Matthew Wolff knows he’ll turn career struggles around

Matthew Wolff knows he’ll turn career struggles around

CROMWELL, Conn. — Sometimes, Matthew Wolff needs to remind himself that his life isn’t so bad after all. 

He needs to remind himself that he’s doing OK. 

Regardless of how many bogeys he makes. 

Regardless of how many cuts he misses. 

Sometimes it takes a simple, random event to remind him of these things. 

He got two of those reminders Friday during the second round of the Travelers Championship — one on the golf course and one off it. 

The 23-year-old Wolff, who began the day outside the cut line (after shooting 71 in the opening round) and clawed himself to just above it. He holed out a wedge for birdie on the 18th hole to get himself to 3-under, safely above the cutline. 

Wolff will enter the weekend at TPC River Highlands 11 shots out of the lead held by Xander Schauffele, who posted a second consecutive 63 on Friday. So, Wolff is not going to win the tournament. But that’s OK. Entering the week, he had missed the cut in his previous three tournaments and in four of the previous five. 

Before the 4-under 66 he shot Friday (highlighted by that marvelous hole-out on 18), Wolff had played 28 tournament rounds in 2022 and had posted just two rounds in the 60s. 

Matthew Wolff
Matthew Wolff rallied on Friday to make the cut.
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