There is a three-way tie at the top of the Turkish Airlines Open on day one at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort. Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium, Joost Luiten, Holland and Haydn Porteous from South Africa share the honor.
Nicolas, Joost and Haydn all opened the Turkish Airlines Open with rounds of -7 under 64, to lead the tournament by just one shot.
Nicolas is happy with his new driver
“It seems like I can do what I want with this one a bit more. I’m really happy with the way it’s been going,”
“I‘ve been using it since the British Masters and the results that I have are basically because I’m a bit more comfortable off the tee and I can use that good driving.”
“I didn’t really start off very low. I had to stay patient on the first four or five holes.”
“I made a few on the front and then went eagle, birdie, all of the sudden you find yourself at 7 under and you kind of realize that it’s one of those rounds that you can go very low.”
Romeo Andres, Argentina and Padraig Harrington, Ireland, share second place at -6 under par after first rounds of 65.
Padraig likes the pace of the greens, and is putting confidently;
“If I drive it well, I can score. I drove it well. I gave myself lots of chances. Just kept it nicely in play all day.”
“If you’re hitting good shots you can hole a lot of putts out there. They are a very nice pace. They are not quick so you’ll feel confident over every putt.”