World No. 1 Rory McIlroy (34, Northern Ireland) confidently saying, “I am the best in the world,” won the PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open (total prize money of 20 million), where he participated for the first time this year. dollar) dented my ego on the first day.
In the first round of the tournament held at Scottsdale TPC (par 71) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA on the 10th (Korean time), McIlroy took two birdies and made four bogeys to hit a 2-over par 73.
The game started delayed due to frost and strong winds increased the speed of the game, so 68 of the 134 players in the afternoon group could not finish the game.
McIlroy, who started from the morning group, made a bogey by dropping a tee shot into the water on hole 11 (par 4) in the first half, and caught birdies on holes 15 (par 5) and 17 (par 4), but failed on hole 18 (par 4). In 4), I dropped my tee shot into the right rough and wrote a bogey once again.
McIlroy, who recorded bogeys once in the second half스포츠토토 (par 4) and hole 7 (par 3) for tee shot hunting, recorded a 2-over par and is currently tied for 82nd place.
McIlroy sighed, saying, “I had a rough day with strong winds of 40 km/h.” At the same time, he regretted, “Actually, I had the best tee shot in hole 7 (par 3), but he went over the green by 20m.”
However, in hole 2 (par 4), the tee shot was pushed to the right and left the fairway for a long time, even in a critical situation where the right side was blocked by an iron barbed wire and a large tree stood in front, the world ranking that perfectly put the second shot on the green and made a par save. He also showed off his top-down appearance.
McIlroy reached the top in two recent PGA Tour events, including the Tour Championship in August last year and The CJ Cup in October, and was attempting to win three consecutive victories in this tournament.
“This is not a good setting for me,” he said. There seems to be a bunker at every landing point on the tee shot. But I will keep trying,” he said.
Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin (Canada) tied for the lead with a 5-under 66, and Zander Chopley (USA) tied for 3rd with a 4-under 67.
World No. 3 John Rahm (Spain) reduced 3 strokes, including an eagle, to the 13th hole and is tied for 6th place. Defending champion and world number 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA) tied for 19th with 1 under par through the 11th hole.
Lim Seong-jae (25) finished the first round with 1 under par and 70 strokes with 1 eagle, 3 birdies and 3 bogeys, and tied for 19th place. Kim Joo-hyung (25) recorded even par through the 12th hole, and Kim Si-woo (28) also recorded an even par through 10 holes and tied for 38th place. Lee Gyeong-hoon (32) tied for 82nd with a 2-over par and 73 strokes.