Despite a precarious position in the ranking of the Race, Rory McIlroy did not succumb to pressure. After one round, the young Northern Irish player is leading the tournament with two shots ahead of the Spaniard Fernandez-Castano and Welsh Donaldson. Bourdy and Jacquelin Already Distanced!
The words. First. Then acts. Rory McIlroy went from theory to practice during the first round of the WGC-HSBC Champions played in Shanghai (China). As promised twenty-four hours before a press conference , the Northern Irishman proves he can win this week largely in the fourth World Championship season, the second part in four acts of Final Series on the European Tour. With eight birdies to one bogey, the former world number one will offer the orders of the tournament with two strokes ahead of Spaniard Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, who won Sunday at the BMW Masters, and Welshman Jamie Donaldson
“Yesterday (Wednesday), I came to tell you how much I enjoyed this course and how I felt at ease here, he whispers, the peaceful look. I confirm that everything went pretty well for me. I’ve always been able to control the ball and I very often found in the position of birdies. This is actually a great start. This is certainly just the beginning but I’m on the path you want to borrow arrived here earlier in the week. This is the kind of start that I wanted to sign. I have not changed one iota about the purpose of my presence here in Shanghai. I want my first win of the season and be present in Dubai in a few weeks. ”
A 4000 Euros Happiness
“I tried throughout the season to be as patient as possible. I knew the things I spent a lot of time would end up paying. I am reaping the fruits of this long. It is quite frustrating to experience what I now live after two incredible seasons in terms of results (note: 2011 U.S. Open, PGA Championship 2012). I know that everything is still fragile. To me to be patient as I said without forcing things.”
We know McIlroy for the 62nd time in the race but only 4 000 South African Garth Mulroy, 60, plays very big in China over the next few days. A successful outcome in the WGC-HSBC Champions and its presence in Dubai between 14 and 17 November will no longer doubt. Recall that the winner will walk away from China with a check for 1,012,145 euros!
Bourdy In Trouble, Jacquelin Off Topic
Meanwhile this issue that everyone golf sincerely wish – it would still damage the winner of the 2012 Race not the final argument to 8 million endowment – the young British prodigy will have to use to counter assaults sacred customers who already point the tip of their nose into this now official event on the U.S. circuit.
Jordan Spieth, the revelation of the season on the PGA Tour, but Justin Rose, winner of the U.S. Open in June in Merion, or Bubba Watson, who seems to come slowly out of its lethargy unconsciously emerged after his victory at the Masters in 2012, are only three shots behind.
French side, it is however the biggest disappointment. Gregory Bourdy tip 64th position 3 (75) due to go missing (double the 6 triple to 9). But what about Raphael Jacquelin in total perdition with four double-bogeys granted, including two on the last two holes of the Sheshan International Golf Club. Jayden from his 8th place at the Scottish Open on July 14, the Lyon ranks 75th in 9 (81), along with the Japanese Ryo Ishikawa and South Korean Baek Seuk-hyun.
Standings After The First Round (Par 72):
1. Rory McIlroy (dN) 65 (-7)
2. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spa) 67 (-5)
-. Jamie Donaldson (GS) 67 (-5)
4. Jordan Spieth (USA) 68 (-4)
-. Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) 68 (-4)
-. Bubba Watson (USA) 68 (-4)
-. Justin Rose (Eng) 68 (-4)
64. Gregory Bourdy (Fra) 75 (3)
75. Raphael Jacquelin (Fra) 81 (9)