After the first round of the World Golf Championships, which is taking place in Mexico, the player Lee Westwood is in the lead with six-way tie.
The player on the course was expected to be the leader overnight, but bogeyed the two holes (which were final) to end with a round of 67.
The player is joined on four under by Americans Phil Mickelson, compatriot Ross Fisher, Spain’s Jon Rahm Ryan Moore and Jimmy Walker.
Rory McIlroy after 68 is a shot further back.
After recovering from the rib injury, he is coming for his first tournament. It was the long gap of almost seven weeks. McIlroy made par on 14 holes, hitting one eagle, two birdies and one bogey in a solid round.
Talking about the performance of Westwood in the first round of the event then he was uneven in his scoring. In his first 16 holes he made eight birdies and before that he had back-to-back bogeys to add to two others earlier in his round.
Player from England Spain’s Sergio Garcia and Chris Wood and are part of a group of a six-man tied for seventh.
Tommy Fleetwood carded a two-under-par 69, a shot ahead of fellow Englishmen Tyrrell Hatton and Justin Rose, with world number one Dustin Johnson also on one under. Westwood said,” The field is great and I am getting all favorable environments to show my best game. So far I have played well, regardless of the fact that the scores were not consistent.”
Addition to that Westwood is getting a tough fight from the competitors and it will not be an easy win for any of the players in the tournament. One has to work really hard for that, the field is well set and planned this year in the championship.