Round One, WGC-Workday: Two share the lead and two from Aus are close


World Golf Championships 2021,  WGC-Workday Championship - Round One

Webb Simpson and Matthew Fitzpatrick share the lead at the close of the first round of the WGC-Workday, with rounds of 6-under 66.  American Webb Simpson won the Players Championship in 2018, among other tournament victories, while 26 year old Fitzpatrick from England was the British Masters champion in 2015 and last year won in Dubai.

Australians Wade Ormsby and Cameron Smith are just two strokes back from the lead, on 4-under 68.

When asked afterwards at the press-meet how he was finding The Concession, Cameron Smith said, "It's great!"   And, he added, "I love this course!"

You can hear Cameron Smith's brief comments at this Thursday Flash Interview.

Wade Ormsby's Thursday Flash Interview is here.  

Ormsby's thoughts are of his home, and he sends a shout-out to his ten month old daughter :)

For someone who has just done the hard yards of such a demanding course, Ormsby is remarkably serene.  

For other Aussies, Jason Day is on 1-under-par and Adam Scott and Marc Leishman are even-par.

From the Daily Wrap-up:

Webb Simpson ran off three straight late birdies for a share of the lead Thursday in the WGC-Workday Championship at Concession. Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau ran up some big numbers.

Simpson matched Matthew Fitzpatrick with a 6-under 66 at The Concession in the World Golf Championships event moved from Mexico to Florida because of COVID-19 circumstances.

Simpson birdied the par-4 15th and 16th and par-5 17th. The 2012 U.S. Open champion won twice last season and has seven PGA TOUR victories.

Fitzpatrick had a bogey-free round. The Englishman has six European Tour titles.  Read more here


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