The Block Party made its way to Colonial Country Club on Thursday, and it did not go as planned.
Last week’s PGA Championship hero, club pro Michael Block, played in his first event following last week’s major championship madness at the Charles Schwab Challenge. We’ll cover his tough round below as well as dive a bit deeper into the rounds of some of the players at the top of this field.
The week after majors always feel like a bit of a breather, but there are plenty of stars in the field at Colonial to take a look at. Let’s get to a few of them, but let’s start at the top with our leader, Harry Hall.
British Bryson (if you’ve seen photos like the one below, you know why this is his nickname) shot a preposterous 8-under 62 on Thursday and gained over eight shots on the field with his performance. To put it in perspective, consider the fact that only four players got to 4 under, and Hall doubled all of them up. The only player between him and those at 4 under is Harris English, who also had a tremendous first day.
The question now is whether it’s sustainable. The numbers say no. Hall led the field in putting Thursday, which is a tell for somebody who’s going to regress over the next three rounds. Hall’s best ever finish on the PGA Tour is a T8 at the 2021 Shriners. With horses surrounding him at Colonial, it’s difficult — even after the hot start — to see him improving on that.
Even Hall seemed a bit surprised by the performance, saying that he didn’t really see it com