On May 13, Jordan Spieth hit 63 rounds in the first round of Byron Nelson – the PGA Tour event in Texas, after three weeks of putting off the club because of Covid-19.

Spieth hit 63 strokes in Byron Nelson's first round

Spieth hit 63 on Byron Nelson’s first day.

The tournament took place at TPC Craig Ranch par72 with a prize fund of 8.1 million USD.

On the opening day, Spieth scored seven birdies and one eagle on the no-bogey scoreboard. In the opening game, he reached 296.8 yards in two holes recorded by the PGA Tour as the average distance in the first hole. The whole leg, Spieth hit 11 fairways, onto the green according to the 15-hole standard.

He scored the birdie in the match – hole 1, closed the round with eagle 18th hole. In the last hole of par5, the American golfer born in 1993 played 273 yards on the left side of the fairway, adding 277 yards to green in the second and finished his work. with a putt 16.7 meters uphill.

Spieth eagle with a 16.7 meter slide up the slope

Spieth eagle with a 16.7 meter uphill putt.

After this phase, Spieth and JJ Spaun kept the top of the table – T1 at -9. Spaun joined in against Spieth, scoring nine birdies and no bogey. Spaun is three years younger than Spieth, the same professional age, but has not yet won the PGA Tour.

During the press conference before the tournament, Spieth revealed about the positive test result during the week of the Zurich Classic – PGA Tour event in Louisiana from April 22 to 25.

The typical symptoms appear in 36 hours, leaving Spieth with a broken body and a sinus allergy for a few days, but he also quickly recovered from the disease. Due to PGA Tour’s epidemic control and poor condition, Spieth had both dropped Valspar and Wells Fargo Championship in the past two weeks.

Jordan Spieth tees off on the 16th hole of round 1 AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch par72, Texas on May 13.  Photo: USA Today

Jordan Spieth tees off on the 16th hole of round 1 AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch par72, Texas on May 13. Image: USA Today

Before contracting Covid-19, Spieth was in high form. Through eight events from February to April, he finished in the top 10 six times, including T3 at the major Masters and first place in the Texas Open. With this title, Spieth finished 1,351 days thirsty for the PGA Tour, and joined the group of five golfers holding at least 12 championships before the age of 28, alongside Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas.

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