Varner, Rose Share Colonial Lead at 63

Sunday, 14 Jun, 2020

Justin Rose hit the ground running as he shot a blemish-free round of 63 to op the leaderboard in impressive fashion.

Television has been lobbying for years to get players to wear microphones, and players generally have resisted because of either the burden of wearing additional equipment or not wanting all their comments to be broadcast, no matter how many editing safeguards are in place.

Varner, the 2016 Australian PGA Championship victor, spent the past few days at the centre of the PGA's social injustice discussion in the wake of Floyd's death. Harold Varner (fellow PGA Tour player) said it is about the players, it's about everyone in the game of golf. 'I was in the zone.

"I consider this to be perhaps the most important moment in our country in my lifetime", the 61-year-old Nantz said. It felt all-natural. It felt normal.

'I know we're still in a tight spot.

As a person of the extremely couple fortunate plenty of to be on site to witness this historic occasion, I felt an mind-boggling feeling of joy and aid to be masking a are living sporting occasion yet again when, a few months back, it was tough to visualize when that second would come. (They figured they have helped out maybe six people across four days including three days of practice.) It could be disorienting just walking around with no crowds, no crowd flow, no sense of when you might stray into somebody else's potentially lucrative golf round.

The list goes on about players hoping to bounce back on Friday.

The 29-year-old American matched the second-best round of his career, one shot off a 62 in 2016 at Mayakoba.

"When I got to the gym it was on TV", he said.

It goes to show how life is precious and you take every day for what it is.

Dating to the ShotLink era in 2003, it was the lowest score on the PGA Tour by a player who began his round with a triple bogey.

No players will arrive on the first tee at 08:46 (14:46 BST) and those already out on the course will be asked to to "pause for reflection as a demonstration of support for the Tour's commitment to addressing racial and social injustices". 'It's eerie because there are no fans out there, Thomas said.

Even with the glamorous world top-3 group of Rory McIlroy (-2), Brooks Koepka (-2), and Jon Rahm (-1) walking around historic Colonial looking like lonely rookies at an empty Korn Ferry Tour event, as a sports fan, it felt like you were getting something back. McIlroy and Koepka managed just 2-under 68 and Rahm 1-under 69.

'Uneventful, McIlroy said. 'It was one of those days. He also sank a 15-footer for birdie at six and an 18-foot birdie putt at nine. He made three more in a row, the last a 20-footer at seven, and closed with a 10-foot birdie putt at the ninth.

"With eight birdies around this place, it's nothing to complain about".

After making birdie putts of 16 feet and seven feet at the next two holes Hadley then converted a 43-yard putt at the par-three fourth to reach four under on the day after only four holes.

Rose said a bit of luck on the opening hole had set him on his way as he overcame some wayward shots to birdie his first hole.

A group two adrift on 65 included 61-year-old American Tom Lehman, the 1996 British Open victor, who won the Colonial crown in 1995. Tiger Woods joined in with a tweet, and other players have not shied away from the topic.

Despite a two-over 72 to start the tournament, Sung Kang produced one of the shots of the day with a hole-in-one at the 13th.