After one round of the 2014 RBC Canadian Open; Michael Putnam and Tim Petrovic lead. Putnam birdied six holes en route to a bogey-free 6-under 64. Petrovic shot a bogey-free round as well, but he only birded four holes, but he eagled the par 5 12th hole that propelled him to have a share of the lead after round 1.
23 year-old Canadian Amateur, Taylor Pendrith, playing in his first PGA Tour event played like a season vet as he shot a 5-under 65.
“I never expected that,” Pendrith said after his round concluded, “I was playing good golf coming in here, so I just played golf. Five under is pretty nice. Everybody has some nerves on the first tee something would be wrong with you. But after I played the first hole, I felt calm and felt I should be here.”
Pendrith and Kyle Stanley are in a tie for 3rd place just one shot back. At 4-under par is a bit of a long jam as 11 golfers are in a tie for 5th place which includes: Charl Schwartzel, Nick Watney, and Bo Van Pelt.
Jim Furyk, David Hearn, and Tim Clark are in a tie for 16th at 3-under. Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell, Pat Perez are tied for 32 at 2-under. At 1-under in a tie for 44th is where Matt Kuchar, Charley Hoffman, Graham DeLaet, Luke Guthrie and defending champion Brandt Snedeker reside.
Dustin Johnson, one of the favorites coming into the Canadian Open, shot a very disappointing 4-over 74 which was good for a T-138th. Dustin Johnson is going to have a lot of work to do and you’ll be able to watch him on the Golf Channel along with Snedeker and Mahan as they tee off late in the day at 1:15 PM ET.
Ernie Els – who shot an even round 70 – will play along side Stewart Cink (+1), and Justin Leonard (+2) will also be featured on the Golf Channel as they tee off a 1:05 PM ET.