Brandt Snedeker has seized the first round lead at the BMW Championship on the Conway Farms Golf Club course in Illinois.
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Brandt managed to birdie seven straight holes in his first round of -8 under par 63, but only has a one stroke lead at the BMW Championship. He said it was just one of those rounds;
” One of those days where everything seemed to go right in the middle of the round,”
Zach Johnson is in second place at -7 under par, after his opening effort of -7 under par 64, just one shot back.
Zach said that remaining patient is the key;
“I felt comfortable coming into the week, if anything it was one of those days, and weeks where I’m just really trying to remain patient because I’ve been so high on my game for so long that it’s just a matter of sticking to that patience sort of attitude and mentality because I’ve been so close so often as of the last two or three months. But I know it can switch, it can flip. So remaining patient, just trying to stick to my process each hole, each shot, and it’s just one round, but certainly it was very solid.”
Four players are tied in third place at -4 under par; they are, Charl Schwartzel, Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods, and Kevin Streelman.
Tiger lamented missing some short putts;
“I’m not exactly real happy, I played well and I just didn’t get much out of that round. It’s just reading the greens, the familiarity, I just don’t quite have it, and some of the putts are a little bit tricky here and there.”
Tiger was also unable to take advantage of the par fives;
“That’s just not very good, it was a golf course in which you could be really, really aggressive,”
FedExCup points leader Henrik Stenson, misfired today, finishing with a +1 over par first round of 72. Tomorrow will be really interesting, to see who finishes inside the top thirty and goes forward to the Tour Championship sponsored by Coca Cola. There are some very big names outside of the top thirsty cut off at the moment.