Australian veterans Scott Hand and Wade Oramsby got off to an impressive start to the BMW PGA Championship, a major performance on the European Tour, as they hit four fours in 68 under-rounds to throw just two shots behind the leaders of the first round of the night at Wentworth. Performed.
The 47-year-old Tass Nashville big hit hit nine out of 31, including four birdies, as he made a good start in search of a fourth win on the European Tour.
Adelaide’s Oramsby, who turned 40 in March, later won a 68-card, including five birdies, as he enters his fifth career win.
The duo put a number of shots behind the pacers, South Africa’s Justin Harding, Spain’s Adri Arnaus and England’s Tyrell Hatton, who scored 66 while four others recorded 67.
Hatton is a popular favorite at Wentworth, grew up near the course. His first recollection of seeing PGA as a terrorist for nine years was with the vagrant shot of nearly three-time big winner Vijay Singh.
After those years, Hatton is on the other side of the rope as the 15th player in the world and is in a critical position to challenge him to victory, which has led him to become an eagle, five birdies and a lone player to become a professional. Done.
“My dad used to bring me here, it was one of my favorite things I did when I was a kid and it makes this week special,” Hayton said.
“Lifting the trophy here is definitely one of my goals and hopefully I will be able to play better in the next few days and give myself a chance to do so. It will be very special.
“I had a great opportunity here in 2016 but I didn’t win the tour at the time and I think it was a great training break for me that day. I would like to think if I had that opportunity again. Give me a better chance of winning. “
Hatton, who won his fourth European Tour title in the floodplain playoffs at the Turkish Airlines Open last November, underwent wrist surgery at the end of the season and started in 2020 with his first PGA Tour title in style. Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Former Masters champion Patrick Reid, whose presence has caused the most excitement in Wentworth, had to make a modest start in the early 70’s after a double bogey on his final hole.