Baddeley is currently 75th on the 2019 FedEx Cup standings, much of those points coming from his runner-up finish in Puerto Rico and so it is important he takes advantage of any opportunity to improve those standings and he gets a chance this weekend.
Baddeley is eight shots from the leader Jonas Blixt who is after his third win on the PGA Tour, nearly six years after his second.
Blixt teamed with Cameron Smith to win the Zurich Classic teams’ event in New Orleans two years ago but has not recorded a top ten in more than two years in an individual event on the PGA Tour although he was runner-up to Cameron Davis at the 2017 Australian Open.
Blixt leads by one over Kevin Na and Tony Finau, Na’s round of 62 beginning with an eagle and involving no dropped shots, the round of the week thus far.
The two other Australians in the field, Matt Jones and Rod Pampling, will have the weekend off after they finished two and three shots respectively from the cut mark.
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