The Mexican competes against Patrick Reed at the start of the day
The Mexican golfer Carlos Ortiz will start this Sunday as the leader in the Farmers Insurance Open held at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California. The tapatío signed a third round of 66 impacts and that allowed him to climb to the first place on the board to share start this Sunday with American Patrick Reed.
Ortiz goes in search of his second title of PGA Tour Then, in November, he won the Houston Open, which marked the first victory for a Mexican on the highest professional golf circuit since 1978.
‘Charly’, as he is known, had rounds of 72, 68 and 66, with Saturday being his best day with seven birdies and just one bogey on the 11th hole, which left him tied for the lead with Reed.
At 12:20 PM, Central Mexico time, the Jalisco will try to lift his second trophy and show that Mexican and Latino golf is growing.
For his part, Reed was singled out by fans, once again, as a “cheater”, as the player sparked controversy at the 10th hole when he declared his ball unplayable after it got stuck in the rough. Before the rules commissioner arrived, the golfer marked the ball and lifted it off the grass because he assured that it did not bounce before.
Immediately, on social networks they showed the videos where his ball had a bounce prior to getting stuck and thus declaring it unplayable to have a better field position in the next shot and save the pair on said flag.
For the Farmers Insurance Open, Ortiz was the only Mexican to play it after Abraham Ancer decided to take the week off according to the planning of your calendar.