The PGA Championship 2020 has begun, with one round already down. However, due to the coronavirus, the championships are taking place in a much different way than people are used to. The biggest change is having no audience cheering their favorite players.
Famous player Tiger Woods commented on the new change saying that the only way to put it was that it felt very different. Nevertheless, the players are still finding a way to make the games as interesting as possible by playing captivating golf.
Consecutive 2-year championship winner, Brooks Koepka, played remarkably well in the first round which of course did not come as a surprise to anyone. While the player started slowly initially, he quickly picked up the pace by scoring four birdies and ending up with a total score of 66.
This makes it clear that Koepka is completely focused on getting his third consecutive championship win this year. If he can do so, this will make him the first golfer to win the Championships three years in a row in the stroke-play era. Koepka said that he is determined to fix a few things and come back stronger in Round 2.
Jason Day is another strong player with 8 PGA tour wins under his belt and a promising 1st round performance in this year’s championships for 1st place. However, the player has fans concerned about his back problems which have been an issue in the past and they are hoping it will not impact his future performance in the championship.
The second 1st round lead is Brendon Todd who also had a remarkable score of 65, which is his lowest round yet in a major. Moving on to someone who has not had the same share of luck, Justin Rose missed a good three cuts in Round 1. However, he had a strong score of 66 in Harding Park and is making efforts to improve his swing for the championships.
Another interesting news is the Championship 2020 having two players with the same name, Zach Johnson. However, both are not equally good as one has won the majors two times while the other, Zach J. Johnson may barely make it in round 2.