The summer of great international golf knows no stops. In fact, the first round of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Championship (prize pool 10.5 million dollars), an event organized in cohabitation between the PGA Tour and the European circuit, ended a few minutes ago.
The tournament is limited to only 70 golfers chosen from the members of the last President Cup and Ryder Cup, among the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking, and among those who have won a tournament in the last 12 months.
Jordan Spieth, results
At the end of the first round, Jordan Spieth leads the standings. The American leads with a score of -7 (63 strokes) thanks to a bogey free round enhanced by the eagle signed on the 16th hole. For the pacemaker, a margin over the South Korean Tom Kim, and two over the Argentine Emiliano Grillo and the compatriot Collin Morikawa.
On the par 70 course of the TPC Southwind of Menphis (Tennessee, United States) fifth position with a score of -4 and top ten closed by a large group of participants made up of the Canadian Adam Svensson, the English Tommy Fleetwood and Aaron Rai, the Australian Cam Davis, and from the Americans Eric Cole, Lucas Glover, Taylor Moore, J.T.
Poston, Kurt Kitayama and Xander Schauffele. Very short ranking with over half of the field that closed the first round with scores below par. -3 and a good debut for world number one Scottie Scheffler, who shares the place, among others, with the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy.
Nightmare debut instead for Jon Rahm. The Iberian is fourth from last after the daily +3 which jeopardizes the continuation of the tournament. Jordan Spieth (Dallas, Texas, July 27, 1993) is an American athlete and golfer. He has competed on the PGA Tour since 2013, where he has achieved 12 victories, highlighting the 2015 Augusta Masters, the 2015 United States Open, the 2015 Tour Championship and the 2017 British Open.
On August 17, 2015, he obtained the first place in the world ranking, where it has been located in four periods for a total of 26 weeks. At the junior level, Spieth won the 2009 and 2011 US Amateur Open, was second in the 2008 and 2009 Junior PGA Championship, and scored two and a half points for the US team in the 2011 Walker Cup.
At the age of 16, the golfer was invited to play the 2010 Byron Nelson Championship, where he finished 16th. In 2011 he was invited back to the tournament and again made the cut. Spieth played in college for the Texas Longhorns in 2012.
In his freshman year, he was named Big 12 Player of the Year, NCAA All-American, and finalist for the Ben Hogan Award. He also played in the US Open, where he finished 21st as best amateur.