DP World Tour Championship. Two Tied at the Top.

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There are two players tied at the top of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Jordan Smith and Adrian Otaegui share the honor after round one.Smith and Otaegui lead the way in DubaiJordan / getty

Jordan, England, and Adrian from Spain both carded first rounds of -6 under par 66 to lead the DP World Tour Championship.

Jordan is looking for his second European Tour title, but needs to improve the consistency in his putting;

“I hit a lot of good shots on that front nine, I just couldn’t quite find the hole.”

“I hit a lot of good putts, all burning the edge and then something clicked on that back nine and they started going in.”

“I think you can just take a lot of confidence into the next few days.”

Adrian putted well, and went round bogey free;

“I played really well, I was solid from tee-to-green.”

“I left myself lots of birdie chances. I thought I putted well.”

“Six birdies, no bogeys, it’s always a very good start. It’s more important to have a good finish, as well.”

Defending champion Jon Rahm, Spain, is sharing second place with Danny Willett from England, both signing for opening rounds of -5 under par 67, to be one stroke back.

As defending champion Jon has the chance to be the only player to win  back-to-back at Jumeirah Golf Estates, and also become the first to win three Rolex Series events;

“I am defending champion, I like the thought that I am the only one who can win it two years in a row, so I’m keeping that in mind.”

“It’s really important to keep the ball in the fairway off the tee. If I keep hitting good drives like I have today and like I did last year, decent iron play, I’m going to have a lot of birdie chances.”

“I just like it, it’s a course that suits my eye. I enjoy it a lot so, hopefully, I can keep the rounds in the sixties going.”

Danny is starting to play well after a poor run of form;

“It’s a shame it’s the last event of the season.”

 “From kind of June, July onwards, we were making better strides and we could work harder and work longer and that’s had a big impact.”

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