PGA TOUR: Double bogey drops Landry to 29th

Published 9:45 pm Saturday, January 19, 2019

It’s a good bet Andrew Landry left La Quinta Country Club in a foul mood Saturday afternoon.

Landry arrived at the 18th hole five-under-par, had moved six spots up the leaderboard  into a tie for 15th and striped his tee shot on the 412-yard, par
4. With the Golf Channel’s telecast locked in on him, the Port Neches-Groves ex inexplicably dumped his short iron into a hazard in front the green.

The big miss led to a double bogey that left him with a 69, tied for 29th in the Desert Classic.

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While Landry was lamenting the finish, Chris Stroud was packing up and heading to next week’s tour stop in San Diego. Stroud shot a one-under-par 71 on the Nicklaus course, leaving him at five-under 211 for 54 holes.

That missed the cut by four shots but for the most part it was a positive week for Stroud who had not played in a PGA event in two months. He carded an impressive 69 in his first round back, then settled for back-to-back 71s.

Landry, who tied for first before losing in a playoff to John Rahm last year, had positioned himself for a top 10 finish before the 18th hole disaster. On the course where he shot 65 in 2018, he had a clean scorecard with five birdies and 12 pars going to the 18th.