Sydney’s Cameron Davis once again finds himself in the mix in a PGA Tour event, the now US based 24-year old tied for 6th place and four shots from leaders, Rickie Fowler and Scott Scheffler, at the American Express Championship in La Quinta in California.
Davis recorded his best finish on the PGA Tour when 9th at last week’s Sony Open in Hawaii, announcing then a decision to play to his own strengths rather than trying to emulate others.
Davis, in his second season on the PGA Tour, added a second round of 67 to his opening 66 and after being forced to regain his PGA Tour card via the Korn Ferry Tour Finals last October he appears to be building momentum in a quest for a first PGA Tour win.
Davis played the Stadium Course today after his opening round had been played at the Nicklaus Tournament Course on day one.
Tomorrow he gets to play the La Quinta Country Club before the cut is made and the event returns to the host venue, the Stadium Course, for Sunday’s final round.
Fowler and PGA Tour rookie, Scheffler, lead by one over Andrew Landry with Tony Finau another shot back in 4th place.
Fowler is playing this event for the first time since 2014 and gave an indication in his media conference after his round today that he is enjoying being back.
“It’s definitely not your normal PGA TOUR event, but I think this is a special week with here, and as well as Pebble, for amateurs, sponsors, clients of American Express this week to be able to come and play inside the ropes.
“It’s kind of really unlike any other sporting event. So it is, it’s a cool experience. And I think as a player you have to realize that these guys are out here as an experience for them and as long as they have a good time and keep up, move forward, we don’t mind having them out there. It’s been a good time.”