Borna Ćorić and Caroline Garcia both make history with title wins at the Cincinnati Masters, which is shaping up to be a great week in golf.
On Sunday, Bubba Watson claimed individual gold with a 72-degree opening round and a 4-under 72 on the front nine. He closed with rounds of 68-67-70 for a 6-under 66 that leaves him tied for 19th place and one shot behind winner Lucas Glover of Australia.
But on Wednesday, two-time major champ Aniek l. Schilderg’s birdie at the 16th hole helped get him there. He leads the field with a 66-68-68 opening round that leaves him tied for seventh with Tony Finau and Scott Piercy.
Here’s how we think it will go today.
SCHEELER TO TROT INTO A WIN WITH AN A-GAME
The biggest name to get in this week’s field is Schilder, who took his first major championship in 2005 at the British Open. Though he hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since 2008 at the RBC Heritage and was only 3-over par on the front nine, Schilder is going for his third career major title of this season.
Schilder is tied for third with Mark O’Meara at 2-over par with a 68 and leads the field with a 1-under 70.
Watson has already made two trips to the green for birdies on Wednesday as he finished with a 69 in the 72-degree opening round. It could be a three-ball at most.
“I don’t really look at things like that, but I just do what I have to do,” Watson said. “I was 1-over through nine holes. That’s all you can do. You’ve got to make the putts, you’ve got to make the short, you’ve got to make the long, and you’ve got to win some tournaments on your way back up so that you can feel comfortable going into the final