There is a two-way tie at the top pf the British Masters after round one at Close House Golf Club in England. Tyrrell Hatton, of England shares the honor with George Coetzee of South Africa.
Tyrrell and George both carded first round scores of -7 under par 63 to top the British Masters leaderboard.
Tyrrell admitted he had endured a bad time on the course this year;
“It was a really good day, I played lovely out there and gave myself plenty of chances, managed to convert a few at the end.”
“Hopefully I can keep the form going with my swing and post another good number.”
“I hit a lot of good iron shots today and it’s nice to feel comfortable in my swing again.”
“Obviously I had a really bad summer, which is frustrating, but you’re going to go through these phases.”
“Golf’s hard and I’m happy with where I’m at now.”
George was happy with his round today;
“I’m happy with the score, a couple of niggles actually while I was playing that weren’t that good but I had the opportunities when they came and we were able to post a pretty good number.”
Five players are then tied in third place, one shot back at -6 under par after opening rounds of 64; Chris Hanson, England, Mikko Ilonen and Mikko Korhonen from Finland, Alvaro Quiros, Spain and Rikard Karlberg of Sweden.
Rory McIlroy was then in the group at -3 under par. he is playing here mainly due to wanting to stay eligible for next year’s Ryder Cup.