There is a three-way tie at the top of the Wyndham Championship after the first round at Sedgefield Country Club.
Eric Compton, William McGirt and Tom Hodge all share the first round lead at the Wyndham Championship with rounds of -8 under par 62.
Eric was using his new irons, Titleist 716s, he hit all greens in regulation, and was surprised at the outcome;
“kind of an unexpected kind of round.”
“With the conditions being soft like they were today, I felt like I didn’t catch any balls that were heavy so really happy with the new equipment and looking forward to The Playoffs and then see how far I can go.”
William kind of just cruised around;
“Fairly stress free.”
“At times its been really really frustrating.”
“A couple of rounds you shoot 1 under and with very little work it could have been 7 or 8 under.”
“I have been trying to stay positive and know I am playing better than the scores indicate.”
“If I had a couple places to get my first win, it would be here or Charlotte or Hilton Head because I live in South Carolina now.”
“We’re still three days away from that. It would be nice.”
Second place is being shared by Jim Herman, Derek Ernst and Morgan Hoffman, at -7 under par, with all shooting rounds of 63.
Headlining third place at -6 under par, after a first round 64 is Tiger Woods, he shares that spot with countryman Davis Love 111, Martin Kaymer and Carl Pettersen.
Tiger chipped in for a birdie in his first hole, the tenth;
“It was electric out there from the very first hole.”
“I could see it going in, I gave it a little early call.”
“I was telling Joey (caddie Joe LaCava) it’s finally nice to get something out of a round, a round that could have been two to four under par, it’s finally six.”
“When it’s like this, you’ve got to throw darts and go low.”
Tomorrow is another day, lets see if Tiger is really back.