Moore the merrier at Wyndham
Ryan Moore joined a three-man logjam sharing the clubhouse lead at the rain-delayed Wyndham Championship on Thursday.
Ryan Moore carded a bogey-free six-under-par 64 to take a clubhouse lead with fellow Americans Chez Reavie and Brandt Snedeker at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.
The first round of the tournament was suspended for nearly four hours in Greensboro as two squalls swept through the area, delaying play just as the afternoon groups were about to start their rounds,.
26-year-old Moore completed the front nine in 32 and replicated that effort after the turn with birdies at the 13, 15th and 17th holes.
“You know, today was just one of those really solid days,” said Moore. “Didn’t do anything too crazy, too special. Just really put the ball in play well, which is what you have to do out here.”
Reavie had looked on course for a bogey-free round of his own but dropped a shot on the par four 18th to slip back to six under.
Snedeker’s only dropped shot came on the par four 17th to blight a back nine that had included five birdies.
He resumed his round with a four-foot putt to finish his round with a share of the lead.
“I was excited coming in this week,” said Snedeker. “I was swinging good at it. I knew I was playing good even though I missed the cut at the PGA. Getting back on bent grass greens got my putts going again. I putted fantastic. I hope I can keep that going for the rest of the week.”
Englishman Justin Rose was a stroke behind the leaders, level with Kevin Streelman and Colt Knost, after he too made light work of the back nine.
The 29-year-old had reached the turn in 31 before five birdies helped lift him up the leaderboard. His progress was only stymied by a bogey on the last and leave him just adrift of the leaders.
“[It] really was a low stress round of golf,” he said. “I hit every fairway today and 17 out of the 18 greens, and the green I did miss it was on the edge of the green.
“Yeah, I three-putted 18 for my only bogey. I think it would be disappointing if I was to lose the tournament Sunday but it’s obviously Thursday and all in all a good start.”
Latest first round scores in the USPGA Tour Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America.
(USA unless stated, par 70):
Note: Round 1 has been suspended due to darkness. Play will resume Friday, at 7:45am (local time)
64 Brandt Snedeker, Chez Reavie, Ryan Moore
65 Justin Rose (Eng), Colt Knost, Kevin Streelman
66 John Daly, Jeff Maggert, Scott McCarron, Tim Petrovic, Ken Duke, Johnson Wagner, Jonathan Byrd, Fred Couples
67 Aron Price (Aus), Vaughn Taylor, Joe Ogilvie, Todd Hamilton, Alex Cejka (Ger), Daniel Chopra (Swe), Scott Sterling, Marc Leishman (Aus), Rich Beem, Martin Laird (Sco), Jay Williamson, Rocco Mediate, D.J. Trahan
68 Tim Herron, Tom Pernice Jnr., Parker McLachlin, Cliff Kresge, Greg Owen (Eng), Peter Lonard (Aus), Danny Lee (Nzl), Aaron Watkins, Richard S Johnson (Swe), Fredrik Jacobson (Swe), Jason Bohn
69 Brad Adamonis, Rodney Pampling (Aus), Billy Mayfair, Chris DiMarco, David Toms, Steve Lowery, Matthew Borchert, Tommy Armour III, J J Henry, Corey Pavin, Glen Day, James Oh
70 D.A. Points, Mark Calcavecchia, Greg Chalmers (Aus), Darron Stiles, Bob Heintz, Carl Pettersson (Swe), James Driscoll, Mark Wilson
71 Bill Lunde, Scott Gutschewski
72 Kyle Stanley, Casey Wittenberg, Briny Baird, Jamie Lovemark
73 Michael Letzig, Wil Collins, Brent Geiberger, Andrew McLardy (Rsa), Billy Andrade, Arjun Atwal (Ind), Roland Thatcher, Leif Olson, Frank Lickliter II
74 Billy Anderson
75 Jonathan Kaye
78 Jason Gore
WD: 72 Steve Flesch
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