Charles Schwab Challenge R1

Justin Rose flies out of the blocks

June 11-14
Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas
$7,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

Justin Rose flies out the blocks to sit at Charles Schwab Challenge summit
Justin Rose held the clubhouse lead on the first day of the Charles Schwab Challenge (David J. Phillip/AP)

Justin Rose carded a blemish-free round of 63 to take the lead alongside Harold Varner III in the first major tournament since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the sport.

The world number 14 was the clubhouse leader in Fort Worth, Texas, after the early starters finished their rounds, with American Varner holing an 11-foot putt at the 18th to finish on seven under.

The pair hold a one-shot lead over Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas, Mexico’s Abraham Ancer and Americans Collin Morikawa and Justin Thomas.



Dustin Johnson did not enjoy his own return to action quite so much, as the world number five stumbled to a one-over 71 and carded four bogeys in a rusty round.

Ian Poulter was in a group tied for 16th place after a round of 66 while Phil Mickelson – fresh from his challenge matches with Tiger Woods during the shutdown – could only manage a one-under 69 to sit in a share of 57th place.

The event is the first on the PGA Tour since the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida in early March, and has drawn a star-studded field to Texas.


Sixteen of the world top 20 will be in action over the weekend, and top-ranked Rory McIlroy’s round of 68 was good enough for a share of 39th place.

Rose said a bit of luck on the opening hole had set him on his way as he overcame some wayward shots to birdie his first hole.

“I got some momentum,” he said on Sky Sports Golf. “I didn’t play particularly well on the first six or seven holes but the putter was really hot.



“I got into a nice rhythm and I could have maybe got in the clubhouse better but I rode my luck a little bit.

Rose felt the performance was reward for the work he managed to do during the hiatus.

“I’ve worked hard for sure,” he said. “I haven’t just sat around. I had the opportunity to get better. My season wasn’t going particularly well up until the Players Championship so you try to look at the positives.

“Obviously it’s been a tough situation for everybody across the world, there are some dire circumstances, but you’ve got to look at yourself, your personal situation, and think, ‘How can I make the most of this?’”


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
T1
Justin Rose
ENG
-7
63
T1
Harold Varner III
USA
-7
63
T3
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-6
64
T3
Abraham Ancer
USA
-6
64
T3
Collin Morikawa
USA
-6
64
T3
Justin Thomas
USA
-6
64
T7
Brian Harman
USA
-5
65
T7
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-5
65
T7
Gary Woodland
USA
-5
65
T7
Daniel Berger
USA
-5
65
T7
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-5
65
T7
Tom Lehman
USA
-5
65
T7
Tyler Duncan
USA
-5
65
T7
Jordan Spieth
USA
-5
65
T7
Xander Schauffele
USA
-5
65
T16
Branden Grace
RSA
-4
66
T16
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-4
66
T16
Corey Conners
CAN
-4
66
T16
Cameron Champ
USA
-4
66
T16
Ian Poulter
ENG
-4
66
T16
Ryan Moore
USA
-4
66
T16
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-4
66
T16
Sepp Straka
AUT
-4
66
T16
Matt Jones
AUS
-4
66
T16
Adam Schenk
USA
-4
66
T26
Doc Redman
USA
-3
67
T26
Lucas Glover
USA
-3
67
T26
Alexander Noren
SWE
-3
67
T26
Keith Mitchell
USA
-3
67
T26
Brice Garnett
USA
-3
67
T26
Matthew Wolff
USA
-3
67
T26
Jason Kokrak
USA
-3
67
T26
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-3
67
T26
Jim Furyk
USA
-3
67
T26
Kevin Kisner
USA
-3
67
T26
Scott Piercy
USA
-3
67
T26
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
-3
67
T26
Mark Hubbard
USA
-3
67
T39
Brian Stuard
USA
-2
68
T39
Joel Dahmen
USA
-2
68
T39
Patrick Reed
USA
-2
68
T39
Jason Dufner
USA
-2
68
T39
Andrew Landry
USA
-2
68
T39
J. T. Poston
USA
-2
68
T39
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-2
68
T39
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-2
68
T39
Talor Gooch
USA
-2
68
T39
Scottie Scheffler
USA
-2
68
T39
Billy Horschel
USA
-2
68
T39
Bubba Watson
USA
-2
68
T39
Brooks Koepka
USA
-2
68
T39
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-2
68
T39
Tony Finau
USA
-2
68
T39
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-2
68
T39
Chris Kirk
USA
-2
68
T39
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-2
68
T57
Robby Shelton
USA
-1
69
T57
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-1
69
T57
Marc Leishman
AUS
-1
69
T57
Pat Perez
USA
-1
69
T57
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-1
69
T57
Phil Mickelson
USA
-1
69
T57
Kevin Streelman
USA
-1
69
T57
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-1
69
T57
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-1
69
T57
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-1
69
T57
Cameron Smith
AUS
-1
69
T57
Brendon Todd
USA
-1
69
T57
Jon Rahm
ESP
-1
69
T57
Keegan Bradley
USA
-1
69
T57
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-1
69
T57
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-1
69
T57
Scott Brown
USA
-1
69
T57
John Senden
AUS
-1
69
T57
Kramer Hickok
USA
-1
69
T57
Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
-1
69
T57
Peter Uihlein
USA
-1
69
T78
Bill Haas
USA
Par
70
T78
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
Par
70
T78
Charles Howell III
USA
Par
70
T78
Viktor Hovland
NOR
Par
70
T78
Jimmy Walker
USA
Par
70
T78
Max Homa
USA
Par
70
T78
Bernhard Langer
GER
Par
70
T78
Chesson Hadley
USA
Par
70
T78
Danny Lee
NZL
Par
70
T78
Henrik Norlander
SWE
Par
70
T78
Harry Higgs
USA
Par
70
T78
Denny McCarthy
USA
Par
70
T78
Jazz Janewattananond
THA
Par
70
T78
Matt Wallace
ENG
Par
70
T78
Jason Day
AUS
Par
70
T78
Matthew NeSmith
USA
Par
70
T94
Wyndham Clark
USA
1
71
T94
Chez Reavie
USA
1
71
T94
Dustin Johnson
USA
1
71
T94
Brendan Steele
USA
1
71
T94
Shane Lowry
IRL
1
71
T94
Victor Perez
FRA
1
71
T94
Doug Ghim
USA
1
71
T94
Bud Cauley
USA
1
71
T94
Charley Hoffman
USA
1
71
T94
Zac Blair
USA
1
71
T94
Danny Willett
ENG
1
71
T94
Matt Kuchar
USA
1
71
T94
Scott McCarron
USA
1
71
T94
Sebastian Munoz
COL
1
71
T94
Nick Watney
USA
1
71
T94
Franklin Corpening
USA
1
71
T110
Ryan Palmer
USA
2
72
T110
Tom Hoge
USA
2
72
T110
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
2
72
T110
Kevin Na
USA
2
72
T110
Jim Herman
USA
2
72
T110
Harris English
USA
2
72
T110
Brian Gay
USA
2
72
T110
Tom Lewis
ENG
2
72
T110
Tyler McCumber
USA
2
72
T110
Chad Campbell
USA
2
72
T110
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
2
72
T110
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
2
72
T110
Zach Johnson
USA
2
72
T110
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
2
72
T110
Nate Lashley
USA
2
72
T110
Josh Teater
USA
2
72
T110
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
2
72
T110
Richy Werenski
USA
2
72
T128
Kevin Tway
USA
3
73
T128
Steve Stricker
USA
3
73
T128
Troy Merritt
USA
3
73
T128
Andrew Putnam
USA
3
73
T128
Rickie Fowler
USA
3
73
T128
Webb Simpson
USA
3
73
T128
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
3
73
T128
Andy Ogletree
USA
3
73
T128
Cameron Davis
AUS
3
73
T137
Beau Hossler
USA
4
74
T137
Patton Kizzire
USA
4
74
T137
Olin Browne
USA
4
74
T137
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
4
74
T141
J. J. Henry
USA
5
75
T141
Russell Knox
SCO
5
75
T141
Adam Long
USA
5
75
T144
Scott Harrington
USA
6
76
T144
Sam Ryder
USA
6
76
T144
Keith Clearwater
USA
6
76
T147
Lanto Griffin
USA
7
77
T147
David Frost
RSA
7
77
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