On the morning of July 29, 60 golfers, including 12 from the world’s top 30 (OWGR) entered the medal contest, but only British player Paul Casey entered the top 10 at the end of the first round.

Casey is in T8 with a -4, four strokes away from Sepp Straka at the top of the table.

The US team is rated the strongest by experts because it has four members in the top 12 in the world, including Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Reed. In this lineup, Morikawa, Thomas, and Schauffele take the 3-5 OWGR bracket, respectively, while Reed ranks 12th.

Justin Thomas is among the highly-rated golfers, but has had a bad start at the 2020 Olympics. Photo: AP:

Justin Thomas is one of the most appreciated golfers, but has not had a good start at the 2020 Olympics. Photo: AP

But all four have not proved their position in the starting stage to find the medal. Reed and Schauffele were at T12 (point -3), Thomas was at T41 (even par) while Morikawa was at T20 (-2). This position also holds Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama.

Today, the trump card of Japanese golf scored four birdies and one bogey over nine holes. But during the second half of the round, he added a bogey, leaving the rest par.

“If I say there’s no pressure, I’d be lying. This match is difficult. I lost my mental stability and ability to concentrate after the round. I need to completely overcome this problem in the next matches,” Matsuyama said. share on Golf Channel. On July 1, he was infected with nCoV. The health problem caused him to miss two PGA Tour events and the major The Open after that to practice vegetarian preparation for the Olympics, including the test round last weekend.

Straka took first place with 63 par71 shots set at 7447 yards for the first round. The first game with eight birdies and no bogey, the Austrian player hit six of the 14 fairways, going to the green on a 16-hole standard. He is ranked 161st OWGR.

On the scoreboard, right behind Straka is Jazz Janewattananond at -7. The Thai representative scored an eagle on hole 14, alongside seven birdies and two bogeys. Two strokes behind him are five T3 and T5 players with a one-stroke gap diminishing.

Men’s and women’s golf in Tokyo 2020 will be held on the East Kasumigaseki par71 course, in a 72-hole uncut stroke format and only individual achievements will be counted. Women’s content starts on the morning of August 2.

Quoc Huy

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