Depending on Scottie Scheffler’s performance this week, McIlroy might reclaim the top spot for the first time since 2020 with a top-two finish; Gary Woodland and Trey Mullinax are now in the lead; Sky Sports Golf will broadcast live coverage of the PGA Tour on Friday at 8 p.m.
McIlroy shot five birdies on route to a first-round score of 67 at Congaree Golf Club. Depending on how he and Scottie Scheffler perform this week, McIlroy could reclaim the world No. 1 ranking.
Then, as we continued to discuss the team, he asked, “How do you feel about being named captain this week? We need to talk about that. “I responded, “Yeah, that’s wonderful.
“Playing for the Red Roses and donning that jersey is the greatest honor; leading the squad at a World Cup is incredible.”
The Northern Irishman gained ground on early leaders Gary Woodland and Trey Mullinax by taking advantage of the par-five 12th hole and two-putting the driveable par-four 15th hole to go up to tied-third on five under.