Rory McIlroy starts the PGA Tour season with 3 wins….On the first day of Travelers, only 8 birdies were ‘a blast’

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Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) started the championship with a fresh breeze on the first day. Lee Kyung-hoon (31, CJ Logistics) had the best performance among Korean players.

The Travelers Championship, the 36th of the 47 FedEx Cup official tournaments of the PGA Tour season, held at TPC River Highlands (par 70, 6852 yards) in Cromwell, Connecticut, USA on the 24th (Korea time), the Travelers Championship (total prize money 8.3 million) dollar) round 1

McIlroy caught 8 birdies without bogey that day and took the lead with JT Poston (USA). McIlroy won the CJ Cup and the RBC Canadian Open this season, making his 21st career victories on the PGA Tour.

Poston picked eight birdies without bogey, including five consecutive birdies from the 13th hole.

Xander Shopley (USA) also caught 7 birdies without bogey and was tied for third place with Martin Laird (Scotland).

Patrick Cantlay (USA) shot a 6-under 64, tied for 5th with Webb Simpson (USA) and Charles Howell III (USA), and ‘defending champion’ Harris English (USA) hit 4-under 66 with Keith Mitchell ( U.S.) and others were ranked in the 10th place.

With 4 birdies and 2 bogeys, Kyung-Hoon Lee was tied for 30th with world No. 1 Scottie Schaeffler (USA) with a 2-under 68.

Kim Si-woo (27, CJ Korea Express) was tied for 109th with Ricky Fowler (USA) and Jack Johnson (USA) with a 2-over par 72, and Kang Sung-hoon (35, CJ Korea Express) tied for 131st with a 3-over par 73. .

Jack Johnson (USA), who played with Schaeffler, tied for 109th with a 2-over par 72, Jordan Spieth (USA) tied for 148th with a 5-over-par 75, and Jason Day (Australia) with a 4-over 74 with Lanto Griffin (USA), etc. He placed 141st and was in danger of missing the cut.

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Im Seong-jae (24CJ Korea Express) withdrew due to injury right before the competition.

JTBC Golf & Sports will broadcast the second round live from 10:30 pm on the 24th.

Seongchan Ahn, Global Economy Waiter golfahn58@g-enews.com

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