McIlroy, who kept his pride, ‘Buddy-Eagle-Buddy’ in the remaining game… Co-lead with Reed
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Patrick Reed (USA) finished the first round of the European DP World Tour Hero Dubai Desert Classic (total prize money of 9 million dollars) with 6 under par side by side.
McIlroy played the remainder of the first round on the second day of the tournament held at Emirates Golf Club (par 72) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 27th. .
McIlroy, who started from hole 10 the previous day and finished the game through hole 6, followed by a birdie on hole 7 (par 3) and the second shot left 107 yards on hole 8 (par 4) led to a shot eagle that was sucked into the hole as it was. . The ninth hole (par 4) also caught a birdie and finished the first round neatly.
The first round of the tournament was not finished due to a delay due to heavy rain during the first day of the tournament.
Reid also played the remainder of the game and finished the first round with a par and an eagle, hitting a 6-under-par 66 to tie for the lead with McIlroy. As of 5:50 p.m., the remainder of the first round is in progress.
The two had a sharp battle of nerves before the opening of this tournament. 메이저사이트
Reed, who was practicing on the driving range, approached McIlroy and tried to greet him, but he refused. In response, Reed showed a nervous reaction by acting like throwing a wooden tee.
The story behind McIlroy’s refusal to greet Reed has something to do with LIV golf. On Christmas Eve at the end of last year, I was in a bad mood after receiving a summons from LIV Golf to appear in court. Reed joined LIV Golf after playing on the PGA Tour.
In addition, McIlroy is the representative star of the PGA Tour and the representative of the Players Board. Reid moved to LIV Golf last year and had a successful year, earning $12.21 million in prize money. Naturally, it also led to a battle of pride between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. In the result of the previous day’s match, Reed took the lead by two strokes, but with McIlroy’s fantastic finish that day, the first round was tied for the lead, resulting in a draw.
Victor Perez (France), Thomas Peters (Belgium), and Adri Arnaus (Spain) each scored 5 under par 67 to rank in a tie for 3rd place, while Wang Jeong-hoon (28) finished the first round with a 3 under par 69 for 13th place.