Russell Henley, leads after the first round of The Northern Trust at Glen Oaks Club in New York.
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Russell carded a first round -6 under par 64 to lead The Northern Trust, by just one shot.
Russell is not sure what went right, apart from some good putting;
“I don’t know what the key is, or the secret.”
“I just tried to hit the fairway, make sure I hit the green when I was in the fairway, and the greens are great and I rolled in a couple of putts.”
World #1 Dustin Johnson is in second place at -5 under par following his opening round of 65. Dustin reported an upswing in his form;
“Today was much easier than it has been in the past.”
“I’ve been saying it’s close and I’ve seen signs of it. But today was the first day where I felt like all day I was really in control of the swing.”
“Hit a lot of really good shots. Drove it well. Did everything really well. It’s the first time in a long time I’ve done that.”
Scott Brown and Chris Kirk, USA, were tied in third place along with Camillo Villegas from Colombia, all at -4 under par for the tournament.
Phil Mickelson wants to play his way onto the The Presidents Cup team next month at Liberty National, but a +2 over 72 is not good enough. Rory McIlroy who is going to defend his FedExCup title is also still on the back foot, carding +3 over 73 today.