The primary spherical of the 2022 Vacationers Championship is within the books, and one of many sport’s largest stars shares the highest spot on the leaderboard.
Take a look at the whole leaderboard right here.
Right here’s what it is advisable to know from the first-round motion in Cromwell, Conn.
Betting favourite Rory McIlroy shares the lead with J.T. Poston at eight beneath par after Day 1. That’s a spherical of 62, people!
McIlroy contunued his latest scorching streak with a bogey-free spherical at TPC River Highlands, whereas Poston did the identical. Poston’s spherical was highlighted by a back-nine 29. (!)
Regardless of the ultra-low scores, the 2 share solely a one-shot benefit over their closest opponents.
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Talking of closest opponents, the gamers who occur to be just one shot again are Xander Schauffele and Martin Laird. Three gamers are two pictures again at six beneath total (Charles Howell III, Webb Simpson and Patrick Cantlay), and two extra are three pictures again (Cam Davis and Matthew NeSmith). There are 18 others inside 5 pictures.
It appears that evidently when the scoring is that this low, no lead is secure. Cue the drama!
What about Scottie Scheffler?
The U.S. Open runner-up and PGA Tour record-breaker was the opposite betting favourite this week, together with McIlroy.
Scheffler made three bogeys and one birdie to signal for a spherical of two-under 68 — in no way out of the combo, and at present T28.
Take a look at the tee instances for the second spherical right here.