Jordan Spieth and Sergio Garcia, great start

In Texas, the Charles Schwab Challenge after the first round sees the American Jordan Spieth (winner in 2016) and the Spaniard Sergio Garcia at the top of the standings, with a total of 63 (-7) hits. In Fort Worth continues to disappoint Justin Thomas, world number two and fresh from the exit to the cut at the PGA Championship, 69 / o with 72 (+2). After the historic feat at the PGA Championship (oldest golfer to establish himself in a Major at the age of 50) Phil Mickelson (champion in 2000 and 2008) started badly with an 87 / o place (73, +3) and in the second round he will be called to comeback to remove the pass to play at the weekend. “But I won the PGA Championship, then.” So “Lefty” replied to the reporters, with the usual humor that distinguishes him, at the end of the 18 opening holes of the Charles Schwab.

Jordan Spieth and Sergio Garcia

After the one in the Valero Texas Open last April, Spieth, 27 years old from Dallas, is chasing a new success at home. On the path of the Colonial Country Club (par 70) great start also for Sergio Garcia (who won this tournament in 2001, twenty years ago), who got off on the right foot thanks to his best opening score since 2016. Spieth and Garcia they are among the four players in the competition (together with Erik Compton and Cameron Tringale) to have recorded a bogey free trial. The two leaders have two shots ahead of the Americans Erik Compton and Jason Kokrak, both 3 / i with 65 (-5). While Daniel Berger, reigning champion, is 14 / o (68, -2) alongside, among others, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose and Ian Poulter. Twenty-fourth place (69, -1) for Collin Morikawa (defeated in 2020 at the play-off by Berger).

“The Match” does not quit and actually raises. The fourth edition of the “green” show will be played on July 6 in the United States on the course of The Reserve at Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, in the state of Montana. Phil Mickelson, fresh from historic success at the PGA Championship and two-time winner of The Match, will play alongside Tom Brady, American football legend and great golf fan. Their challengers will be Bryson DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers (quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League and three-time MVP of the NFL). The show, “Capital One’s The Match”, will be charitable and will see the players on the pitch microphones.

In 2020 it marked the restart of the PGA Tour after 12 weeks of stoppage due to Covid. And now the Charles Schwab Challenge, scheduled from 27 to 30 May in Fort Worth, Texas, will be the first event of the top American circuit in which fully vaccinated players and professionals will no longer be forced to wear a mask to limit diffusion. of the virus.

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