PGA TOUR rookie Corey Conners, Canada, leads the Valspar Championship at the Copperhead Course in Florida.
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Corey shot a first round -4 under par 67 to lead the Valspar Championship by one shot on day one;
“I don’t overpower it, but everything is really solid.”
“I definitely like the challenge and like golf courses that put a premium on the fairway and hitting the green.”
“It was a lot of tap-in pars and made some birdies.”
Tied in second place at -3 under par are, Whee Kim, South Korea, with Kelly Craft and Nick Watney from the USA.
Nick is trying to recover from a back injury, and feels he is playing better than his results;
“I feel like my results haven’t quite caught up to the way I’m playing. I feel like I’m playing pretty well.”
“I got some breaks today, drove it in the trees on the sixth, I had a shot, holed a bunker shot.”
“Maybe I need to steal a few shots here and there and get some good things going.”
Sharing third spot at -2 under are, Russell Knox, Scotland, with Jimmy Walker and Keegan Bradley, both from the USA.
Tiger continued his comeback, with a -1 under 70, and is in the large group at T 8, which included, Justin Rose, England, Sergio Garcia, Spain, and Adam Scott, Australia.
Tiger said he is getting better;
“I’m getting a little better piece by piece.”
“This was a very good test of all the things I tried to hit.”