Lucas Glover leads the first round at Barbasol

Behind him a US duo who also have the same name: Ryan Armor and Ryan Moore, both at -8

by Andrea Gussoni
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Lucas Glover leads the first round at Barbasol

The first round at the Barbasol Championship 2023 has ended, with its field reminiscent of that of an alternate event despite having stopped associating itself with the Open Championship after the reform of the calendars.

In command is the man most indicated as the greatest candidate for victory, Lucas Glover, author of a -9 (63 hits) with an eagle, seven birdies and a bogey.

Barbasol Championship 2023, results

Behind him a US duo who also have the same name: Ryan Armor and Ryan Moore, both at -8.

The quarterfinals are wide at -7, in which the first non-American in the rankings, the Englishman Daniel Brown, appears together with the Andrew Novak-Cody Gribble-Wesley Bryan trio. More Europe in the group of eighths at -6: there are the Danish Marcus Helligkilde, the Swedes Marcus Kinhult and Vincent Norman, the Spanish Angel Hidalgo and the stars and stripes trio formed by Adam Long, Johannes Veerman and Bo Van Pelt.

In an amateur key, Maxwell Moldovan's 24th place at -4 is interesting. Returning to the pros, the counter performance of the Thai Jazz Janewattananond is sensational: the native of Bangkok is 155th at +13 at the end of a real bad day.

The PGA Tour is an organization that curates major professional golf tours in the United States. It is based in Ponte Vedra Beach, a suburb of Jacksonville, Florida. The PGA Tour became its own organization in 1968, when it split from the PGA of America, which is now primarily an association of golf professionals, such as instructors and club managers.

Tournament players first formed their own organization, the Association of Professional Golfers (APG). Later, in 1968, the players abolished the APG and agreed to operate as the PGA "Tournament Players Division", a fully autonomous division of the PGA, overseen by a new 10-member Tournament Policy Board.

The name then officially changed to "PGA Tour" in 1975. In 1981, it had a marketing dispute with the PGA of America and decided to officially change its name. From the end of August of that year it becomes "TPA Tour", which stands for "Tournament Players Association". The dispute was resolved within seven months and the name of the tour reverted to being "PGA Tour" in March 1982.

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