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Team USA Leads Icons Series Golf After Round 1 Behind Michael Vick, Reggie Bush, More

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJuly 1, 2022

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The United States is looking strong after the first day of play at the 2022 Icons Series.

Team USA holds a 10-5 lead over Team ROTW, with a dominant showing in the second session creating the massive lead.

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John Smoltz, J.R. Smith and Michael Vick played starring roles for the hosts, each coming away with undefeated days. Smoltz was a perfect 3-0 in pairings with Smith, Michael Phelps and Ben Roethlisberger.

Smith, who played on the North Carolina A&T golf team last season, went 2-0 in pairings with Smoltz and Golden Tate. Vick was victorious in a pair of matches alongside Brice Butler and Reggie Bush.

The Icons Series brings together 24 professional athletes from the United States and across the globe together for a two-day battle for golf supremacy.

The global team was led by James Milner and George Gregan, who were each 2-1 on the day. Milner paired up with Alan Smith for a win over Andrew Whitworth and Robbie Gould and took down Whitworth and Tate in a pairing with Ricky Ponting.

Gregan earned a win with AB de Villiers over Gould and Roethlisberger and a second victory with Gavin Hastings against Butler and Tate.

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