Birdie Par Birdie Birdie Eagle Eagle… ‘Golf-obsessed’ rookie
7 under including back-to-back eagles in the first 6 holes. Surprisingly, the main character of the thrilling score that appears in a movie or cartoon is a rookie who debuted on the PGA tour this season. The main character is Davis Thompson (23, USA) from the University of Georgia.
Thompson shot 10-under 62 with 2 eagles and 6 birdies in the first round of the American Express (total prize money of 8 million dollars) held at La Quinta CC (par 72) in La Quinta, California on the 20th (Korean time). He shot 8 under par in the first half and cut two more strokes in the second half. He is the sole leader, two strokes ahead of the joint second place (8 under par) of five players, including world No. 4 Yon Ram (Spain) and world No. 13 Sam Burns (USA). Thompson, who finished in the top 10 only once in six competitions this season, took her first chance to win in a competition with big names such as Scotty Scheffler, Patrick Cantley, Zander Shopley (above USA), and Ram. 온라인바카라
Thompson went birdie-par-birdie-birdie-eagle-eagle on holes 1-6. The record of 7 under par in the first six holes is the first since Robert Strepp (USA) in the 2021 CJ Cup, and the single-round consecutive eagle is the first since Shane Lowry (Ireland) of The Open last year.
The tournament will be played in three courses, including the Nicklaus Tournament, La Quinta CC, and PGA West Stadium, for rounds 1 to 3, and then round 4 at the PGA West Stadium course. The difficulty of the stadium course is higher than the other two courses.
Im Seong-jae, who finished the first day at the Nicklaus Tournament Course, recorded a 7-under-par with 7 birdies and tied for 7th place with Shopley and others. After being eliminated from the Hawaii Sony Open cut last week, he will challenge for his first win of the season and his third career win. Noh Seung-yeol, who was on the waiting list and got a chance to play, hit 5 under par on the same course and tied for 27th place with Ahn Byeong-hun. Joo-hyung Kim is tied for 64th at 3 under par, and Siu Kim, the winner of the Sony Open and the champion of this tournament in 2021, is tied for 85th at 2 under par.