Kyle Stanley has the 1st round lead at the TOUR Championship at East Lake.
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Kyle carded an opening round -6 under par 64 to take a two shot lead at the top of the TOUR Championship leaderboard;
“When we played our practice rounds I thought it was, a pretty difficult test.”
“It was nice to get off to a pretty fast start, making four birdies in a row.”
Four players are tied in second place at -4 under, after their opening rounds of 66, they are; Paul Casey, England, Brookes Koepka, Daniel Berger and Webb Simpson.
Webb explained how hard it is to get this far in the championship, due in part to better putting;
“It’s hard to get here, I feel like the competition on the PGA Tour’s better every year.”
“Purses are bigger, there’s FedEx Cup points, guys are hungrier than ever.”
“And next season starts my 10th season, so I’m not that young anymore.
“So yeah, it felt a lot more special this year after missing two in a row, and knowing that I had a tough mountain to climb.”
“I’ve been putting better, and I’ve been thinking better.”
“Add those two things up, I haven’t hit it great this year but I’ve hit it good enough, I guess, and the ball striking is coming.”