Wyndham Championship Day 1 Recap, Plus JELD-WEN Notes

A lot of interesting things took place today at the Wyndham Championship, with three guys sitting atop the leaderboard heading into the second round the rest of the first round, and then the second round after that tomorrow.

Play was suspended due to darkness today, which was the result of a 4-hour delay due to weather.

However, Chez Reavie, Brandt Snedeker (go Vanderbilt!), and Ryan Moore all shot a 64 on the day, putting them at 6-under par for the tournament and in the current lead after day one.

Good to see Snedeker playing well again, as he seems to be one of those players who is destined to eventually break out and become a major player on tour. We all remember him contending at the Masters last year, and hopefully this will give him some confidence heading into the end of this season.

Four players (Justin Rose, Kevin Streelman, Colt Knost, Chris Riley) all are one shot back at 5-under.

But one of the biggest stories of the day had to be John Daly, who shot a 4-under 66 for the round, and only sits two shots off the lead. Daly has clearly been having trouble lately both on and off the course, and lets just hope this is going to send him in the right direction.

Other notables:

Fred Couples -4 (68), Steve Elkington -4 (through 14 holes)

Rocco Mediate, Rich Beem, D.J. Trahan -3 (69), Boo Weekley, Lucas Glover, Sergio Garcia (all through 12), -3

Adam Scott -2 (70)

David Toms, K.J. Choi, Bubba Watson -1 (71)

Tim Clark WD (neck injury), Steve Flesch (my sleeper pick this week) WD

Full leaderboard over at Golf.com.


- Your leader at the JELD-WEN Tradition after the first round is Brad Bryant, shot an amazing round of 62 today, to sit at 10-under par for the championship. Senior British Open champion Loren Roberts is three shots back after a round of 65. Tom Watson and Tom Lehman are five shots back, while Fred Funk is six shots off the lead. Greg Norman withdrew from the tournament with a sore back.

– How great would it be to see Daly in contention this weekend? Though it wouldn’t draw Tiger ratings, I think golf fans would still like to see him play well, regardless of how things have been in the past off the course. What about a JD vs. Rocco final pairing on Sunday? I’d enjoy that.

– Don’t forget that the Solheim Cup gets started in the morning in Chicago. Even if you don’t watch women’s golf, at least give this event a chance. Match play style is always intriguing, and I think it’ll be an event worth watching.

More great golf on tap for tomorrow, so be sure to tune in to all the action. Have a great night everyone!

Tags: Brad Bryant Brandt Snedeker Golf Greg Norman JELD-WEN Tradition John Daly Loren Roberts PGA Rocco Mediate Tom Watson Wyndham Championship

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