John Peterson, USA leads the Wells Fargo Championship at The Quail Hollow Club.
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John shot an opening round -6 under 65 to lead the Wells Fargo Championship by two strokes.
John has stated that he will give up his playing card if he does earn enough money in the next three rounds, to stay on tour;
“I’m kind of free-wheeling it at this point.”
“I know a little bit has been said about me retiring if I don’t make the necessary money for my medical starts, and all that’s true.”
“If I don’t make it, I’m not playing golf anymore.”
“Either way is fine with me, I’ve got everything in place for both sides of it, so I’m not going to be bothered if I make it.”
“Obviously, I would never be bothered to win a golf tournament out here.”
Does not sound to me like a man who will give his all just to be here.
Five players share second place at -4 under after their first rounds of 67, Peter Malnati, Johnson Wagner, Keith Mitchell, and Kyle Stanley, all from the USA, they are joined by a foreigner Tyrrell Hatton of England.
Rory McIlroy is sharing seventh place with ten other golfers, but Rory loves Quail Hollow;
“I’ve just won here a couple times. That’s about the difference.”
“I love this place, I feel like I don’t have to play that well and I can still get it around.”
Tiger Woods finished at even par 71, tied in 34th place, needing to get his putter working;
“I hit the ball fine today, if I just make a few putts, I should be two or three under par, which is fine. I just didn’t make anything today.”