In Texas, the first round of the Houston Open of golf was suspended due to the arrival of darkness with 13 players called to complete the opening 18 holes.
Houston Open, schedule
At the Memorial Park GC (par 70), in the PGA Tour tournament, Francesco Molinari recorded a lap in 69 (-1), with three birdies and two bogeys, and is 38 / o.
The Turinese is four shots away from the occupied summit, with a score of 65 (-5), from the Swedish Alex Noren and the Americans Aaron Wise, Tony Finau. On the "-5", but with still a hole to complete, there is also another American: Tyson Alexander.
Scottie Scheffler's race did not start well. Runner up last year, the world number 2 is 53 / o with 70 (par) alongside, among others, the Japanese Hideki Matsuyama. To return to the top of the world ranking, and overtake the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy (absent for the occasion), Scheffler in Texas is called to victory.
With Molinari, in 38 / o place, there are also Zach Johnson, captain of the US team at the Ryder Cup 2023 in Rome, and Lee Hodges, protagonist of eagle at hole 1 (par 4 of 516 yards), with a pocketed shot from 212 yards (193.8 meters).
Houston is a city in the United States of America and the county seat of Harris County in the State of Texas. A small portion of the city extends into Fort Bend and Montgomery counties. The population was 2 304 580 inhabitants as of 2020, making it the most populous city in the state and the fourth most populous city in the nation.
It is the main city in the metropolitan area known as Greater Houston. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city is named after former US general and politician Sam Houston .
Houston is world famous for its energy (particularly oil) and aviation industries, as well as for its port, one of the busiest in the United States. Many residents have moved here from other American states, or from other countries around the world, for business reasons.
Houston is home to several universities. The most important is the University of Houston, the first university in Texas for research; Also important is Rice University, a private university that boasts one of the highest funding in the world.
There are also the University of Saint Thomas, Houston Baptist University, the University of Houston-Clear Lake, the University of Houston-Downtown, and Texas Southern University. Houston is nicknamed Space City: in fact, NASA is based here and "Houston" was the first word pronounced by astronaut Neil Armstrong as soon as the LEM was placed on the lunar surface.
Another nickname is Bayou City, due to the dense network of small waterways (the bayou) that cross it. From Houston to the east stretches the Cajun region which includes the neighboring state of Louisiana. In 2005, Men's Fitness magazine named the city a symbol of obesity in the United States, as statistics show that 23% of residents are clinically obese.
Houston also has twice as many sweet pancake shops as the US average. The Texan city boasts one of the largest Vietnamese communities in the United States.