Underlined five? YES. Four bottom? You have work to do. Three-under? Eighty-two (!) Players are in front of you. On a day one player calls Chamber of Commerce Day, visitors to Sea Island, Ga., are greeted by birds and eagles. Here are three things you need to know after Thursday’s first round of Classic RSM, playing in the Seaside and Plantation Courses at Sea Island Resort.
Sebastian Munoz in the lead
The lowest of the lows was Sebastian Munoz, who shot 5 holes on the front 9 on the Seaside Course and shot 3 holes and hit 1 on the back on his way to a 10 under 60 and a one shot lead against Mackenzie Hughes, Scott The stalls, Zach Johnson and Chez Reavie. It was the lowest round of Munoz’s career with six shots, and he doesn’t have five on his scorecard.
“I feel like my iron game is really good, and my 10-foot hit is really good,” Munoz said. “I created myself a lot of opportunities from the right positions and I read the lines pretty well. Sometimes these blues, no matter how good, are hard to read, so I feel like I did a good job visualizing my speed, and it works pretty well. ”
Why is everyone going low?
And why is Sea Island so generous? The best defense, the wind, took place during the day. But it is scheduled to work on Friday. And since RSM is played on two courts, players believe officials gave them a break in the first round before a cool Monday.
“Not tomorrow – to me that sounds like the exact opposite of today,” Johnson said. “They are talking not only about the wind, but the gust. I’ve heard anything between 25 and 35. I don’t know what’s going to happen. And it’s supposed to be 180, but you can see it.
“I would also like to add that I spoke to a couple of rules officers yesterday, and they made it, I don’t need to give it – when you have two courses and you basically have to play them. exactly the same thing and you’ll have a day where it’s completely benign, the flag just goes down, and then tomorrow the pegs will be whipped, you have to be prepared for the pawns, you know?
“So we had tees today – the 14th hole is the best example. It’s one of the hardest, best holes on this golf course, arguably on the PGA Tour. More times than not, it was a controller and a medium to long iron, and today it’s a 3-wood, wedge because the tees are up, slightly down to the right, and it’s not normal. I mean, I hit – I’m assuming I hit my head in the head at some point, but a lot of 6s and 5s. So they prepared for tomorrow, and that’s what they had to do. Unfortunately you see a lot of low scores. If you don’t like low scores, but I like low scores”.
But not everyone is short
One hundred and forty-one players shot equal or better. But a few do not. Among them are former Ryder Cupper Alex Noren (1 of 71) and Kevin Kisner (4 of 76), who won the RSM in 2016.
Rory Sabbatini, meanwhile, DQ violated Rule 4.1 Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard tweeted that Sabbatini, the Olympic silver medalist, had “a sticker affixed to his clubface which is not permitted under the Rules of Golf.
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