An unusually late start to the season saw Icaro start his defense with a pair of wins at Kampenhout.
Against Jeff, it was a tense front 9 as the lead changed hands a couple times before making the turn All Square. The back 9 was all Icaro after Jeff tweaked his back on the 10th and started throwing up others as if it was his job. Icaro easily took the match 5 & 4.
In the match against Jon, it was all about the stroke holes. Icaro took advantage of all 3, securing a 2 Up win against the Tour's greatest player.
Except for an early birdie by Jeff, it was all Jon in the last match of the day. Jeff took advantage of all of his stroke holes, but Jon took it to him everywhere else for a 6 & 4 win.
Jeff carded the season's first birdie on the 2nd hole ... Jon followed up with a birdie on the 4th ... Icaro took the first Spag of the year in a close contest ... Jon's 91 was the lowest opening round since his 90 in 2012 and the 3rd lowest overall (87 - 2010) ... Jeff has already equalled his birdie total from 2015.
Icaro : 18.4 (+0.3)
Jeff : 20.4 (+0.9)
Jon : 16.1 (Unchanged)