After an extraordinary Genesis Invitational which saw Jon Rahm return to number 1 in the world ranking, the PGA Tour moves to Florida, precisely to Palm Beach Gardens, for the annual appointment with the Honda Classic.
Honda Classic, results
On the Champions Course of the PGA National Resort it is the Americans Joseph Bramlett and Billy Horschel who take the lead at the end of the first round.
For Horschel this is something of a home tournament, being originally from Grant-Valkaria, about an hour away from the tournament venue. Both leaders reached the score of -5. For Bramlett clean card without bogey and with five birdies, while Horschel made up for a bogey at 15 with six birdies.
He chases a trio of stars and stripes players at -4: the very young Pierceson Coody, Justin Suh and Carson Young. The latter’s round was particularly interesting, given that he was among those unable to complete his round due to the oncoming darkness, having to stop after the tee shot of the 16th hole.
The group of players at -3 was very large : among them also some of the favorites of the eve such as the South Korean Sungjae Im. -1 and 27th position for last year’s winner, the Austrian Sepp Straka. Palm Beach Gardens is a municipality in the northern part of Palm Beach County in the state of Florida, United States.
According to 2011 forecasts, the city has a population of 48,452 inhabitants on an area of 143.3 km².. The climate is mild and warm, with light winds blowing in from the sea. Statistically, it rains on average 50% of the days in the summer months.
The highest temperatures are recorded from May to October with up to 30 °C. The coldest months, December to February, have an average temperature of just 18°C. Snowfall is almost unknown in the region. On March 20, 1959, multi-millionaire, insurance magnate, and landowner John D.
MacArthur announced his plan to purchase approximately 4,000 acres (16 km²) of land to build a new community for approximately 55,000 people. The formerly chosen name for this city was Palm Beach City. However, the name was not approved by the authorities and the name Palm Beach Gardens was agreed upon.
According to his vision, the city should be a place to raise children and to live his own “American Dream of Life”. With that, he began work on the empty piece of land.
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