The first round of golf’s just significant title of the 2019-20 season wrapped up Thursday evening at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, leaving us with a differing leaderboard and a heap of activity to analyze at the 2020 PGA Championship.
Bryson DeChambeau broke his driver and consequently traveled into conflict by smashing the field in driving separation, Tiger Woods worked his approach to inside a couple of strokes of the lead, and three of the world’s main five positioned golf players – including world No. 1 Justin Thomas – completed the initial 18 holes of the competition better than expected.
Through one circular, it’s Jason Day and Brendon Todd who stand together as co-pioneers at 5 beneath with Day ending an gatecrasher free 65 and Todd arriving with an gatecrasher free final nine. Behind the two are a tremendous number of distinctive competitors at 4 beneath, among them successive PGA Championship victor Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele, Martin Kaymer and Brendan Steele.
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from Circular 1 underneath, starting with Day and Todd. T1. Jason Day (- 5): In incredibly moving the course Thursday, Day made his interloper free 65 see simple.
He drove it well off the tee, coordinated his irons with certainty, and found a few achievements on the greens, as well. Said Day after the circular: “Certainly, very steady the whole way around.” It was his, to begin with interloper free circular at a noteworthy title since the third circular of the 2017 Open Championship. This after Day drove all golf players in gatecrasher free critical rounds from 2010-16, per Elias Sports Bureau.
T1. Brendon Todd (- 5): Whereas Todd’s 65 wasn’t as idealize as that of Day – he checked two intruders on his fundamental nine – he made sense of how to string together a 3-under-standard, gatecrasher free final nine to urge him into the tie on the leaderboard. Todd was distant from the foremost cherished entering this occasion, however, the 35-year-old has twice won on visit this season – at the Bermuda Championship and at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
He in addition worked his way into battle seven days earlier in Memphis sometime recently darkening down the extend. Todd’s not a long and bewildering golfer, besides he’s a wizard with the putter, which kept him within the blend Thursday by growing 3.161 strokes on the field putting.
T3. Streams Koepka, Scottie Scheffler, Martin Kaymer, Xander Schauffele, Bud Cauley, Zach Johnson, Justin Rose, Brendan Steele, Mike Lorenzo-Vera (- 4): Coming off a T2 wrap up at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational seven days earlier, Koepka – the progressive PGA Championship victor.
T49 : all 14 with these names Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood, Bubba Watson, Hideki Matsuyama (E): McIlroy birdied his to begin with a gap of the day going off No. 10 by at that point expeditiously burrowed himself into a channel, checking gatecrasher on 12, 13 and 14 going sometime recently recuperating with birdies on 16 and 18.
That was the subject of his day in his final nine as he was lost fairways and clearing out himself with 4-and 5-foot putts that wind up being his Achilles influence point for the term of the night. Rahm played a relative circular at even-standard however settled in down the extend. I was shocked with his equality to wrap up at 2 beneath on the back nine within the wake of doing combating out of the entryway with gatecrasher on 2, 6 and 9.