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What an absolutely crazy day at the Wyndham Championship! First off, Matt Every coming out of the absolute clouds to shoot a 9-under 61. Guy has only made 7 cuts all year and is ranked 183 in FedEx Cup standings, but man did he have a groove today. Just look at this amazing hole out on 1 from Every, what a great start to the day!
It doesn’t get much better than this.
Eagle on the first hole en route to a 61.#MustSeeMoments: https://t.co/yO0FZsbpcg pic.twitter.com/MRAxN6mjwO
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 18, 2017
Man, just watching that fills my heart with joy (and my head with the question, “why can’t I do that???”). As stated above, Every currently sits 183rd in the FedEx Cup standings, but if he wins this tournament, he will jump all the way to 75th. A nice little 108 spots up and a spot in the playoffs. Wouldn’t be the worst way to end the season now would it?
The best, and honestly least surprising name on this list is Davis Love III. I swear, this guy is as timeless as fine Scotch. Every year, I say that there is no way Davis Love can still be playing. And every year: he comes out in one tournament and puts me right back into my place. Now I know he mostly plays Champions Tour golf now, but you have to love the Ryder Cup captain putting in some serious work on the track today!
Overall, a great first round. Hopefully we see some great golf to discuss more in-depth tomorrow!
PS: Hey Byuong Han An, step your game up. Daddy’s got some money to win!!!