PGA TOUR – Rai, Bhatia Tied 2nd in Michigan


Aaron Rai and Akshay Bhatia continue to deliver impressive finishes on the PGA TOUR!

Indian descent players 22-year-old Akshay Bhatia from North Carolina, USA and 29 year old Aaron Rai of England created history by finishing tied 2nd at the US$ 9.2mn Rocket Mortgage Classic in Michigan.

Bhatia tragically 3 putted the final hole to miss going into a sudden-death playoff with eventual winner Cam Davis of Australia missing from 4’3″ despite not having missed from under 6 feet all week. 

Watch his candid post-round interview here:

Akshay Bhatia’s missed putt – 

But with one win this year already under his belt and a 5th place the previous week, Bhatia now ranks an amazing 11th in the season-long PGA Tour’s FedExCup rankings, announcing his arrival at the highest level of professional golf along with other Indian American Sahith Theegala.

Aaron Rai was also tied for the lead with Bhatia starting the final round but could only manage an even-par 72 to end at tied 2nd, his best finish ever on the PGA Tour. A two-time winner on the European Tour in his first full year on the PGA Tour, Rai has made 14 cuts in 18 events, with three top-10 finishes, and lies a creditable 58th in the FedExCup rankings.



Photo – FOX NEWS

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