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Former Cowboys struggle to go low in Ohio


Seven former Cowboy golfers teed it up at the Workday Charity Open, but they all struggled at some point to get going. 

Taylor Gooch(2014), Viktor Hovland(2019) and Kevin Tway (2011) were the first three Cowboys on the course. 

Gooch started hot with birdies on two of his first four holes but then cooled off. He finished at 1-under. 

Viktor Hovland started off struggling to score. He found himself 3-over through 10 holes, but went nuclear after that firing off six birdies on his last eight holes to finish at 3-under. 

Kevin Tway never quite got going either. He found himself at 3-under through 14, but bogeyed holes 15,16 and 17 to finish even on the day. 

Cowboy fans got a good gift from the PGA schedulers as Mathew Wolff (2019) and Rickie Fowler(2009) were paired together. 

Wolff is coming off a runner-up finish in Detroit, but sadly didn’t start where he left off. Wolff struggled to score on a tough course. Wolff sat at 2-over for the majority of his round, but rallied off back-to-back birdies on the 15th and 16th holes to finish at even. 

Fowler on the other hand started off quickly getting two quick birdies, but then untimely mistakes derailed what looked like it would be a low round. Fowler bogeyed his final hole to finish even. 

Charles Howell III (2000) kept his score around even the whole round. It seemed like every time Howell would birdie he would follow with a bogey. A birdie on his 14th hole put him 1-under par and he stayed there to finish the round. 

The final Cowboy to see action was Tour veteran Bo Van Pelt (1998). Van Pelt struggled in his round. A double bogey on the par four 14th hole, his fifth hole, haunted him throughout the round. Van belt couldn’t overcome the mistakes and finished at 4-over with only one birdie on his card. 

Colin Morikawa is the leader at 7-under after an electrifying performance in round one. 

The former Cowboys will be back on the course looking to go low and get into contention in round two.