Tight at the top after opening round at Pebble Beach
Scott Langley and Brain Gay share a one shot lead after the opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Thursday.
The American duo both signed for seven under 64s around the Monterey Peninsula Country Club’s Shore Course, enough for a one shot lead over a host of players on six under, with 15 players are within two strokes of the lead.
Langley – who is looking for his first PGA victory in 123 starts – went on a run mid-round, rolling in eight birdies in a 12 hole stretch. Meanwhile, Gay enjoyed a bright start, rolling in five consecutive birdies to make the turn in 29. A bogey on the par four 13th set him back, but Gay notched up three more gains to tie for the lead.
Leaderboard after 18 @ATTProAm:
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 8, 2019
One shot behind is former US PGA champion Jason Day, who closed his round out with three birdies. There is inclement weather predicted for the next few days at Pebble and the Australian was happy to post a low number early.
“When you have four or five layers on over the next few days with a lot of wind and rain, that’s very hard to play some good golf,” said the former world number one.
“So, you just tried to get something low and propel yourself up there.”
Day is tied for third with five-time major winner Phil Mickelson, who was happy after a consistent round.
“History was made today,” quipped the veteran.
“To the best of my knowledge, it’s taken me 27 years and a few months to hit all the fairways in a single round of competition.”
PGA heavyweights Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth would each card five under 66s, two shots off the lead.
On this day in 2008: Ryder Cup misery in Louisville for Nick Faldo’s Europe
Faldo was heavily criticised for his tactics in the closing singles.
Lucas Glover edges past Patrick Cantlay to claim back-to-back Tour wins
Glover, 43, ultimately claimed victory with a par on the 18th hole playoff after Cantlay found water off the tee.
Lilia Vu wins second major as Charley Hull comes up short despite stunning eagle
American Vu added the Women’s Open title to her Chevron Championship.
Lucas Glover holds onto lead in Memphis with Tommy Fleetwood two strokes behind
Glover said it was a scrappy day but he got ‘a lot out of’ what he had.
Charley Hull shares lead with Lilia Vu heading into final day of Women’s Open
The pair are nine under for the tournament.
On This Day in 2007 – Tiger Woods claims 13th major with victory in Oklahoma
The world number one successfully defended his US PGA Championship title.
Ally Ewing out to emulate Brian Harman with Open win
The pair share their southern roots, passion for hunting and college teams named the Bulldogs.
Ally Ewing storms clear during second round of AIG Women’s Open at Walton Heath
At 10 under par Ewing enjoyed a five-shot lead over compatriot Andrea Lee and Japan’s Minami Katsu.
Jordan Spieth leads by one after first round of FedEx St Jude Championship
England’s Tommy Fleetwood and Aaron Rai are the best of the British contingent, closing out Thursday on four under par.
Rory McIlroy delighted with Tiger Woods’ role on PGA Tour’s policy board
Woods, 47, has not played since withdrawing from April’s Masters and concedes his playing opportunities will be extremely limited going forward.