Kevin Kisner leads the RSM Classic with a hot round on the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club in Georgia.
Kevin fired an opening round -7 under par 65 on the more difficult Plantation Course, in the RSM Classic. The competition is played over two courses at the Sea Island Golf Resort, to lead the tournament by one shot.
Kevin has done everything but win this year, even losing in a playoff three times;
“I haven’t been disappointed in any stretch of golf coming down the stretch to have a chance. I always rate myself on that.”
“I’ve just gotten beaten a few times, so hopefully I’ll have a chance coming down with a couple shot lead on Sunday.”
There is an eight-way tie for second place at -6 under, with Jeff Overton, David Hearn and Tom Hoge who each had first rounds of – 6 under par 64 over on the Seaside Course, while Jim Herman, Kyle Stanley, Kevin Chappell, Scott Stallings and Si Woo Kim joined them on that score with -6 under 66 on the Plantation Course.
Things will even out tomorrow when everyone has played both courses, but at the moment it looks like a very close contest.
Best story of the day is about Davis Love 111, the US Ryder Cup captain playing alongside his amateur son Dru, who won a four-man qualifier on Sunday to earn his spot here;
Davis spoke about the pressure of their rivalry;
“It was weird because I kept saying, ‘Which ball are we going to play?’ thinking we’re playing a scramble at the PNC Father-Son Challenge.”
“I caught myself watching him play because I was nervous for him and hoping he’d play well.”
“Dru hit it first into the green and hit it close, then I hit it closer than him.”
“He made it; then I was like, oh boy. I had to make it.”
Dru was a little more forthright;
“Beating my dad, I didn’t beat him today. I’ve got the cut in the back of my head and will try to be a little bit more patient tomorrow.”
Both Father and Son finished the day at even par 70 on the Seaside Course, and will have to pay well tomorrow to make the cut, when they will pay together again.