Kodaira and Hickok, first leaders in the Travelers

The Japanese and the American finished the first day of the tournament with 63 strokes, seven under par. Dustin Johnson and Rafa Cabrera Bello, far from the leaders.


The Japanese Satoshi Kodaira and the American Kramer Hickok achieved a record of 63 strokes (-7) that put them in front of the Travelers Championship tournament, of the PGA Tour, when completing the first round.

Kodaira and Hickok, who barely made one bogey each on their respective rounds - the best for both as professionals - had one less stroke than American Talor Gooch (64, -6), who finished second.

While five other golfers delivered a signed card of 65 strokes (-5), to two of the leaders and share fourth place.

The defending champion, American Dustin Johnson, who was ranked No. 1 in the world until Jon Rahm of Spain overtook him on Sunday with his US Open victory, stumbled at first with a bogey on the second hole and then a double on the number 3.

Johnson finished with two birdies and posted a record of 70, the par for the TPC River Highlands course, where the tournament is played.

Colombian Sebastián Muñoz finished in fifteenth place with a record of 67 shots (-3) after making three bogeys with two birdies in the first half of the round and in the second he was perfect with four birdies.

The Chilean Joaquín Niemann (68, -2) shared the twenty-fifth place with 19 other players, while the Mexican Carlos Ortiz achieved a record of 70 (par) and was placed in 76th place, also tied with 19 more golfers.

The Spanish Rafael Cabrera, the Mexican Abraham Ancer and the Puerto Rican Rafael Campos, who finished the day with a record of 72 strokes (+2) each, were worse off to share the position 110

The Argentine Emiliano Grillo had less inspiration in his game by delivering a signed card of 74 (+4) and going down to 150th place in the provisional classification.

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