Watson and Molinari Share Lead

The lead is shared by Bubba Watson and Francesco Molinari after a short opening day at the USPGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

Watson took the early lead with a four-under 68 after enduring a three hour delay due to the fog during which he, instead of putting in some last minute practice, found entertainment in disturbing his good friend Rickie Fowler.

His success on the first day has proved that enjoying the game and having fun whilst at tournament can pay off come tee time. Watson has been seen playing football, basketball and even playing on scooters with the local kids.

After winning at the Travelers Championship a few months ago Watson has been looking strong and sunk nine one putt greens which will help any player to the top of the leader board.

“Any golf tournament I have a chance to win, that’s a major,” he said. “I don’t change the way I do anything. I still hit driver as much as I can, and hopefully chip and get up-and-down and make putts.”

Sitting alongside Watson is one of the Italian brothers Francesco Molinari who also shot a 68 to take share of the lead. The Italian only dropped one shot throughout the round and showed that accuracy is key by hitting 14 fairways in regulation and 16 greens.

Molinari is hoping to become the third person to win their first ever major this year.

“Tiger is going to get back to his standards, and Phil is going to win more majors,” he said. “and so you just need to play really well and try to grab the occasion when you have it.”