In the first round of the PGA Tour Arnold Palmer Invitational, Spain’s Jon Rahm, world number one, took the lead.
In the first round held at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge (par 72) in Orlando, Florida, Ram hit a 7-under-par 75, beating Chris Kirk (USA) and other runners-up by two strokes and taking the sole lead, winning his fourth win of the season. You’ve taken the first step towards it.
In the five competitions he participated in this year, Ram showed amazing momentum of ‘win-win-7th-3rd-win’.
Ram, who climbed to the top of the Genesis Invitational on the 20th of last month and regained world No. 1 in 11 months, seems to be on a quest to win two competitions in a row and solidify the world No. 1.
Ram, who raised the atmosphere from the beginning with consecutive birdies on holes 1 to 3, was sloppy with a look at hole 8 (par 4), but made up for it with a birdie on hole 12 (par 5).
Ram showed off his back by reducing 4 strokes in holes 16-18.
In the 16th hole (par 5), he put the ball on the green twice and then put a 7m eagle putt, quickly taking the top line of the leaderboard.
On the 17th hole (par 3), he dropped his tee shot 80cm to the side of the hole, lightly reducing one more stroke, and finished the first round in a good mood by catching a 1.5m birdie on the last hole 18 (par 4).
After winning the Honda Classic four days ago for the first time in eight years, Kirk cut 5 strokes with 7 birdies and 2 bogeys to lay the groundwork for a second consecutive win.
Last season’s rookie Cameron Young (USA) and Kurt Kitayama (USA), who have yet to win the PGA Tour, also joined in a tie for second place. 메이저놀이터
Scotty Scheffler (USA), who is aiming for a second consecutive victory in this tournament and reclaiming world No. 1, turned on the blue light to defend the title with a 4 under par 68 strokes.
Schaeffler tied for 5th place, 3 strokes behind Ram, and Zander Chopley and Jordan Spieth (above USA) also entered the championship race by hitting 4 under par 68 strokes.