Emiliano Grillo got off to a good start in the FedEx Cup and there was a tense moment between Scotty Scheffler and Cameron Smith.

Golf music was in Memphis, the birthplace of rock and roll and the blues. A gig from a birdie that made the road to TPC Southwinds easy prey. The first season of the FedEx Cup is played there, which will net a total of $75 million and $18 million to the winner after three tournaments.

Can speak of a solid first round Emiliano Grillo, who used 67 shots (-3) after four birdies and only one bogey. However, there were much better routes, such as the South Korean If Woo Kim and American JJ Spawn, Joe shined with a score of 62 shots (-8) and was placed at the top of the St. Jude championship.

Emiliano Grillo, approaching the 13th greenAndy Lyons – Getty Images North America

Cricket – 30th in the table – came into its own in the playoffs after a life-saving July, in which it took two second places – between which it played in the British Open – and infamously raised the level of its game. They then decided to sit out two tournaments before the FedEx Cup kicked off and the series after this season to place 56th in the points standings. For now, after Thursday’s season, he’s ranked 54th, confident he’ll have no problem qualifying in the top 70 to make the second Delaware BMW Championship playoff.

However, the Chacko player will have to take advantage of the soft ground and the good weather forecast until Sunday with the idea of ​​continuing to climb the rankings and obtain a better final position. Thus, you will have a large margin of maneuver to achieve The decisive competition in Atlanta, which guarantees four Majors in 2023.

Scotty Scheffler and Australian Cameron Smith on the par 4 of the 12th hole He had a very strange moment. it has been found local player He walked over to Smith and regained his sight as Smith read the fall of a putt onto the green, looking for a birdie. But not only that, he also crossed the line. This is an unusual situation that has caught the attention of the golf community; Some said the world No. 1 broke the rules of the game and others said he didn’t do it intentionally, possibly because he was upset with his performance after missing a series of short putts and being out of rhythm. And apparently distracted.

The truth is that Smith looked awkwardly at his colleague, but kept his composure and continued to study the ball’s trajectory, even though it was surprising that Scheffler didn’t apologize for crossing the line. It has been speculated that his attitude was related to Smith’s possible arrival at the LIV Golf Series on the unsung tour.

During the week, a report from the English newspaper The Telegraph announced that Smith, the recent British Open champions at St Andrews, would join LIV as soon as the three PGA Tour qualifiers were completed and made their start date. Arab League in Boston. , in September. A few days ago, the Australian, second in the world ranking and FedEx Cup points, dodged all questions about his future outside the traditional North American circuit.

in the first round of FedEx St. Jude ChampionshipSmith shared the pitch Scotty Scheffler, Number one in the standings and first in points. While the Australian had a total of 67 shots with Grillo and a 30th-place finish, Schaeffler had an uncertain day and fell to 86th after 71 (+1) turnovers.

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