Staying away from Las Vegas reveals secret to Harry Higgs’ CJ Cup success

Chalk to clean up (ish) life for Harry Higgs. The third-year pro is tied for second after 36 holes in the CJ Cup, and he credits some of his success to a relatively mundane two-week stint in Las Vegas.

“I think people would be surprised how boring they got to me. For the whole week of last week for the Shriners I stayed away from the Strip and again this week I stay away from the Strip, ”Higgs said Friday.

CJ Cup Open Field Scores at the Summit

There was, however, that little interim period between the end of the Kids’ Open Shriners and the CJ Cup.

“I went Sunday evening and I stayed Sunday and Monday. You know, just donate to the Aria (Resort and Casino) – thank you for“Higgs said.” We had a fun dinner at the Bellagio – which was awesome – with friends. Definitely a little too many cocktails. I don’t think I got out of bed before 2:00 PM on Monday. But I guess it was. ‘was an excellent preparation.

Higgs finished T-27 at the Shriners, with four rounds in the ’60s. He rolled a 64 and a 67 in two days at the Summit Club, which is good enough for a total of under 13 – but five strokes behind. Keith Mitchell’s advance.

Harry Higgs tied for 2nd after CJ Cup second round

“Just look at the standings and laugh at what Keith has been up to the past two days,” Higgs said. “You know, there are going to be different pressures on him. He ran way ahead of all of us, so he’s going to try to look for a solid one tomorrow to keep a four or five stroke lead. It makes things a lot easier on a Sunday.

Higgs is looking for his first win on the PGA Tour. He finished second in each of his first two seasons on the Tour and finished in the top 70 of the FedExCup rankings each time.

He’s had 14 birdies and a 36-hole bogey this week and he’ll need to keep up that pace this weekend. As he said, “You get pretty pissed off if you go around here, for sure. “

Boring life is OK in Vegas. Boring golf isn’t.

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