Sepp Straka of Austria takes the day 1 lead at the Safeway Open in California.
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Tour debutant Sepp shot a bogey free -9 under par 63 to lead the Safeway Open by one shot after day 1 in California.
Rookie Chase Wright, USA holds second place at -8 under following his opening bogey free round of 64;
“Good first day at the office.”
Claiming third place at -7 under is Phil Mickelson, bouncing back after a poor Ryder Cup performance, today he was bogey free in his first round of 65, having six birdies in a row on the way;
“I certainly didn’t expect this, I expected to be going home after tomorrow, but now I don’t.”
“Now I think I’ll have maybe a good day tomorrow. Who knows?”
“I’m not playing well, I’m not at my best, today, I had a couple of things click and I got in a nice little rhythm, but the bottom line is I’m not playing well, I’m tired and so forth.”
“So I’m trying to save every ounce of energy I have for the course and maybe it will click.”