Wolff loaded the lowest round of his career on the PGA Tour to set the pace in Mexico; Chris Kirk and John Huh record holes in one during low scoring opening day – watch it live Friday starting at 7pm on Sky Sports Golf.
By Ali Stafford
Last Updated: 04/11/21 11:10 pm
Matthew Wolff opened a two-shot lead after the first round of the World Technology Championship in Mayakoba, with Sergio Garcia among the pursuers.
Wolff charged 10 birdies on his way to 61 without a bogey at El Camaleón, seeing him match his lowest round of his career on the PGA Tour and put him ahead of his closest rival Aaron Wise.
Wise was eight under par after 10 holes but couldn’t get any closer to the leader, while Garcia is in group three off the beat after starting his week with a seven under 64.
Starting in the final nine, Wolff took a shot at par three of the 10th and followed three birdies on a four-hole stretch from the 13th by posting three consecutive wins around the corner.
Wolff made a two-putt birdie on the fifth and took advantage of par-five on the seventh, with one more birdie on his last hole of the day, which saw him set a goal at the clubhouse that he couldn’t match.
“It was very stable, the birdies were even throughout the round, I really didn’t make any mistakes,” Wolff said. “I think my game plan for the week was to just keep the ball in play off the tee.”
Garcia is joined for fourth tied by Billy Horschel, Talor Gooch and Chris Kirk, who all made a hole-in-one with his first shot of the day when he hit his tee shot at par three 10 with a six iron.
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Kirk’s ace was one of two during the first round, with John Huh poking a hole in one at par three of the eighth to help him to a 66 of five under par and put him in the group tied for eleventh.
Ian Poulter leads the British contingent at five under par and Justin Rose is a shot further back alongside defending champion Viktor Hovland, while Justin Thomas birdied six of his last seven holes to score a 68 of three under par and stay within seven. leadership.
Watch the World Tech Championships in Mayakoba all week on Sky Sports. Live coverage continues Friday starting at 7pm on Sky Sports Golf.