First Round Update — PGA Tour — Quicken Loans National — Robert Trent Jones Jr. Golf Club — Gainesville, Virginia —
South Africa’s Retief Goosen — a two-time major champion — co-leads the PGA Tour’s Quicken Loans National as play was delayed due to weather issues.
Goosen was bogey-free and 8-under through 17 holes at the Robert Trent Jones Jr. Golf Club when the horn blew to stop play. He is currently tied at the top with Justin Leonard and Ryo Ishikawa. All three of holes to complete.
Steve Wheatcroft is in the clubhouse at 6-under-65 and T-4 at the moment.
Several high-profile players and betting favorites are in mid-round action including Rickie Fowler (3-under through 17). Justin Rose, the pre-tournament betting favorite at skybet.com at 8-to-1 odds, Jimmy Walker and Tiger Woods have all yet to tee off.
Goosen opened as an 80-1 long shot, while Ishikawa was a whopping 150-1 pick. The 46-year-old Goosen was third at the PGA Tour’s Frys.com Open this season and 8th at the Northern Trust. He also posted a 4th BMW International Open on the European Tour in June. He finished T-20 at the Open Championship. He last win was in 2009. He is currently 192nd in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Other Golf News:
- Marc Warren, 58th in the world rankings, was among the Day One winners in the European Tour’s Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play event. Lawrie was also a victor along with Jeev Milka Singh, Peter Uihlein and Matthew Fitzpatrick.
- Rolex Ranking World No. 4 Hyo-Joo Kim of South Korea leads the RICOH Women’s British Open after 18 holes at 7-under. Kim, who won the Founders Cup event in Phoenix earlier this year, shot a bogey-free 65 with five birdies and an eagle. Kim is one shot clear of 37-year-old American Cristie Kerr and World No. 2 Lydia Ko, searching for her first major title. So Yeon Ryu, 5th ranked in the world, is T-4 at 5-under, while Suzann Pettersen is part of a group that shot 68 and sits T-6.
- The Champions Tour hosts the 3M Championship beginning Friday in Minnesota at TPC Twin Cities.
- Lexi Thompson, who won the Meijer LPGA Classic last week, opened with 71 in Scotland at Trump Turnberry. Stacy Lewis is T23 after a 70 and Inbee Park is four shots off the lead and T-14. Park opened as the betting favorite (7-1 odds) with three wins in 2015 including the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.