Here's what you missed in the first round of the WGC-Mexico Championship – •


The PGA Tour will take place this week south of the border for the first World Golf Championship in 2019 in Mexico, at the Chapultepec Golf Club. Here's all you missed from the first round in Mexico City.

Rory McIlory leads the charge

Led by seven birdies, an eagle and a solitary bogey, McIlory shot a first round of 63 to match his lowest round of the season.

It's perhaps the putter that really motivated McIlroy, since he managed a handful of solid players over six feet on Thursday.

His fifth shot rolled outside 6 feet today.@McIlroyRory resumes the solo solo.#LiveUnderPar

– PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 21, 2019

McIlory is currently shooting with a shot at eight under par and is looking to win his 15th career win in Mexico this week.

Dustin Johnson is right behind

DJ made as many birdies as Rory (seven!), But still managed to reduce McIlroy's lead. But unlike McIlory, the DJ's card was clean and flawless.

7 birdies.
0 bogeys.

6️⃣4️⃣ for @DJohnsonPGA open @WGCMexico.#LiveUnderPar

– PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 21, 2019

Justin Thomas is hiding

The first round of the sub-normal 66 of JT is good enough for a tie in third place with Matt Kuchar, but – do not forget – he is able to get much lower scores on this course , as evidenced by his third round 62 last year. – a course file!

Thomas lost in the playoffs to Phil Mickelson to finish second in 2018 and is in a comfortable position near the top of the standings again after a round this year. Hey, when you make putts like the one below, birdies are easy!

A putt aside. 🧐

No problem for @ JustinThomas34.

¯ _ (ツ) _ / ¯#LiveUnderPar

– PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 21, 2019

Speaking of Phil …

The defending champion does not look like himself for the moment, shooting a first round 79 – yeah, that's eight on the normal.

The high and low round of Lefty (but mostly low) included two birdies, eight bogeys and a double bogey. Yuck. He is currently in front of a single player in the standings: Sanghyun Park, who shot 80 goals.

And then there is Tiger

On Thursday, although the Big Cat made four birdies, including three in a row on holes 4 to 6 (culminating point below), this was not enough to overcome her mistakes, including her initial tee-off. out of bounds.

Birdie-Birdie for @Tiger Woods.

Roarings galore @WGCMexico. 🗣#QuickHits

– PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 21, 2019

The final countdown of the day for TW: four birdies, two bogeys and a double. Add all this together and it's an equal trick. Woods is currently tied for 25th place in round 2 on Friday.