Rory McIlroy, who made his first appearance on the US PGA Tour this year, was sluggish from the first day.
McIlroy recorded a 2-over-par 73 in the first round of the US PGA Tour Phoenix Open held at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
McIlroy, who was 7 strokes behind Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwon, who tied for the lead with a 5-under par, was pushed to 82nd, making passing the cut unclear.
McIlroy, the world’s No. 1 in men’s golf, was asked at a press conference before the tournament, “Do you think he’s the best player in the world right now?” Without hesitation, he said without hesitation, “That’s right. I’m showing the best performance of my entire golf career,” showing confidence, but his performance was disappointing. .
The Phoenix Open is McIlroy’s first PGA Tour event this year, and McIlroy caught only two birdies on the first day and recorded four bogeys.
He blasted long hits averaging 330 yards, but his shots faltered a lot, landing only four fairways and missing the greens eight times. 메이저놀이터
As the progress of the first round was delayed, many players could not finish the first day and were postponed.
Im Seong-jae, who shot a 1-under 70, finished the first round with a tie for 19th, the highest among Korean players.
Im Seong-jae caught the eagle by putting the second shot on the par 5 15th hole 2m next to the hole.
Kim Joo-hyung exchanged 2 birdies and 2 bogeys until the 12th hole and recorded an even par.
They are in a tie for 38th after not finishing the first round.
Kim Si-woo, who started the game at the 10th hole, recorded even par in 10 holes until the 1st hole, standing shoulder to shoulder with Kim Joo-hyung, and Lee Gyeong-hoon was sluggish with 2 over par.
World No. 2 and defending champion Scotty Scheffler was one stroke down through the 11th hole.