Correspondent Hoon Kwon = Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who shouted, “I am the best in the world,” lost face.
McIlroy shot a 2-over par 73 in the first round of the PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open (total prize money of $20 million) held at TPC Scottsdale (par 71) in Scottsdale, Arizona on the 10th (Korean time). hit
McIlroy, who was 7 strokes behind Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwon (above Canada), who tied for the lead with a 5-under-par 66, was tied for 82nd, making passing the cut a priority.
McIlroy, world No. 1 in men’s golf, was asked at a press conference the day before the tournament, “Do you think he’s the best player in the world right now?” Without hesitation, he said, “Yes,” and showed strong confidence, saying, “The best performance in my entire golf career.” was disappointing.
The WM Phoenix Open is McIlroy’s first PGA Tour event this year.
On this day, McIlroy pulled out only two birdies and wrote down four bogeys. 메이저사이트
He spewed long drives averaging 330 yards, but his shots faltered a lot, landing only four times on the fairway and missing the green eight times.
He was also not very good at putting, averaging 1.8 putts when he got on the green in his regular at-bats.
McIlroy said, “The wind blew at a 90 degree angle throughout the game and it kept changing direction a little bit. He thought he hit the perfect shot, but it went over the green 20 yards. The wind tricked me all day.”
Although the results were not good, McIlroy enjoyed popularity that day, reminiscent of Tiger Woods (USA).
A cloud crowd gathered and filmed McIlroy’s every move with a cell phone camera, and cheers rang out every time he took a shot.
As the progress of the match was delayed, many players were delayed until the sun went down without completing the first round.
Lim Seong-jae (25), who hit a 1-under 70, finished the first day in a tie for 19th, the highest among Korean players.
Im Seong-jae was sluggish with 1 birdie and 2 bogeys until the 10th hole, but in the 15th hole (par 5), he put the ball 2m next to the hole twice and caught the eagle, and caught the eagle on the 16th hole (par 3) and 17th hole (par 4) It rebounded by pulling out consecutive birdies. He regretted losing one stroke on the 18th hole (par 4).
Kim Joo-hyung (21) traded 2 birdies and 2 bogeys until the 12th hole. He made up for it with birdies on holes 5 (par 4) and 9 (par 4).
Kim Si-woo (28), who started the game on the 10th hole, wrote down 1 birdie and 1 bogey in 10 holes up to the 1st hole. Kim Si-woo received applause for putting a 13m birdie putt in hole 16 (par 3).
Lee Kyung-hoon (32) had a heavy step with a 2-over-par 73.
World No. 2 and defending champion Scotty Scheffler (USA) reduced one stroke until the 11th hole, and world No. 3 Jon Rahm (Spain) cruised by hitting 3 under par until the 13th hole.