Bryce Molder is the 1st round leader at the Dean & Deluca Invitational, at Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas.
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Bryce shot a first round -6 under par 64 to take the lead in the Dean & Deluca Invitational, at Colonial Country Club, even though he was worried about the darkening skies, following a delay of 75 minutes caused by rain and lightning in the area ;
“It was almost like they were about to blow the horn for darkness.”
“It wasn’t dark to where you can’t see the ball flight, but you’re kind of reading putts looking a little funny at it.”
“It was dark. It was weird. It was almost like late, late, late in the day.”
“I hit a lot of greens early, 20, 30 feet, and just kind of rolled it up close.”
“And then all of a sudden hit a couple close when I made the turn, Nos. 1 and 2, got some close birdies.”
“Maybe the delay just kind of helped me wake up.”
“Actually, I went back out on the range and just kind of one little tinker here or there and found a little groove for the rest of the 12 holes.”
Patrick Reed, Anirban Lahiri and Webb Simpson all carded first rounds of -5 under par 65.
Ryan Palmer, Jason Dufner, Martin Piller and Kyle Reifers are all in a tie for fifth spot following their opening rounds of -4 under par 66.
Ryan is comfortable out on the Colonial course;
“It’s a golf course I can step on to each tee and don’t even need my yardage book.”
“To shoot 4-under out here on a Thursday, you’re not hurting.”
Jordan Spieth, the world’s No. 2-ranked player is in a large group of players at -3 under par, he was not happy with the wind today;
“It was so tough to gauge the wind correctly and get the ball close to the hole.”
“On a day like this, you’re just really looking to hit greens in regulation, be as stress-free as possible, and it felt like we were out there.”