WWT Championship: Will Gordon scored a nine-under 62 to finish the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba one stroke ahead of Russell Henley.
Gordon believed he was off to a respectable start in the new season by making every cut, but then he was five strokes behind going into the last round in Bermuda last week. Gordon had to return to the Korn Ferry Tour last year to regain his PGA Tour card.
However, he finished the last four holes in four over par and tied for 35th place. But he was able to take the lead after the first day in Mexico thanks to a run of four straight birdies to begin the back nine on the El Camaleon course.
Gordon said that his time in Bermuda had been “up and down.” I probably played 68 holes of pretty strong golf before finishing poorly.
I didn’t have high hopes for this week, to be honest. I believe I did a good job of controlling my expectations and emotions today because that is basically all there is to it.
In his rehabilitation from hip surgery, Harris English took another step back and was ranked 64th among a group that also included Francesco Molinari, a former Open champion. Scottie Scheffler, the winner of the Masters, noticed encouraging indicators as well.
Scheffler hit many iron shots that were near and turned them into a 65 despite not having the No. 1 ranking next to his name for the first time since March. Viktor Hovland, a two-time defending champion, played alongside Scheffler on a warm and sporadicy windy day at this Mexican resort. He was 65 as well.
The PGA Tour lineup is strong for this time of year, especially with the arrival of Scheffler and Collin Morikawa (71), a two-time major champion, along with Hovland, who is attempting to win his third consecutive tournament at Mayakoba.
English made a strong Ryder Cup debut in 2021 to top off a year with two victories. But after that, he underwent hip surgery because it had been bothering him for years. He returned to the Memorial after a five-month absence, and things have been difficult.
It is unquestionably improving, according to English. “I had extensive rehab. However, you should not have such great hopes for returning.
“I’m really competitive, and I really want to be in the mix. I adore this place, but you have to give yourself time to heal and regain your game. I enjoy the environment and am anticipating the coming days.
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