Tommy Gainey and Johnson Wagner are tied for the lead at The Greenbrier Classic on -8 under par after the opening round The Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs.
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A clean-shaven Johnson Wagner and Tommy Gainey each shot an 8-under 62 to enjoy a two shot lead at the top of the leaderboard at The Greenbrier Classic.
Johnson admitted that he had endured some hard times recently, and his mustache had been removed as a birthday offering to his wife;
” The last couple of months have been really hard, I just haven’t been much fun to be around. It’s just been tough. Nobody likes to be bad at what they do, especially golfers. “I’ve been disappointed with 76’s and 79’s the last month, so I’m very happy to be disappointed with a 62 today. I didn’t get her a gift, so I thought maybe surprising her with a clean lip would suffice, I love irritating my wife too much to let it go for too long.”
Two Gloves Tommy said he had forgotten to have fun out on the golf course;
“I had gotten away from that and I’m trying to get back into that now, I felt like I knew what was going on. I was putting too much pressure on myself. Hitting out of the rough is no fun, trust me, I’ve been doing it for the past three years. I believe you can get to at least 20 under this week. It depends on how much rain we get and how much softer this course gets.”
Webb Simpson and Jim Park are tied in third place at -6 under par, with their opening rounds of 64.
Phil Mickelson is back at -2 under par and is at a loss as to why this golf course gives him so many problems;
“I don’t know what it is, I felt like I was playing really well heading in here. I don’t play this course well. I don’t know what the reasoning is. It’s just given me problems the last few years.”