Sergio García and Rahm, very close to the leadership in the WGC-Workday

Webb Simpson and Matthew Fitzpatrick are the leaders after the first day after finishing with 66 shots. Sergio García is one of them and Rahm, two hits.


The American Webb Simpson and the English Matthew Fitzpatrick shared the provisional leadership of the PGA Tour WGC-Workday Championship tournament on Thursday, completing the first round with a signed card of 66 strokes (-6) .

Simpson was dominant and confident throughout the entire course of the Concession Golf Club course in Bradenton, Florida, where the PGA Tour season arrived after completing the first phase in California and Arizona, making seven birdies and committing only one bogey, the he did on par 4 of hole five when his putt from the green was not good.

While Fitzpatrick, who is having a great start to the season, was perfect, recording six birdies, including his last at hole 18.

The Spanish Sergio García along with the Americans Brooks Koepka, Billy Horschel and Kevin Kisner shared the third place with one more blow in their respective routes by delivering signed cards of 67 (-5) .

García had the opportunity to have shared the first place if he had not made a bogey on par 4 of the last hole of the course when he did not hit the putt.

The Spanish player finished the round with eight birdies, the one he achieved the most on the day, but his three bogeys cost him not to enjoy the lead.

While his compatriot, Jon Rahm, second in the world ranking, had the opportunity to have finished leader after he birdied the 17th hole, but in the last one he committed a bogey that left him with 68 strokes (-4) and shared with five other players ranked seventh.

The Colombian Sebastián Muñoz and the Chilean Joaquín Niemann also had a good performance by delivering both signed cards of 69 strokes (-3) that keeps them in an excellent position to be in the weekend's competition.

Muñoz finished the round with five birdies and two bogeys, which made consecutive holes 4 and 6, while Nieman had a brilliant first half with five birdies, but in the second he committed three bogeys and added one more birdie, on par 4 of the hole 12.

It was worse for the Mexicans Abraham Ancer, who delivered a signed card of 71 (-1) and Carlos Ortiz (73, +1), while the Spanish Rafael Cabrera continued his level of play without better since the new season began and the season ended. matchday with a record of 74 hits (+2) .

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