PGA: a costly triple bogey for Scottie Scheffler in the 1st round at the Charles Schawb Challenge

FORT WORTH, Texas. – Local favorite Scottie Scheffler had a rare difficult first round on Thursday when he settled for a score of 72 (plus-2) at the Charles Schwab PGA Challenge.

Originally from the region, Scheffler is in the competition despite the accusations against him in relation to a situation that occurred last Friday in the state of Kentucky, during the PGA Championship.

The 27-year-old American’s in-person hearing is scheduled for June 3.

We also learned Thursday that the police officer who placed Scheffler under arrest was reprimanded for his actions.

Author of four victories in the space of five tournaments earlier this spring, Scheffler will begin his second run tied for 79th place. Only the top 65 players will advance to the weekend rounds.

The world No. 1 made two birdies in his first four holes, before taking a significant step back, notably due to a triple bogey at the 13th hole, a par 3.

Veteran Charley Hoffman took the solo lead by playing a 5-under 65 in the opening round on the fairways of the Colonial Country Club. He is one of four golfers not to have made a bogey during this first day, the others being Brian Harman (minus-4), Martin Laird (minus-4) and JT Poston (minus-2).

This is the eighth time in his career that Hoffman has found himself in first place at a PGA tournament after the first 18 holes. He has never tasted victory in the previous seven times.

Among the leading players chasing Hoffman, we note the presence of Tony Finau (minus-4) and Collin Morikawa (minus-2).

The Colonial course has hosted a professional tournament every year since 1936, making the Charles Schwab Challenge one of the longest running events outside of the Majors.

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