World news – Peter Malnati hopes accuracy paves the way to victory at Torrey Pines

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SAN DIEGO – Peter Malnati had never made the cut in four previous starts at the Farmers Insurance Open, but the fifth time was a spell for the 33-year-old after rounds 66-71 which put him on eighth Place and two shots left the lead.

“Of course it’s a big, long golf course, that’s for sure. I wasn’t always a big, long batsman, but now it’s me that’s fun, « said Malnati.

Malnati’s ironic ideas about distance aside – he’s 145th in the season’s driving distance on the PGA Tour that from 166th last season – his thoughts on the South Course leave room for a medium-length player.

« When you look at people who have won here, it’s not always a huge success, » he said. « This golf course also rewards really hitting the ball, going straight to keep it in play, but that was something I knew was coming this week. »

BY Rex Hoggard

BY Rex Hoggard

BY Rex Hoggard

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Ref: https://www.golfchannel.com

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