In Hilton Head, South Carolina, RBC Heritage began with the Cameron Smith show and the false start of Dustin Johnson, world number 1. In the PGA Tour tournament Smith, with a bogey free trial closed in 62 (-9) strokes, equaled the lowest score, in the opening round, in the history of the tournament.
For a performance that allowed him to take the lead in the standings.
Cameron Smith, RBC Heritage
The Australian (for him two career successes on the top American men's golf circuit) has only one shot ahead of Stewart Cink, winner of the competition in 2000 and 2004, second with 63 (-8).
Super pure start for the American who, at the age of 47 (he will celebrate 48 on May 21) and 22nd appearance at RBC Heritage, has signed his lowest score in 75 rounds played at Harbor Town Golf Links (par 71). Among the big names in the race - five in the world Top 10 - the American Collin Morikawa (n.4 in the ranking) started the race on the right foot, 3 / o with 65 (-6) like the English Matt Wallace .
E 'instead 17 / o (68, -3) Will Zalatoris, fresh from second place in The Masters. Same score, among others, for the Spaniard Sergio Garcia. After the unexpected exit to the cut at the Masters Tournament Johnson, in search of redemption, is 46 / o (70, -1), 8 shots away from the top.
Also chasing Webb Simpson (reigning champion) and Patrick Cantlay, 67 / i (71, par) like Lee Westwood. Start to forget for the British Tyrrell Hatton, only 99 / o (73, +2). Disappointing performance also for fellow countryman Tommy Fleetwood, 128 / o (76, +5).
In an event that is giving away a prize pool of 7,100,000 dollars. Together for the "green" Italian Golf Federation and DS Automobiles, a French car brand, announce a three-year partnership also under the banner of eco-sustainability between respect for the territory and the environment, also through sport and therefore golf.
The deal was unveiled during a streaming press conference. In addition to being the main partner of the FIG, DS Automobiles will be title sponsor of the Italian Open, the 78th edition of which will be staged from 2 to 5 September at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Guidonia Montecelio (Rome) where, in 2023, the Ryder Cup will be the protagonist, for the first time in Italy.