Big hitting Bubba Watson, from the U.S.A. leads the weather delayed 1st round of the Shenzhen International at Genzon Golf Club in China.
Bubba had an early tee time which enabled him to finish his opening round, before the weather delay, at the Shenzhen International tournament, carding -6 under par 66, to sit on top of the leaderboard.
Bubba said good putting was the key to his round;
“You know anytime you shoot six under, shoot in the 60s, you’re happy with it but every golfer can pick and choose what they wish they did better, but all in all a great day and a good start.”
“I just made putts today. Most of my swings and most of my shots were really good today and there were no bad swings in there so it just made the score better.”
“The more you play the golf course, the more you are going to learn it and get better at it and, like the saying is, this is our home course, so after two years of playing it I should know by now.”
Five players currently share second place, all with completed rounds of -5 under par 67; Dean Burmester and Haydn Porteous from South Africa, Grégory Bourdy, France, Thongchai Jaidee Thailand and Maximilian Kieffer from Germany.
Play for the first round resumes at 0630 on Friday, and it is possible that the leaderboard could change before the start of the second round.