Henry’s 60 paces the way in Las Vegas

First Round –PGA Tour – Shriners Hospitals for Children Open – TPC Summerlin – Las Vegas, Nevada –

J.J. Henry made eagle on his final hole Thursday in the opening round to shoot 60 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

It was just the 29th time in PGA Tour history that a 60 was recorded.

The journeyman, who last won in 2012 at the Reno-Tahoe Open, leads by just a stroke as ideal conditions (light winds and temperatures in the 70s) paced the day. Some 70 golfers managed scores in the 60s.

Andres Romero is just a stroke behind after a 61. Former champion in Las Vegas Jonathan Byrd is T-3 at 8-under.

Former U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson is solo 6th after a 64. Simpson finished T-3 at the TOUR Championship in his last start.

Henry entered the week as a 125-to-1 long shot at

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