Shaw Charity Classic R1

Michael Bradley takes opening lead

August 30 – September 01
Canyon Meadows G&CC, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
$2,350,000
Round 2, Round 3


Michael Bradley birdied his final two holes and tied the course record with a 9-under 61 in Friday’s opening round of the Shaw Charity Classic.


The 53-year-old Bradley had his finest round on the over-50 circuit with 10 birdies and a bogey at the par-70 Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club. He matched the low score posted by 2014 Shaw Charity Classic winner Fred Couples and Miguel Angel Jimenez.

”I’m excited I shot 61,” Bradley said. ”I didn’t even realize it, but I’ve played poorly the last few months and I haven’t had a lot of confidence.

”I’ve got no business shooting 61. I’m just being honest. I think 70 or 71 has been the lowest round I’ve had in a number of tournaments. Maybe I can catch lighting in a bottle and try to get some confidence back.”

Steve Flesch was one stroke off the lead after an opening 62.

”Getting off to a great start in the first round has kind of been my nemesis this year,” said Flesch, whose round included an eagle on the par-5, 11th hole.


”Obviously 8 under is a great score and it’s my low of the season (and of his PGA Tour Champions career), so I’m excited, but I’m not surprised because I’ve been playing better than my scores have been reflecting.”

Tom Byrum was alone in third after carding a 7-under 63, which included an eagle on the par-5, 18th hole.

David Morland IV, of Aurora, Ontario, finished as the low Canadian and was in a tie for fourth at 6 under with a group of golfers that included two-time defending champion Scott McCarron.

Also at 6 under were Dan Forsman, Wes Short Jr., Billy Andrade, Mark Brooks, Tim Petrovic and Retief Goosen.


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Michael Bradley
-9
61
2
Steve Flesch
-8
62
3
Tom Byrum
-7
63
T4
Dan Forsman
-6
64
T4
Wes Short, Jr.
-6
64
T4
Billy Andrade
-6
64
T4
Mark Brooks
-6
64
T4
Tim Petrovic
-6
64
T4
Retief Goosen
-6
64
T4
Scott McCarron
-6
64
T4
David Morland IV
-6
64
T12
Shaun Micheel
-5
65
T12
Ken Duke
-5
65
T12
Davis Love III
-5
65
T15
John Huston
-4
66
T15
Michael Campbell
-4
66
T15
Corey Pavin
-4
66
T15
Doug Garwood
-4
66
T15
Ken Tanigawa
-4
66
T15
Doug Barron
-4
66
T21
Mike Goodes
-3
67
T21
Billy Mayfair
-3
67
T21
Bob Estes
-3
67
T21
Steve Pate
-3
67
T21
Jeff Maggert
-3
67
T21
Mark O’Meara
-3
67
T21
Stephen Ames
-3
67
T21
Bart Bryant
-3
67
T21
Colin Montgomerie
-3
67
T21
Joe Durant
-3
67
T21
Tom Gillis
-3
67
T32
Greg Kraft
-2
68
T32
Chris DiMarco
-2
68
T32
David Frost
-2
68
T32
Brett Quigley
-2
68
T32
Vijay Singh
-2
68
T32
Jay Haas
-2
68
T32
Woody Austin
-2
68
T32
Bernhard Langer
-2
68
T32
Rocco Mediate
-2
68
T32
Jeff Sluman
-2
68
T32
David McKenzie
-2
68
T43
Blaine McCallister
-1
69
T43
Olin Browne
-1
69
T43
Lee Janzen
-1
69
T43
Skip Kendall
-1
69
T43
Tom Pernice Jr.
-1
69
T43
Paul Goydos
-1
69
T43
Jesper Parnevik
-1
69
T43
Gene Sauers
-1
69
T43
Carlos Franco
-1
69
T43
Brandt Jobe
-1
69
T53
Glen Day
E
70
T53
Russ Cochran
E
70
T53
Frank Lickliter II
E
70
T53
Duffy Waldorf
E
70
T53
Scott Parel
E
70
T53
Esteban Toledo
E
70
T53
Michael Allen
E
70
T53
Cliff Kresge
E
70
T53
Gibby Gilbert III
E
70
T62
Darren Clarke
1
71
T62
Grant Waite
1
71
T62
Steve Jones
1
71
T62
Paul Broadhurst
1
71
T62
Kirk Triplett
1
71
T62
Tommy Tolles
1
71
T68
Joey Sindelar
2
72
T68
Jerry Smith
2
72
T68
Brandel Chamblee
2
72
T68
John Riegger
2
72
T72
Tommy Armour III
3
73
T72
Stephen Leaney
3
73
T74
Jerry Kelly
4
74
T74
Scott Pieri
4
74
T74
Brian Cooper
4
74
77
Mark Calcavecchia
5
75
78
Larry Mize
6
76