PGA

Greenbrier Classic 2018

July 05-08

Old White TPC course, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

$7,300,000

July 05-08

Old White TPC course, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

$7,300,000

Round 1

Webb Simpson takes Greenbrier lead with 61

July 05, 2018

Former US Open champion Webb Simpson shook off a weather delay to fire a career-best 61 on Thursday, grabbing a one-shot lead over Kim Whee after the first round of the US PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic.

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Simpson was within striking distance of a 59 on the Old White TPC course in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, but admitted he tried not to think too much about it.

"It's hard, because I'm trying to take it one shot at a time, make every shot the same as any other shot," said Simpson, who has struggled since winning the Players Championship earlier this year.

Simpson had come back from a weather delay of almost two hours with birdies at 14 and 16 that moved him to nine-under on the par-70 course.

A poor second shot at the par-five 17th, where Simpson ended up in the rough, helped doom his chances at achieving golf's magical number.

"That didn't really give me a chance to get at that left pin," Simpson said. "When you're coming in from that left rough to that pin you're not expecting to get close.

"It's kind of a bummer to end the round that way but overall a great, solid round," added Simpson, who had seven birdies and chipped in from just off the green for eagle at the par-five 12th.

South Korea's Kim saw a streak of four straight birdies from the second through the fifth end with back-to-back bogeys.

But he rebounded with five birdies in his next seven holes, finishing with a total of 10 birdies on his way to an eight-under round -- his best ever on the PGA Tour.

Chilean 19-year-old Joaquin Niemann was a further stroke back on seven-under 63 with Kelly Kraft on 64.

Niemann set the early pace with his 63 on a course where he fired a 64 in the final round last year as an amateur.

He teed off on 10 and birdied six of his first 10 holes, capping his round with a birdie at the ninth.

"I made a couple of good birdies in the start of the round," he said. "After that I thought I was going really low. My game was feeling really good and my putter was good. So all my game was good today."

Former major winner Keegan Bradley headed a group of players on 65, while five-time major winner Phil Mickelson headed a big group on four-under 66.

Mickelson, 48, is playing his first tournament since the US Open -- when he drew criticism for intentionally violating the rules of golf by hitting his ball when it was still moving on the green.

Mickelson, who was penalized two strokes but escaped disqualification, later apologized.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Webb Simpson
USA
-9
61
2
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-8
62
3
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-7
63
4
Kelly Kraft
USA
-6
64
T5
Chad Campbell
USA
-5
65
T5
J. J. Henry
USA
-5
65
T5
Jason Kokrak
USA
-5
65
T5
Keegan Bradley
USA
-5
65
T9
Austin Cook
USA
-4
66
T9
Billy Hurley III
USA
-4
66
T9
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-4
66
T9
David Lingmerth
SWE
-4
66
T9
Harold Varner III
USA
-4
66
T9
Kevin Chappell
USA
-4
66
T9
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-4
66
T9
Phil Mickelson
USA
-4
66
T9
Robert Streb
USA
-4
66
T9
Ryan Moore
USA
-4
66
T9
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-4
66
T9
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
-4
66
T9
Tom Hoge
USA
-4
66
T9
Xander Schauffele
USA
-4
66
T9
Zecheng Dou
CHN
-4
66
T24
Abraham Ancer
USA
-3
67
T24
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-3
67
T24
Blayne Barber
USA
-3
67
T24
Brett Stegmaier
USA
-3
67
T24
Brian Harman
USA
-3
67
T24
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-3
67
T24
Cameron Percy
AUS
-3
67
T24
Corey Conners
CAN
-3
67
T24
Danny Lee
NZL
-3
67
T24
Denny McCarthy
USA
-3
67
T24
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-3
67
T24
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-3
67
T24
Harris English
USA
-3
67
T24
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-3
67
T24
Joel Dahmen
USA
-3
67
T24
Jonathan Randolph
USA
-3
67
T24
Peter Malnati
USA
-3
67
T24
Ryan Armour
USA
-3
67
T24
Steve Marino
USA
-3
67
T24
Tony Finau
USA
-3
67
T44
Adam Schenk
USA
-2
68
T44
Alex Cejka
GER
-2
68
T44
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-2
68
T44
Bubba Watson
USA
-2
68
T44
Charles Howell III
USA
-2
68
T44
David Hearn
CAN
-2
68
T44
J. J. Spaun
USA
-2
68
T44
James Hahn
USA
-2
68
T44
Jim Furyk
USA
-2
68
T44
John Merrick
USA
-2
68
T44
John Peterson
USA
-2
68
T44
Johnson Wagner
USA
-2
68
T44
Martin Piller
USA
-2
68
T44
Michael Thompson
USA
-2
68
T44
Russell Henley
USA
-2
68
T44
Ryan Blaum
USA
-2
68
T44
Sam Saunders
USA
-2
68
T44
Tyler Duncan
USA
-2
68
T44
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-2
68
T44
Zac Blair
USA
-2
68
T64
Andrew Putnam
USA
-1
69
T64
Ben Crane
USA
-1
69
T64
Bill Haas
USA
-1
69
T64
Brice Garnett
USA
-1
69
T64
Dicky Pride
USA
-1
69
T64
Ethan Tracy
USA
-1
69
T64
Hudson Swafford
USA
-1
69
T64
J. T. Poston
USA
-1
69
T64
Keith Mitchell
USA
-1
69
T64
Kevin Kisner
USA
-1
69
T64
Kevin Na
USA
-1
69
T64
Lanto Griffin
USA
-1
69
T64
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-1
69
T64
Matthew Every
USA
-1
69
T64
Nick Watney
USA
-1
69
T64
Norman Xiong
-1
69
T64
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-1
69
T64
T. J. Vogel
USA
-1
69
T64
Talor Gooch
USA
-1
69
T64
Vijay Singh
FIJ
-1
69
T64
Wes Homan
USA
-1
69
T64
Wesley Bryan
USA
-1
69
T64
Will Claxton
USA
-1
69
T64
William McGirt
USA
-1
69
T88
Aaron Wise
USA
Par
70
T88
Blake Taylor
Par
70
T88
Brian Gay
USA
Par
70
T88
David Bradshaw
USA
Par
70
T88
Derek Fathauer
USA
Par
70
T88
J. B. Holmes
USA
Par
70
T88
Jonas Blixt
SWE
Par
70
T88
Logan Lagodich
Par
70
T88
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
Par
70
T88
Patrick Rodgers
USA
Par
70
T88
Patton Kizzire
USA
Par
70
T88
Roberto Diaz
MEX
Par
70
T88
Sam Ryder
USA
Par
70
T88
Scott Brown
USA
Par
70
T88
Scott Piercy
USA
Par
70
T88
Scott Stallings
USA
Par
70
T88
Seamus Power
IRL
Par
70
T88
Steven Bowditch
AUS
Par
70
T88
Tom Lovelady
USA
Par
70
T88
Tommy Gainey
USA
Par
70
T108
Andrew Yun
USA
1
71
T108
Cameron Tringale
USA
1
71
T108
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
1
71
T108
Chris Couch
USA
1
71
T108
Daniel Summerhays
USA
1
71
T108
George McNeill
USA
1
71
T108
Jason Gore
USA
1
71
T108
Jonathan Byrd
USA
1
71
T108
Ken Duke
USA
1
71
T108
Michael Kim
KOR
1
71
T108
Nick Taylor
CAN
1
71
T108
Omar Uresti
USA
1
71
T108
Parker McLachlin
USA
1
71
T108
Richy Werenski
USA
1
71
T108
Rob Oppenheim
USA
1
71
T108
Stuart Appleby
AUS
1
71
T108
Trey Mullinax
USA
1
71
T108
Vaughn Taylor
USA
1
71
T108
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
1
71
T127
Bob Estes
USA
2
72
T127
Brandon Harkins
USA
2
72
T127
Chris Stroud
USA
2
72
T127
John Huh
USA
2
72
T127
Kevin Streelman
USA
2
72
T127
Matt Atkins
USA
2
72
T127
Matt Jones
AUS
2
72
T127
Sam O'Dell
USA
2
72
T127
Shawn Stefani
USA
2
72
T127
Tim Herron
USA
2
72
T137
Brian Davis
ENG
3
73
T137
Chase Seiffert
USA
3
73
T137
Davey Jude
3
73
T137
Kyle Thompson
USA
3
73
T137
Martin Flores
USA
3
73
T137
Ricky Barnes
USA
3
73
T137
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
3
73
T144
Conrad Shindler
USA
4
74
T144
Devin Gee
4
74
T144
Robert Allenby
AUS
4
74
T144
Robert Garrigus
USA
4
74
T144
Sean O'Hair
USA
4
74
T149
Cody Gribble
USA
5
75
T149
Geoff Ogilvy
AUS
5
75
T149
Jimmy Walker
USA
5
75
T149
Troy Matteson
USA
5
75
T153
John Daly
USA
7
77
T153
Jon Curran
USA
7
77
155
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
8
78
RET
Smylie Kaufman
USA
Par
79
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Webb Simpson
USA
-9
61
2
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-8
62
3
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-7
63
4
Kelly Kraft
USA
-6
64
T5
Chad Campbell
USA
-5
65
T5
J. J. Henry
USA
-5
65
T5
Jason Kokrak
USA
-5
65
T5
Keegan Bradley
USA
-5
65
T9
Austin Cook
USA
-4
66
T9
Billy Hurley III
USA
-4
66
T9
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-4
66
T9
David Lingmerth
SWE
-4
66
T9
Harold Varner III
USA
-4
66
T9
Kevin Chappell
USA
-4
66
T9
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-4
66
T9
Phil Mickelson
USA
-4
66
T9
Robert Streb
USA
-4
66
T9
Ryan Moore
USA
-4
66
T9
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-4
66
T9
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
-4
66
T9
Tom Hoge
USA
-4
66
T9
Xander Schauffele
USA
-4
66
T9
Zecheng Dou
CHN
-4
66
T24
Abraham Ancer
USA
-3
67
T24
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-3
67
T24
Blayne Barber
USA
-3
67
T24
Brett Stegmaier
USA
-3
67
T24
Brian Harman
USA
-3
67
T24
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-3
67
T24
Cameron Percy
AUS
-3
67
T24
Corey Conners
CAN
-3
67
T24
Danny Lee
NZL
-3
67
T24
Denny McCarthy
USA
-3
67
T24
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-3
67
T24
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-3
67
T24
Harris English
USA
-3
67
T24
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-3
67
T24
Joel Dahmen
USA
-3
67
T24
Jonathan Randolph
USA
-3
67
T24
Peter Malnati
USA
-3
67
T24
Ryan Armour
USA
-3
67
T24
Steve Marino
USA
-3
67
T24
Tony Finau
USA
-3
67
T44
Adam Schenk
USA
-2
68
T44
Alex Cejka
GER
-2
68
T44
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-2
68
T44
Bubba Watson
USA
-2
68
T44
Charles Howell III
USA
-2
68
T44
David Hearn
CAN
-2
68
T44
J. J. Spaun
USA
-2
68
T44
James Hahn
USA
-2
68
T44
Jim Furyk
USA
-2
68
T44
John Merrick
USA
-2
68
T44
John Peterson
USA
-2
68
T44
Johnson Wagner
USA
-2
68
T44
Martin Piller
USA
-2
68
T44
Michael Thompson
USA
-2
68
T44
Russell Henley
USA
-2
68
T44
Ryan Blaum
USA
-2
68
T44
Sam Saunders
USA
-2
68
T44
Tyler Duncan
USA
-2
68
T44
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-2
68
T44
Zac Blair
USA
-2
68
T64
Andrew Putnam
USA
-1
69
T64
Ben Crane
USA
-1
69
T64
Bill Haas
USA
-1
69
T64
Brice Garnett
USA
-1
69
T64
Dicky Pride
USA
-1
69
T64
Ethan Tracy
USA
-1
69
T64
Hudson Swafford
USA
-1
69
T64
J. T. Poston
USA
-1
69
T64
Keith Mitchell
USA
-1
69
T64
Kevin Kisner
USA
-1
69
T64
Kevin Na
USA
-1
69
T64
Lanto Griffin
USA
-1
69
T64
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-1
69
T64
Matthew Every
USA
-1
69
T64
Nick Watney
USA
-1
69
T64
Norman Xiong
-1
69
T64
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-1
69
T64
T. J. Vogel
USA
-1
69
T64
Talor Gooch
USA
-1
69
T64
Vijay Singh
FIJ
-1
69
T64
Wes Homan
USA
-1
69
T64
Wesley Bryan
USA
-1
69
T64
Will Claxton
USA
-1
69
T64
William McGirt
USA
-1
69
T88
Aaron Wise
USA
Par
70
T88
Blake Taylor
Par
70
T88
Brian Gay
USA
Par
70
T88
David Bradshaw
USA
Par
70
T88
Derek Fathauer
USA
Par
70
T88
J. B. Holmes
USA
Par
70
T88
Jonas Blixt
SWE
Par
70
T88
Logan Lagodich
Par
70
T88
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
Par
70
T88
Patrick Rodgers
USA
Par
70
T88
Patton Kizzire
USA
Par
70
T88
Roberto Diaz
MEX
Par
70
T88
Sam Ryder
USA
Par
70
T88
Scott Brown
USA
Par
70
T88
Scott Piercy
USA
Par
70
T88
Scott Stallings
USA
Par
70
T88
Seamus Power
IRL
Par
70
T88
Steven Bowditch
AUS
Par
70
T88
Tom Lovelady
USA
Par
70
T88
Tommy Gainey
USA
Par
70
T108
Andrew Yun
USA
1
71
T108
Cameron Tringale
USA
1
71
T108
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
1
71
T108
Chris Couch
USA
1
71
T108
Daniel Summerhays
USA
1
71
T108
George McNeill
USA
1
71
T108
Jason Gore
USA
1
71
T108
Jonathan Byrd
USA
1
71
T108
Ken Duke
USA
1
71
T108
Michael Kim
KOR
1
71
T108
Nick Taylor
CAN
1
71
T108
Omar Uresti
USA
1
71
T108
Parker McLachlin
USA
1
71
T108
Richy Werenski
USA
1
71
T108
Rob Oppenheim
USA
1
71
T108
Stuart Appleby
AUS
1
71
T108
Trey Mullinax
USA
1
71
T108
Vaughn Taylor
USA
1
71
T108
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
1
71
T127
Bob Estes
USA
2
72
T127
Brandon Harkins
USA
2
72
T127
Chris Stroud
USA
2
72
T127
John Huh
USA
2
72
T127
Kevin Streelman
USA
2
72
T127
Matt Atkins
USA
2
72
T127
Matt Jones
AUS
2
72
T127
Sam O'Dell
USA
2
72
T127
Shawn Stefani
USA
2
72
T127
Tim Herron
USA
2
72
T137
Brian Davis
ENG
3
73
T137
Chase Seiffert
USA
3
73
T137
Davey Jude
3
73
T137
Kyle Thompson
USA
3
73
T137
Martin Flores
USA
3
73
T137
Ricky Barnes
USA
3
73
T137
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
3
73
T144
Conrad Shindler
USA
4
74
T144
Devin Gee
4
74
T144
Robert Allenby
AUS
4
74
T144
Robert Garrigus
USA
4
74
T144
Sean O'Hair
USA
4
74
T149
Cody Gribble
USA
5
75
T149
Geoff Ogilvy
AUS
5
75
T149
Jimmy Walker
USA
5
75
T149
Troy Matteson
USA
5
75
T153
John Daly
USA
7
77
T153
Jon Curran
USA
7
77
155
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
8
78
RET
Smylie Kaufman
USA
Par
79