Puerto Rico Open 2021: Round One, Gainey leads


PGA TOUR 2021 - Puerto Rico Open - Round One, Tommy Gainey leads

From the Daily Wrap-up:

Tommy Gainey birdied five of the last seven holes at breezy Grand Reserve for a 7-under 65 and the first-round lead Thursday in the PGA TOUR's Puerto Rico Open.

Gainey, the 45-year-old from South Carolina who won his lone PGA TOUR title in 2012, had a one-stroke lead over local favorite Rafael Campos, Robert Garrigus, Taylor Pendrith, Lee Hodges, Greg Chalmers, Fabian Gomez and Brandon Wu.

"It's windy. It's Puerto Rico," Gainey said. "I'm just glad that it's 80 degrees outside, because back in South Carolina, all it is, is 40 degrees and raining. So, I'm just glad to be in some hot weather. Wind, I can deal with. But I just hit it really good today."

The tournament is being played opposite the World Golf Championship event in Florida. The winner will get into the PGA Championship in May.  Read more here

Australian Greg Chalmers is in the group just one stroke back from the lead, on 6-under 66, while fellow Aussie Cameron Percy is in the following group on 5-under 67.  Aaron Baddeley and John Senden are both 2-under, 67.


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