Travelers Championship: Rory McIlroy concludes minimum opening PGA Tour round and shares lead with JT Poston | Golf News

Rory McIlroy and JT Poston each took a one-shot lead in a packed field with a bogey-free 8-under 62 in the opening round of the Travelers Championship.The two are leading Xander Schauffele and Martin Laird all at once.

Last updated: 24/06/22 8:05 am

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Rory McIlroy led the 8 Underpar opening round at the Travelers Championship in collaboration with JT Poston.

Rory McIlroy led the 8 Underpar opening round at the Travelers Championship in collaboration with JT Poston.

Rory McIlroy continued his impressive form with an 8-under 62 to share the lead of the opening round with JT Poston at the Travelers Championship.

Former World No. 1 McIlroy, who won the Canadian Open earlier this month and was competing on the final day of the US Open last week, won eight birdies at the TPC River Highlands in Connecticut and won his worst opening round on the PGA Tour. I tied it.

American Poston holds the lead share after making birdies in 6 of the first 8 holes ahead of Olympic gold medalist Xander Schauffele and Martin Laird in Scotland.

McIlory and Poston are Charles Howell III, Webb Simpson and Patrick Cantlay. CamDavis and Matthew NeSmith took the lead by three strokes in 65 rounds.

In the last 10 tournaments, Poston missed six cuts, finishing third in the RBC Heritage in April and ninth in the Wells Fargo Championship in May.

England’s Tommy Fleetwood hit the eagle with a 2-under 68, but the course wasn’t allowed by Jordan Spieth. Jordan Spieth shot 5 over 75 and mixed 4 birdies, 5 bogies and 2 double bogeys.

14 players shot over 66 on the TPC River Highlands. This is a welcome break from the score at the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, a rugged course where the US Open was contested last week.

McIlroy may have hit only 7 of the 14 fairways, but I’m happy to be able to maintain his shape last month.

“I think the good thing is that I’m playing well and want to ride the wave of momentum you have,” he said in a post-round interview.

“I thought I’d be a little tired if I came here for four weeks in a row, but whenever I’m playing this well, I want to keep doing it.

“If I was taking a day off this week, I would have been sitting at home thinking I had missed a chance.

“My preparations weren’t normal. I got off to a good start, hit some high quality shots early on and built on it with confidence.

“When I entered the second nine, I started playing really well and started piercing some putts, and when you get on such a run you just have to try to keep it going. not.”

The Northern Irish started from the back nine and started the round with a chip in birdie on the 13th of par 5 to blow a bunker shot on the green side to the far fringe.

McIlroy says he was surprised at Brooks Koepka's decision to participate in a Saudi-sponsored LIV invitation series.

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McIlroy says he was surprised at Brooks Koepka’s decision to participate in a Saudi-sponsored LIV invitation series.

McIlroy says he was surprised at Brooks Koepka’s decision to participate in a Saudi-sponsored LIV invitation series.

Two more birdies saw him turn at 32, after which he rattled four more in seven holes.

However, he did his best to the perforast, cutting a corner with a 332-yard drive, leaving 44 yards to the pin, chipping a tap-in birdie and moving to 8 under.

Schauffele was another player whose preparation was not what he wanted, as his arrival at the TPC River Highlands was a bit quicker than usual due to the turmoil in his tea time.

But that didn’t affect the Americans, as he hit 18 greens with regulation at 63 bogey-free.

Four-time major winner Brooks Koepka has not participated in this event after participating in the LIV Golf Invitational Series.

Collin Morikawa denied that he was supposed to follow, as did Justin Thomas, who was unable to compete in the Travelers Championship due to an injury.

McIlroy: I’m not trying to prove anything

McIlroy reiterated his support for the PGA Tour after a week's increase in the number of players who chose to participate in the LIV Golf Series.

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McIlroy reiterated his support for the PGA Tour after a week’s increase in the number of players who chose to participate in the LIV Golf Series.

McIlroy reiterated his support for the PGA Tour after a week’s increase in the number of players who chose to participate in the LIV Golf Series.

McIlroy hasn’t stopped complaining about top players joining the LIV series in recent weeks.

Prior to the Travelers Championship, he said he felt that the actions and comments of some players were “overlapping.”

The threat of the LIV series seems to have sparked under McIlroy, but he denied trying to prove anything.

“I don’t think so. I think the most protective of the PGA Tour is the best player in the world so far. I’m not trying to prove anything to anyone,” he said.

Jay Monahan, PGA Tour Commissioner, said in a statement released prior to the Travelers Championship that he could not compete financially with the Saudi-backed LIV Invitational series.

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Jay Monahan, PGA Tour Commissioner, said in a statement released prior to the Travelers Championship that he could not compete financially with the Saudi-backed LIV Invitational series.

Jay Monahan, PGA Tour Commissioner, said in a statement released prior to the Travelers Championship that he could not compete financially with the Saudi-backed LIV Invitational series.

“I’m on track. I’m playing well. Whether it gives me a little more confidence to talk about a particular issue. But I just went out there trying to play my game and Win a few more tournaments. “

McIlroy met with PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan on Tuesday. He has announced plans to increase the size of his wallet and add up to three international events after the fall schedule for the top 50 FedEx Cup players is over.

“He is consistent,” McIlroy said. “He’s working on the things of the top players. He’s addressing everything he said he would address.

“I think some of what he said yesterday is great. Some of the changes made to the schedule … it will make the regular season much more competitive.

“I think that’s the case. I was talking to everyone to start from scratch at the beginning of the year. Everyone has the same opportunity to make a big event with big prizes, I think.” To be honest, It will make you more competitive and more attractive. I think that’s a good thing. “

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