Palmer’s rich form continues
Ryan Palmer’s rich vein of form continued at the PGA Tour Phoenix Open when he took a one shot lead after Friday’s first round.
Palmer shot a career-low 61 in the second round of last week’s Humana Challenge and finished the tournament tied for tenth.
On Friday, the Texan shot five birdies and one eagle to card a slightly less impressive seven-under 64.
“It was a fun day. It was awesome. I hit it great. Drove well, hit my irons solid, kept it in the middle of the green when I needed to, made some good putts on two and three,” he told the PGA Tour website.
“Obviously confidence is high. My body feels great. The work (coach) Randy Smith and I are doing is working.
“You know, after last year, after the TOUR Championship, I kind of told myself we’re just getting started, almost like a chip on my shoulder, I have more to prove.”
Although the first round was brought to a premature end when dusk fell, the majority of the players still managed to finish.
Of the three players who trail Palmer on six-under, tied for second place, one did not manage to play out the round.
Keegan Bradley and Bubba Watson both shot 65s after carding seven birdies and a bogey, and five birdies, an eagle and a bogey respectively.
Daniel Berger was also six-under when play was stopped after he putted at the 16th hole.
Zach Johnson, Robert Streb, Ben Martin and Martin Laird are tied for fifth after shooting 66’s.
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