott, who will be playing the Presidents Cup against Tiger Woods' US team next week, missed the cut despite firing a 67 as his first round of 75 cost him dearly.

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'I hope my younger other folks are inner within the resort room'.

Australia's Matt Jones clinched his last hole on Friday with a birdie from six to under 65 and a one-stroke lead after two rounds on a day marked by low scores at the Australian Open.

World No. 14 Paul Casey of England, the highest-ranked player in the field, said his eyes were sore, though his problems were nothing compared to the suffering of people battling the fires on Sydney's outskirts.

Playing partner Paul Casey added: "I must admit my eyes are stinging". Early on I couldn't make anything and then dropped a put on 13 for birdie and that sort of got me going.

Golf Australia revealed on Tuesday that it planned to increase on-site medical staff if the smoky hazy disrupted the tournament. I will do my best tomorrow. "But we'll see after the four days, it might take a bit out of everyone, I'm sure".

'I had a bit of luck and I'm happy, said the 21-year-old Tohoku Fukushi University student.

Former US Masters champion Sergio Garcia stroked a 70 while Mexican defending champion Abraham Ancer, another who will feature in the Presidents Cup in Melbourne, was seven off the pace on 72, the same mark as his captain Els.

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