Shriners Children's Open R1

Sung Kang takes 2-shot lead with 61

Children’s Open 2021 R1
October 07-10
TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
$7,000,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Sung Kang’s opening round in the Shriners Children’s Open wasn’t flawless, marred by a bogey at the par-4 3rd hole, but he closed with an eagle at the par-5 9th for a 61 and a two-shot lead at 10-under in Las Vegas.


Children’s Open 2021 R1

“Last few weeks I wasn’t driving it very good, but my iron play was pretty sharp and my putting was pretty good. So I was just thinking if I can get my driver somewhere in play I could actually score better. And we figured something out on Tuesday and started driving it a lot better and I drove it quite better than last few weeks.

“We worked on a little bit of swing technique stuff. So I don’t normally look at my swing with a video too much, I don’t like to do it, but we started looking at it probably a couple weeks ago, so start fixing one thing probably every week. So we had some issues like probably five six issues and we’re trying to take one out of play like every week. So we fix a couple things last week and then it’s still sometimes not there, so we try to fix something else and it helped out. I was extending too much on the back swing, so I try to get my belly just more flexed and then down pointing more onto the ground and that just helped me hit it a little further and straighter.”


Children’s Open 2021 R1

Fellow South Korean Sungjae Im produced a bogey free 63 featuring an eagle and five consecutive birdies on the back nine for a share of second place alongside Americans Charley Hoffman and Chad Ramey.

“It was one of those rounds where my good shots turned out pretty good and my bad shots I got away with a couple good bounces from errant tee shots that weren’t really good that bounced back in the fairway then I made some good mid-range putts and I made all my shots that I hit pretty close,” said Hoffman. “So it was one of those rounds that I don’t know if I could have really shot much lower, there was, I made a sloppy bogey on the drivable 15th, but besides that, I mean I really couldn’t shave too much more off the round. I’m happy with what I did and I got the afternoon to figure out some ball striking things that I want to improve on.


Children’s Open 2021 R1

Five players are tied at 7-under including American Matthew Wolff who lost in the playoff last year.

Only nineteen players in a field of 144 were over par, not unusual in Las Vegas as last year’s cut was set at 7-under.

“You get no wind, you can start attacking this golf course,” said Hoffman. “It starts blowing 15 to 20(mph), it’s a different animal.”


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Children’s Open 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Sung Kang *
-10
61
T2
Sungjae Im
-8
63
T2
Charley Hoffman
-8
63
T2
Chad Ramey
-8
63
T5
Adam Schenk *
-7
64
T5
Talor Gooch
-7
64
T5
Chesson Hadley *
-7
64
T5
Matt Jones *
-7
64
T5
Matthew Wolff
-7
64
T10
Nick Taylor
-6
65
T10
Hideki Matsuyama *
-6
65
T10
Louis Oosthuizen
-6
65
T10
Taylor Pendrith
-6
65
T10
Brandon Hagy *
-6
65
T10
Anirban Lahiri *
-6
65
T10
Rory Sabbatini
-6
65
T17
Cameron Tringale
-5
66
T17
Corey Conners *
-5
66
T17
William McGirt
-5
66
T17
Seamus Power *
-5
66
T17
Matt Kuchar *
-5
66
T17
Tom Hoge *
-5
66
T17
Hayden Buckley *
-5
66
T17
Mito Pereira *
-5
66
T17
Alex Smalley *
-5
66
T17
Sam Burns
-5
66
T17
Lee Hodges *
-5
66
T17
Harry Higgs *
-5
66
T17
Harry Hall *
-5
66
T17
Taylor Moore *
-5
66
T31
Bronson Burgoon
-4
67
T31
Joel Dahmen *
-4
67
T31
Cam Davis
-4
67
T31
Emiliano Grillo *
-4
67
T31
Adam Hadwin *
-4
67
T31
James Hahn *
-4
67
T31
Russell Henley
-4
67
T31
Garrick Higgo *
-4
67
T31
Viktor Hovland *
-4
67
T31
Charles Howell III
-4
67
T31
Jason Kokrak
-4
67
T31
Martin Laird
-4
67
T31
Nate Lashley *
-4
67
T31
Marc Leishman
-4
67
T31
Peter Malnati
-4
67
T31
Tyler McCumber
-4
67
T31
Ryan Moore *
-4
67
T31
Jesse Mueller
-4
67
T31
Henrik Norlander
-4
67
T31
Pat Perez *
-4
67
T31
Andrew Putnam *
-4
67
T31
Sam Ryder *
-4
67
T31
Greyson Sigg
-4
67
T31
Robert Streb *
-4
67
T31
Hudson Swafford
-4
67
T31
Camilo Villegas
-4
67
T31
Matt Wallace *
-4
67
T31
Nick Watney *
-4
67
T31
Chun-an Yu
-4
67
T60
Joseph Bramlett *
-3
68
T60
Paul Casey *
-3
68
T60
Wyndham Clark
-3
68
T60
Brian Gay *
-3
68
T60
Bill Haas
-3
68
T60
Brian Harman *
-3
68
T60
Jim Herman
-3
68
T60
Rasmus Højgaard
-3
68
T60
Patton Kizzire
-3
68
T60
Brooks Koepka
-3
68
T60
K.H. Lee *
-3
68
T60
Denny McCarthy *
-3
68
T60
Seth Reeves *
-3
68
T60
Charl Schwartzel *
-3
68
T60
Brandt Snedeker *
-3
68
T60
Scott Stallings
-3
68
T60
Brian Stuard
-3
68
T60
Martin Trainer *
-3
68
T60
Jimmy Walker
-3
68
T60
Richy Werenski *
-3
68
T60
Aaron Wise
-3
68
T60
Jared Wolfe
-3
68
T60
Will Zalatoris
-3
68
Projected Cut: ( -3 )
T83
Jonas Blixt *
-2
69
T83
Stewart Cink *
-2
69
T83
Doug Ghim *
-2
69
T83
Lucas Glover
-2
69
T83
Mark Hubbard *
-2
69
T83
Kelly Kraft
-2
69
T83
Adam Long *
-2
69
T83
Matthew NeSmith *
-2
69
T83
Carlos Ortiz *
-2
69
T83
Ryan Palmer *
-2
69
T83
J.T. Poston *
-2
69
T83
Ian Poulter
-2
69
T83
Davis Riley *
-2
69
T83
Michael Thompson *
-2
69
T83
Curtis Thompson
-2
69
T83
Danny Willett *
-2
69
T99
Zach Johnson *
-1
70
T99
Si Woo Kim
-1
70
T99
Kevin Kisner
-1
70
T99
Graeme McDowell *
-1
70
T99
Maverick McNealy
-1
70
T99
Keith Mitchell *
-1
70
T99
Francesco Molinari
-1
70
T99
Aaron Rai
-1
70
T99
Adam Scott *
-1
70
T99
J.J. Spaun *
-1
70
T99
Sahith Theegala
-1
70
T99
Cameron Young
-1
70
T111
Abraham Ancer
E
71
T111
Harris English *
E
71
T111
Andrew Landry
E
71
T111
Trey Mullinax *
E
71
T111
Chez Reavie *
E
71
T111
Doc Redman *
E
71
T111
Patrick Reed *
E
71
T111
Webb Simpson
E
71
T111
Roger Sloan
E
71
T111
Brendan Steele
E
71
T111
Sepp Straka
E
71
T111
Kevin Streelman
E
71
T111
Adam Svensson *
E
71
T111
Kyle Westmoreland *
E
71
T111
Erik van Rooyen
E
71
T126
Rickie Fowler
+1
72
T126
Dylan Frittelli
+1
72
T126
Lanto Griffin *
+1
72
T126
Stephan Jaeger
+1
72
T126
Russell Knox *
+1
72
T126
Hank Lebioda
+1
72
T126
Luke List *
+1
72
T126
Joaquin Niemann
+1
72
T126
Seung-Yul Noh
+1
72
T126
Scott Piercy *
+1
72
T136
Kevin Chappell
+2
73
T136
Brice Garnett
+2
73
T136
Jin Jeong *
+2
73
T136
Troy Merritt
+2
73
T136
Kyle Stanley
+2
73
T136
Kevin Tway
+2
73
T136
Brandon Wu
+2
73
143
Scottie Scheffler
+3
74
144
Sebastián Muñoz
+4
75
* Player started on the back nine
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