Chez Reavie hot off the blocks in season opener

Chez Reavie started his PGA Tour season on a strong note, taking the 18-hole co-lead at the Fortinet Championship. Photo:
Chez Reavie started his PGA Tour season on a strong note, taking the 18-hole co-lead at the Fortinet Championship. Photo:

Chez Reavie (-7) holds the first-round lead/co-lead for the fifth time on PGA Tour (most recent: 2018 THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES/T7).

The Fortinet Championship marks the first of 48 events in the 2021-22 PGA Tour season; with the exception of 2019, has opened each season since the Tour went to a wraparound schedule in 2013-14.

Mito Pereira (67) records the best score of the 26 rookies in the field.

Jon Rahm, the first World No. 1 to compete in the event, opens with an even-par 72 to start the season.

Newly-named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Will Zalatoris posts 4-under 68 in his tournament debut.

Korea’s Si Woo Kim shoots a 68 which includes seven birdies, two bogeys and one double bogey, for T10 as the leading Asian.

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Reavie posted his lone bogey at his fifth hole of the day (No. 14) before notching eight birdies, including his last three holes (Nos. 7-9), his low score in 33 rounds at Silverado’s North Course.

65 marks his best opening round at this event by two strokes.

Making his 12th appearance at this event, missing only one cut (on debut in 2008) and posting his lone top-10 (T3) in 2020; owns six top-25s in 11 starts at the Fortinet Championship.

The two-time Tour winner (2008 RBC Canadian Open, 2019 Travelers Championship) has reached the FedExCup Playoffs nine times, including the last six; ended the 2020-21 season No. 104 in the FedExCup.

Cameron Tringale (T4/66) posted one of nine bogey-free rounds; marked his lowest score at the Fortinet Championship. He has never finished in the top-25 in 10 previous appearances at this event.

In search of his 46th Tour title, Phil Mickelson (T41/70) was 3-under through eight holes before posting two bogeys and an additional birdie on his inward nine.

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2021 Masters Tournament winner Hideki Matsuyama (T24/69) posted his 15th consecutive round of par or better at the Fortinet Championship in his fifth appearance (T3/2013, T3/2014, T17/2015, MC/2019).

There are 27 rookies on Tour this season with 26 in the field this week, including Max McGreevy (T104/72) and Jared Wolfe (T144/75) who are both making their first starts on TOUR.

Past champions in the field are Cameron Champ (T120/73), Kevin Tway (T41/70), Brendan Steele (T41/70), Emiliano Grillo (T41/70), Jonas Blixt (T120/73).

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