First Round Update — PGA Tour — Zurich Classic of New Orleans — TPC Louisiana — New Orleans —
Everyone is chasing Boo Weekley at the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Weekley fired 8-under-64 in the opening round playing int he morning wave at TPC Louisiana. He leads by two shots over Daniel Berger, who shot 66. The afternoon wave has yet to tee as the morning wave continues to buzz through round one action.
As a 125-to-1 betting pick at www.skybet.com, Weekley scattered just one bogey on his round.
Among the pre-tournament betting favorites: Jason Day and Dustin Johnson carded 67s and sit at T-5 at the moment, while Justin Rose shot 3-under-69 playing in the morning.
Other Golf news:
- Three way tie at the top of the leader board with 68s at the Volvo China Open including Bradley Dredge and David Howell, who opened as a 35-1 betting selection.
- Azahara Munoz returns to action this week on the LPGA Tour after having a tumor removed from her hand. The four-time LPGA Tour winner opened as a 40-1 pick to capture the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in San Francisco. Juli Inkster is 4-under through eight holes to take an early lead in the morning wave of tee times.
- Suzann Pettersen, a 16-time winner on the LPGA Tour including two majors, withdrew this week from the California tour stop citing a shoulder injury.
- The Champions Tour hosts the 38th Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf this weekend.