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Rahm 7th, Hovland, Morikawa, and Bradley tied 1st after TOUR Championship day 1.

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Day one of the four day long PGA TOUR Championship wrapped up at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta on Thursday. Surprising frontrunners after day one were Collin Morikawa and Keegan Bradley tied for first shooting 10-under par. Not-so-surprising No. 2 ranked Viktor Hovland was also tied for first.

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Morikawa has had a quiet season, not winning any PGA Tour events during his 2022-23 season. However, he has gathered an impressive five championship wins in his four short years as a pro including the PGA Championship (2020) and The Open Championship (2021).

Morikawa is currently ranked No. 21 in the FedExCup standings and Bradley is No.13. Bradley, a 37-year-old  out of St. Johns University has gathered a lot of accolades since he turned pro in 2008 and has been on three national teams for the U.S.

Hovland entered Thursday’s match a top-three contender, racking up 4,024 points in the race for the FedExCup. He is currently just over 200 points behind first place.

After an impressive front nine, No. 1 ranked Scottie Scheffler finished fourth, shooting 9-under par. ASU’s Jon Rahm shot 8-under on the front nine, and finished 7-under after 18 holes. Rahm is tied with Rory Mcllroy and Matt Fitzpatrick in seventh place.

ASU’s Rahm in tight race going into TOUR Championship

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Taylyn Hadley is a sports and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow her on X via @TAYLYNH11.

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