First Round – PGA Tour – Wyndham Championship – Sedgefield Country Club – Greensboro, North Carolina –
The golf world is a buzz after Tiger Woods posted his best round of golf in more than two years.
Woods, the former dominant World No. 1, scattered one bogey at Sedgefield Country Club en route to shooting 6-under-64. Although the round was played up lift-clean-and-place, Woods showed signs of his old self.
If he shoots 75 in round two, all would change again.
Woods is part of a group at T-7 alongside Martin Kaymer and two back of the tri-leaders – William McGirt, Tom Hoge and Erik Compton, who all shot 62. For Compton, it was his career-low round that featured a front-nine 28.
McGirt, a past PGA Tour winner, was bogey-free hitting 15 of 18 Greens In Regulations. He needed just 27 putts.
A host of players are 3-under and T-35 including Brooks Koepka, Webb Simpson, Adam Scott and Charl Schwartzel. Look for one of those players to make a move Friday in Greensboro.
For Woods, he is well outside the Top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings. He needs a strong finish to earn enough points to quality for FedEx Cup Playoffs – a four-tournament series beginning next week.
Other Golf news:
- Karine Icher leads the LPGA Tour’s Canadian Pacific Women’s Open in Vancouver. She was 7-under through 16 holes when play was suspended due to darkness. Lydia Ko posted 5-under-67 earlier in the day, while Stacy Lewis logged a 4-under. Lewis is T-3 at the moment.
- The Champions Tour hosts the Boeing Classic beginning Friday in Seattle. Bernhard Langer is the betting favorite, while home town icon Freddie Couples headlines the field.
- In front of her home fans, Brooke Henderson shot 2-under and sits T-13 at the moment. She won her maiden LPGA Tour tournament last week in Portland.