In Texas after the forced stop for contracting covid, a great return to the greens for Jordan Spieth who, with a partial of 63 (-9) strokes, closes the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson (PGA Tour) in the lead together with a another American player, John Michael Spaun.
First bogey free test in 35 rounds played in the competition for Spieth, who made 7 birdies and an eagle show in the final, on hole 18 (the last of the day), with a putt putted from 55 feet (over 16 meters). Round without errors also for Spaun, protagonist of 9 birdies.
At McKinney (32 miles north of Dallas) in 3rd position (64, -8) in addition to the Spanish Rafa Cabrera Bello, three other Americans: Aaron Wise, Doc Redman and Joseph Bramlett. There are 12 players in 7th position (65, -7), including Sergio Garcia.
Jordan Spieth, AT&T Byron Nelson
After the feat at The Masters - the first Japanese to impose himself in the event - Hideki Matsuyama, 54 / o (68, -4) is back in the race as Jon Rahm (world number 3). On the TPC Craig Ranch course (par 72) some too many difficulties for Bryson DeChambeau, 77 / o (69, -3).
Among the big names, Brooks Koepka disappoints, 116 / o (71, -1) and not in the best of conditions after the knee operation. Same score for the Scottish Ryan Lumsden, winner of the Byron Nelson Collegiate Golf Award 2019 (and for this reason competing in Texas with many champions) and this year in Vernole, Lecce, in the Mira Golf Experience Acaya Open, stage of the Alps Tour.
The European Tour has today announced a multi-year partnership with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. As the European Tour’s Official Unified Communications Partner, Zoom will provide comprehensive communications services including virtual and collaborative experiences for media, commercial partners, hospitality guests and the Tour’s global fanbase, through exclusive live-sport experiences.
Zoom will deliver virtual press conferences and facilitate key stakeholder activities at tournaments via the new Zoom Media Centre launched at this week’s Betfred British Masters hosted by Danny Willett at The Belfry, whilst also providing its services to the European Challenge Tour and Legends Tour.
In doing so, Zoom will assist the European Tour to achieve its sustainability goals moving forward, specifically contributing to its remote operations including tournament planning, which will reduce its carbon emissions by using its virtual communications services and enhanced collaboration services in the future.
Guests of Zoom and the European Tour will also be offered the chance to join the Virtual Clubhouse through Zoom at select events to experience a range of innovative spectator engagements.