Scottie Scheffler leads with seven others rivals



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Scottie Scheffler leads with seven others rivals

PGA Tour golfers gather in Texas to battle it out in the Charles Schwab Challenge ($ 8.4 million prize pool). The event, born in 1946 under the name of Colonial National Invitation, sees a large group of eight participants in command at the end of the first round.

Scottie Scheffler, results

At the top of the leaderboard with the score of -4 (66 hits) we find the Australian Cam Davis, the Canadian Nick Taylor, the Americans Beau Hossler, Chris Kirk, Harold Varner III, Webb Simpson, Patrick Redd, and the number one of the 'Official World Golf Ranking Scottie Scheffler.

The latter wants to redeem the disappointing PGA Championship, and starts with a solid bogey free round. Very short ranking, and top ten which is closed with a score of -3 by the Colombian Camilo Villegas, by the South African Dylan Frittelli, and by the Americans Austin Smotherman, Pat Perez, Scott Stallings, David Riley, and Kevin Na.

On the par 70 course of the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth (Texas, United States) golfers closed their debut below par 43. There is really a lot of balance after the first 18 holes with very few entries in the tournament who may be disappointed with their first round.

26th with -1 the Norwegian Viktor Hovland, while the Chilean Mito Pereira, among the protagonists of the recent PGA Championship, is stationed in 43rd place after having turned on par with the par. +1 and 57th place for Justin Thomas, who arrives reassured by the Major's victory in the playoff over Will Zalatoris.

The latter finally starts slowly, not going beyond the +2 of the day. Balance and show in Texas in the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge. In Fort Worth, there is a fight at the top where there are eight - with a score of 66 (-4) strokes - the leaders: Americans Scottie Scheffler (world number 1), Webb Simpson, Patrick Reed, Harold Varner III, Chris Kirk, Beau Hossler, Canadian Nick Taylor and Australian Cameron Davis.

At the Colonial Country Club (par 70), Scheffler made a strong start with a bogey free trial, with four birdies, eager to redeem the cut at the PGA Championship. And right after his PGA Championship triumph, he didn't start off at his best - the Charles Schwab Challenge-Justin Thomas, who is 57 / o at 71 (+1).

Not an exciting start also for Collin Morikawa (fourth in the world ranking), 43 / o with 70 (par). The Norwegian Viktor Hovland and the Texan Jordan Spieth certainly did better, among the big names in the event and both 26 / i with 69 (-1). Same score, among others, also for the American Jason Kokrak, who defends the title.