Charles Schwab Challenge R1

Jordan Spieth & Sergio Garcia take opening lead in Texas

Charles Schwab Challenge 2021 R1
May 27-30
Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas
$7,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Jordan Spieth and Sergio Garcia shot bogey-free 7-under 63s on a breezy Thursday to take the opening lead of the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas.


Charles Schwab Challenge 2021 R1

Spieth, a former winner in 2016 and two times runner-up, carded his best score in thirthy three rounds at this event.

“It’s hard to go any lower,” said Spieth. “That’s what I talked about before the tournament. If I could get a couple to go in early in the first round, and the confidence, and the work I’ve been doing on my stroke the last few days… I thought that would exude just a little bit of confidence into the rest of the round on greens where I’ve been very successful on before.”


Charles Schwab Challenge 2021 R1

Garcia matched his closing score at Colonial when he won the first of his eleven PGA Tour wins twenty years ago.

“It was quite breezy. It was gusty, so it wasn’t easy to pull some of the clubs. There were some tough holes out there, but I was able to hit really good shots on those holes, and a couple up-and-downs when I needed them.”


Charles Schwab Challenge 2021 R1

Phil Mickelson, playing with Spieth and defending champion Daniel Berger (68), delighted the crowd with a 22-foot birdie putt on the final hole but had to content himself with a 73 after missing fourteen fairways.

“It was almost like I was trying a little too hard, and I wasn’t just calm and let it happen, and I was a little bit antsy. Like I just couldn’t quite get calmed down in that same frame of mind.”


Charles Schwab Challenge 2021 R1

Mickelson found the course very playable but the rough is thick, and he found it often.

“You can’t play this course out of the rough because then you have tree trouble, which I had repeatedly, and I didn’t putt well,” he said. “But I won the PGA, so I’ll see if I can get it turned around for tomorrow and get a little better focus, a little better energy.”

Charles Schwab Challenge 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Jordan Spieth*
-7
63
T1
Sergio Garcia
-7
63
T3
Erik Compton
-5
65
T3
Jason Kokrak
-5
65
T5
Adam Hadwin
-4
66
T5
Brandt Snedeker*
-4
66
T5
Kramer Hickok
-4
66
T8
Patton Kizzire
-3
67
T8
Cameron Tringale
-3
67
T8
Talor Gooch*
-3
67
T8
Robert Streb*
-3
67
T8
Sebastián Muñoz*
-3
67
T8
Byeong Hun An
-3
67
T14
Brian Stuard*
-2
68
T14
Ian Poulter
-2
68
T14
Patrick Reed*
-2
68
T14
Justin Rose*
-2
68
T14
Daniel Berger*
-2
68
T14
Richy Werenski
-2
68
T14
Sepp Straka*
-2
68
T14
Doug Ghim*
-2
68
T14
Doc Redman*
-2
68
T14
Troy Merritt*
-2
68
T24
Camilo Villegas
-1
69
T24
Tyler McCumber*
-1
69
T24
J.J. Henry
-1
69
T24
Henrik Norlander
-1
69
T24
Kevin Streelman*
-1
69
T24
Joaquin Niemann*
-1
69
T24
Kyle Stanley
-1
69
T24
Will Zalatoris*
-1
69
T24
Vincent Whaley
-1
69
T24
Brian Harman*
-1
69
T24
Rory Sabbatini*
-1
69
T24
Tony Finau
-1
69
T24
Andrew Putnam*
-1
69
T24
Kevin Kisner
-1
69
T24
Collin Morikawa
-1
69
T24
Joseph Bramlett
-1
69
T24
John Augenstein*
-1
69
T41
Robby Shelton*
E
70
T41
Scottie Scheffler
E
70
T41
Peter Uihlein*
E
70
T41
Corey Conners
E
70
T41
Pat Perez
E
70
T41
Harry Higgs
E
70
T41
Cam Davis*
E
70
T41
Emiliano Grillo
E
70
T41
Maverick McNealy*
E
70
T41
Gary Woodland
E
70
T41
Adam Long
E
70
T41
Brice Garnett*
E
70
T41
Abraham Ancer*
E
70
T41
Carlos Ortiz*
E
70
T41
Nate Lashley
E
70
T41
Wyndham Clark
E
70
T57
Chris Kirk*
+1
71
T57
Xinjun Zhang*
+1
71
T57
C.T. Pan
+1
71
T57
Matt Jones
+1
71
T57
Sungjae Im
+1
71
T57
Nick Taylor*
+1
71
T57
Matt Wallace
+1
71
T57
Billy Horschel
+1
71
T57
Hudson Swafford*
+1
71
T57
Andrew Landry
+1
71
T57
Charley Hoffman*
+1
71
T57
Scott Brown*
+1
71
T69
Patrick Rodgers
+2
72
T69
Jason Dufner
+2
72
T69
Si Woo Kim*
+2
72
T69
Dylan Frittelli*
+2
72
T69
Scott Piercy
+2
72
T69
Brendon Todd
+2
72
T69
Zach Johnson*
+2
72
T69
Chase Seiffert
+2
72
T69
James Hahn
+2
72
T69
Scott Stallings
+2
72
T69
Danny Lee
+2
72
T69
Henrik Stenson
+2
72
T69
Justin Thomas
+2
72
T69
Jimmy Walker
+2
72
T69
Michael Thompson*
+2
72
T69
Mackenzie Hughes*
+2
72
T69
Sam Ryder
+2
72
T69
Cameron Percy*
+2
72
T87
Kevin Na*
+3
73
T87
Brian Gay*
+3
73
T87
Phil Mickelson*
+3
73
T87
Keith Mitchell
+3
73
T87
Adam Schenk
+3
73
T87
Jhonattan Vegas
+3
73
T87
Denny McCarthy
+3
73
T87
Rafa Cabrera Bello*
+3
73
T87
Matthew NeSmith*
+3
73
T87
Russell Knox*
+3
73
T87
Sahith Theegala
+3
73
T98
Lucas Glover
+4
74
T98
Harold Varner III*
+4
74
T98
D.A. Points
+4
74
T98
Sung Kang
+4
74
T98
Joel Dahmen*
+4
74
T98
Peter Malnati*
+4
74
T98
Luke List
+4
74
T98
Mark Hubbard*
+4
74
T98
Matt Kuchar*
+4
74
T98
Ryan Palmer
+4
74
T98
Graeme McDowell*
+4
74
T98
J.T. Poston*
+4
74
T110
Austin Cook
+5
75
T110
Lee Westwood
+5
75
T110
Tom Hoge*
+5
75
T110
Tom Lewis
+5
75
T110
Will Gordon
+5
75
T110
Cameron Champ
+5
75
T116
Anirban Lahiri
+7
77
T116
Brandon Hagy*
+7
77
T116
Michael Gligic*
+7
77
T116
Michael Visacki*
+7
77
120
Keith Clearwater*
+10
80
WD
Branden Grace
76
* Player started on the back nine
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