AVONDALE, La. – The Zurich Traditional
started in a downpour, with the early morning teams taking part in in considerably moist situations
for Thursday’s Spherical 1 finest ball at TPC Louisiana.
Then, round 8:31 a.m. native time, the rain stopped proper earlier than Chez Reavie and Lucas Glover had been about to tee off on the 10th gap. Reavie birdied the primary two holes by himself, the solar got here out slightly later within the spherical and the duo was off and working.
Reavie and Glover shot a mixed 12-under 60 Thursday morning and are tied for the lead with Xinjun Zhang and Zecheng Dou. Six groups are T-2 and two pictures again at 10 below, together with Tony Finau/Daniel Summerhays, Chris Paisley/Tommy Fleetwood, J.J. Henry/Tom Hoge, Kevin Kisner/Scott Brown, Troy Merritt/Brendon De Jonge and Michael Kim/Andrew Putnam.
“As soon as the rain stopped on the primary tee, it was going to be a superb day,” Reavie stated. “We had been simply rolling. I believe we’re comfy. We wish to chortle and have a superb time after we’re taking part in golf, and it positively helps.”
That’s been a typical theme across the touring circus that’s the PGA Tour this week. As the one staff occasion on schedule, the Zurich Traditional breaks up the mundaneness of all of it. Guys can choose their companions they usually have enjoyable with it. They even interview as a staff after the rounds like Brennan Huff and Dale Doback in “Step Brothers.”
All the vibe is simply much less uptight than most weeks. Gamers appear to have their guards down, followers can get actually near the motion and there are not any scarcity of extracurricular actions in New Orleans.
Jim Furyk and David Duval had been amongst these smiling as they walked off the course Thursday following a 7-under 65.
“Everybody likes to exit and play golf with of us they get pleasure from, buddies of theirs, and this match offers you a chance to go compete with one among your buddies and actually have a superb time,” Furyk stated. “Everyone seems to be aggressive on this Tour and everybody desires to play nicely, however you have a look at this week and it’s a uncommon alternative to exit and actually, for some of us the enjoyable is gonna take precedent and also you’re gonna attempt to play some good golf round it.”
The golf will get more durable throughout Friday’s alternate shot, with some large names lurking off the lead. Jon Rahm and Wesley Bryan are T-32 at 6 below, as are Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer. Justin Thomas and Bud Cauley, in the meantime, are T-77 and second-to-last after managing a 2-under 70.
“We each really feel good with what we’re doing with our ball, and particularly with the format,” stated Palmer, who completed fourth with Spieth a 12 months in the past. “That was our format final 12 months. I believe we performed nicely within the alternate shot. We obtained a superb technique going into it, so I sit up for a superb day.”
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