3M Open R1

Richy Werenski takes lead in Minnesota with last-gasp birdie

July 23-26
TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota
$6,600,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


3M Open R1 - Richy Werenski takes lead in Minnesota
Richy Werenski celebrates after a birdie on the 18th hole to give him the lead during the first round of the 3M Open golf tournament in Blaine, Minnesota (Andy Clayton- King/AP)


American Richy Werenski calmly sank a short birdie on the par-five 18th to take an opening round lead at the 3M Open in Minnesota.


The 28-year-old made the most of some friendly greens as he shot an eight-under 63 at TPC Twin Cities on Thursday.

A consistent performance throughout the day puts him one shot in front of fellow American Michael Thompson, who was keeping pace with Werenski until the latter’s final birdie.



Elsewhere, Ireland’s Seamus Power and England’s Tom Lewis led the way for the British contingent thanks to their shared score of three-under 68.

They are both currently tied for 27th, well ahead of the next-closest Briton Tommy Fleetwood.


In what was his first tournament since the resumption of the PGA Tour, Fleetwood was left to rue a double bogey on the 18th which saw him finish with an even 71.

Heading into the tournament, the 12th-ranked Fleetwood said his focus was just on playing well, without having a particular score in mind.





He told a pre-tournament press conference: “I’m definitely not going to use time off as any kind of excuse if I don’t play well because I feel like I’ve had a lot of good practice and playing time. So hopefully I can just pick it up and come out here and put in a strong performance.

“We’ll see. And if not, then I’m definitely going to learn from this week moving into the weeks ahead where there are some pretty big weeks coming up.”




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Richy Werenski
-8
63
2
Michael Thompson
-7
64
T3
Tony Finau
-6
65
T3
Ryan Moore
-6
65
T3
Xinjun Zhang
-6
65
T3
Nick Watney
-6
65
T3
Matthew Wolff
-6
65
T3
Max Homa
-6
65
T3
Bo Hoag
-6
65
T10
Kyle Stanley
-5
66
T10
Brendon de Jonge
-5
66
T10
Talor Gooch
-5
66
T10
Patrick Rodgers
-5
66
T10
Bo Van Pelt
-5
66
T10
Bronson Burgoon
-5
66
T10
Robert Garrigus
-5
66
T10
Charl Schwartzel
-5
66
T10
Aaron Baddeley
-5
66
T10
Chris Kirk
-5
66
T20
Cameron Davis
-4
67
T20
Alex Noren
-4
67
T20
Kramer Hickok
-4
67
T20
Adam Schenk
-4
67
T20
Austin Cook
-4
67
T20
Bubba Watson
-4
67
T20
Danny Lee
-4
67
T27
Seamus Power
-3
68
T27
Adam Long
-3
68
T27
Jason Dufner
-3
68
T27
Chad Campbell
-3
68
T27
Ryan Brehm
-3
68
T27
Dylan Frittelli
-3
68
T27
Denny McCarthy
-3
68
T27
Chris Baker
-3
68
T27
Tommy Gainey
-3
68
T27
D.J. Trahan
-3
68
T27
Luke List
-3
68
T27
Wyndham Clark
-3
68
T27
Robby Shelton
-3
68
T27
Tom Lewis
-3
68
T41
Roger Sloan
-2
69
T41
Chase Seiffert
-2
69
T41
Aaron Wise
-2
69
T41
Keith Mitchell
-2
69
T41
Will Gordon
-2
69
T41
Hank Lebioda
-2
69
T41
Cameron Tringale
-2
69
T41
Tom Hoge
-2
69
T41
Vaughn Taylor
-2
69
T41
Patton Kizzire
-2
69
T41
Stewart Cink
-2
69
T41
David Hearn
-2
69
T41
J.J. Spaun
-2
69
T41
Zack Sucher
-2
69
T41
Dominic Bozzelli
-2
69
T41
Aaron Crawford
-2
69
T57
Henrik Norlander
-1
70
T57
Bill Haas
-1
70
T57
George McNeill
-1
70
T57
Alex Cejka
-1
70
T57
Brooks Koepka
-1
70
T57
Michael Kim
-1
70
T57
Fabián Gómez
-1
70
T57
Doc Redman
-1
70
T57
Josh Teater
-1
70
T57
Peter Uihlein
-1
70
T57
Matthias Schwab
-1
70
T57
Brandon Hagy
-1
70
T57
Harris English
-1
70
T57
Matt Every
-1
70
T57
Sepp Straka
-1
70
T57
Pat Perez
-1
70
T57
Brice Garnett
-1
70
T57
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
-1
70
T57
Sam Burns
-1
70
T57
Tim Wilkinson
-1
70
T57
Kristoffer Ventura
-1
70
T57
Doug Ghim
-1
70
T57
Joseph Bramlett
-1
70
T57
Chase Koepka
-1
70
T57
Michael Gellerman
-1
70
T82
Emiliano Grillo
E
71
T82
Brian Gay
E
71
T82
Charles Howell III
E
71
T82
Si Woo Kim
E
71
T82
Tommy Fleetwood
E
71
T82
Scott Stallings
E
71
T82
Chesson Hadley
E
71
T82
Tom Lehman
E
71
T82
Rafa Cabrera Bello
E
71
T82
K.J. Choi
E
71
T82
Beau Hossler
E
71
T82
Rich Beem
E
71
T82
John Merrick
E
71
T82
Parker McLachlin
E
71
T82
Scott Harrington
E
71
T82
Johnson Wagner
E
71
T98
Scott Brown
1
72
T98
Harry Higgs
1
72
T98
Matthew NeSmith
1
72
T98
Chris Stroud
1
72
T98
Andrew Putnam
1
72
T98
Russell Henley
1
72
T98
Jamie Lovemark
1
72
T98
Tim Herron
1
72
T98
John Senden
1
72
T98
Rhein Gibson
1
72
T98
Sahith Theegala
1
72
T98
Ricky Barnes
1
72
T98
Derek Ernst
1
72
T98
Jonathan Byrd
1
72
T98
Branden Grace
1
72
T98
Paul Casey
1
72
T98
Ryan Armour
1
72
T98
Roberto Castro
1
72
T98
Jhonattan Vegas
1
72
T98
Daniel Chopra
1
72
T98
Ben Martin
1
72
T98
Michael Gligic
1
72
T120
Hunter Mahan
2
73
T120
Scott Piercy
2
73
T120
Arjun Atwal
2
73
T120
Peter Kuest
2
73
T120
Peter Malnati
2
73
T120
Ryan Blaum
2
73
T120
Bernd Wiesberger
2
73
T120
Robert Streb
2
73
T120
Troy Merritt
2
73
T120
Lucas Glover
2
73
T120
David Lingmerth
2
73
T120
Mark Anderson
2
73
T120
Angus Flanagan (a)
2
73
T133
Seung-Yul Noh
3
74
T133
Luke Donald
3
74
T133
Ted Potter, Jr.
3
74
T133
Cameron Percy
3
74
T133
Shawn Stefani
3
74
T133
Erik van Rooyen
3
74
T133
Sebastian Cappelen
3
74
T133
Rob Oppenheim
3
74
T133
Nelson Ledesma
3
74
T133
Wes Roach
3
74
T143
Martin Trainer
4
75
T143
Hudson Swafford
4
75
T143
Sangmoon Bae
4
75
T143
Charley Hoffman
4
75
T143
Ben Taylor
4
75
T148
Brian Harman
5
76
T148
Sam Ryder
5
76
T148
Vincent Whaley
5
76
T148
Russell Knox
5
76
152
Greg Chalmers
6
77
T153
Ted Purdy
7
78
T153
Jake Kneen
7
78
WD
Dustin Johnson
E
78
WD
Tyler McCumber
E
41
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