Vastavam web: Ace India golfer Arjun Atwal shot five-under 135 after rounds of 68 and 67, to be tied 4th at the Quicken Loans National golf tournament here.Tiger Woods may not be playing in his own tournament but his best friend Atwal, who has a sponsor’s spot, is placed well at the half way stage of the event.A winner on the PGA Tour in 2010, Atwal has played only two events and missed cuts in both.The leader at the tricky TPC Potomac is David Lingmerth after two near-flawless rounds of 65 each and is now 10-under.
Atwal, who has been putting the sponsor’s spot to good use, said, “I’ve been talking to him (Tiger Woods) almost every day, and obviously he’s one of my better best friends as I would say. He wants me to play well. I’m hoping I won’t let him down.”Atwal’s two starts this season were Sanderson Farms Championship and FedEx St. Jude Classic. He made the latter through a Monday qualifier. He missed cuts in both.Friday’s round marked his best score on PGA TOUR since a 67 in the first round of the 2015 Wyndham Championship and it was also his first cut on PGA Tour since he made cut at last year’s Quicken Loans National. Atwal has of late played on Asian Tour and he won an event in Dubai in 2014