Chopra finishes career-best 2nd
Daniel Chopra registers his career-best result on US PGA tour with a tied second finish after coming within a whisker of maiden PGA tour title.india Updated: Oct 16, 2006 16:04 IST
aniel Chopra registered his career-best result on US PGA tour with a tied second finish after coming within a whisker of maiden PGA tour title at the Frys.Com Open.
The Stockholm-born golfer, born of an Indian father, failed to get a birdie from 18-feet to force a play-off, and Troy Matteson (69) calmly two-putted from eight feet to take his first tour title at 22-under 266.
Chopra's final round was a six-under 66 after a eight-under 64 in the third round and he finished 21-under 267.
Chopra, who started playing in Delhi, picked up the biggest cheque of his career - USD 352,000 - to take his season's earnings to USD 1,514,812 and moved up to the 48th position on the money list.
Arjun Atwal played a final round of one-over 73 and finished in a tie for 44th place that still kept him 138th on the money list and his fate for next season still hangs in balance as only the top-125 get full card for 2007.
Chopra had birdies on first, third and ninth and turned in three-under. His only bogey came on 11th and then he Birdied the 13th and eagled the 16th to shoot into contention. A birdie on the 17th added to the drama but his par on 18th kept him one shot short in tied second.