FORT WORTH, Texas — As is often the case, many of the storylines that seemed pertinent leading up to the opening round of the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge were kindly tossed out the window through the first 18 holes of action at Colonial Country Club.
Teaching pro and PGA Championship darling Michael Block brought plenty of buzz to the event but he fizzled while part of a featured group on ESPN.
Jordan Spieth, who said his wrist was ready for a run at one of his favorite tournaments, managed just a pedestrian 2-over 72.
And Collin Morikawa, who was one of the betting favorites, finished with a 73, his worst round in 13 at the storied club.
While those storylines didn’t hold up through the first day, that leads us to five things you should know after the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge.