The CJ Cup @ Summit R1

Robert Streb shoots 61 for the lead in Las Vegas

CJ Cup 2021 R1
October 14-17
The Summit Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
$9,750,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Robert Streb made his best tournament start and his lowest score on the PGA Tour, shooting an 11-under 61 on Thursday at the CJ Cup @ Summit in Las Vegas.


CJ Cup 2021 R1

“I’ve never had a start like that, so it was kind of fun. Slowed down a little I guess in the middle, but it was a really, really good round.

“I think if you can get off to a hot start, the first several holes are pretty gettable. You’ve got a few tougher tee balls and stuff there on the back nine and some longer holes, so yeah, it always helps to get off to a hot start, too.”


CJ Cup 2021 R1

He is followed by four fellow Americans, a Spaniard and a Norwegian. Keith Mitchell played a bogey-free 62, Harry Higgs a 64 for third place and Hudson Swafford took a share of fourth place with a 65 alongside Sergio Garcia and a bogey-free Viktor Hovland.

“If you hit the fairways, you have good chances. It’s that simple,” said Mitchell, “because if you miss the fairways, the desert is a big penalty. It just depends on luck after that. So if you can hit it in the fairways and then keep having really good speed on my putts, then I feel like we’ll have a chance because there’s enough birdie opportunities that if you do that, you can take advantage of them, but if you get out of posi tion out here, it can bite you ”


CJ Cup 2021 R1

Scores stayed low with an average score of 68.95, the lowest this year, and only nine players going over par in a field of 78.

There was plenty of difficulty to be found for those who failed to stay on the fairway however with Rory McIlroy (68, ) Justin Thomas (69) , Dustin Johnson (74) and Justin Rose (75) finding trouble in the desert.

“It was really good apart from one bad swing. I missed a 3-wood on 17 right, messed around in the rough a little bit over there and ended up making a 7. It was sort of — JT did a similar thing on 9, Jason did a similar thing on 12. It’s one of those courses where if you just keep it in play, it’s obviously very scorable, but you hit a couple just offline and you get a bad break or a little unlucky, you can make a big number and I did that on 17, but the other 17 holes were good.”


CJ Cup 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Robert Streb
-11
61
2
Keith Mitchell
-10
62
3
Harry Higgs
-8
64
T4
Hudson Swafford
-7
65
T4
Sergio Garcia
-7
65
T4
Viktor Hovland
-7
65
T7
Aaron Wise
-6
66
T7
Jhonattan Vegas
-6
66
T7
Cameron Smith
-6
66
T7
Hideki Matsuyama
-6
66
T7
Scottie Scheffler
-6
66
T7
Ian Poulter
-6
66
T7
Rickie Fowler
-6
66
T7
Jordan Spieth
-6
66
T15
Max Homa
-5
67
T15
K.H. Lee
-5
67
T15
Collin Morikawa
-5
67
T15
Brian Harman
-5
67
T15
Joaquin Niemann
-5
67
T15
Erik van Rooyen
-5
67
T15
Sam Burns
-5
67
T15
Tyrrell Hatton
-5
67
T15
Brooks Koepka
-5
67
T15
Talor Gooch
-5
67
T15
Harold Varner III
-5
67
T26
Chris Kirk
-4
68
T26
Joohyung Kim
-4
68
T26
Paul Casey
-4
68
T26
Adam Scott
-4
68
T26
Tony Finau
-4
68
T26
Sungjae Im
-4
68
T26
Rory McIlroy
-4
68
T26
Tommy Fleetwood
-4
68
T26
Seonghyeon Kim
-4
68
T26
Cam Davis
-4
68
T26
Gary Woodland
-4
68
T26
Kevin Na
-4
68
T26
Russell Henley
-4
68
T39
Maverick McNealy
-3
69
T39
Minkyu Kim
-3
69
T39
Stewart Cink
-3
69
T39
Webb Simpson
-3
69
T39
Sebastián Muñoz
-3
69
T39
Justin Thomas
-3
69
T39
Lucas Glover
-3
69
T39
Xander Schauffele
-3
69
T39
Rasmus Hojgaard
-3
69
T39
Jaekyeong Lee
-3
69
T49
Marc Leishman
-2
70
T49
Abraham Ancer
-2
70
T49
Keegan Bradley
-2
70
T49
Byeong Hun An
-2
70
T49
Kevin Kisner
-2
70
T49
Matt Jones
-2
70
T49
Louis Oosthuizen
-2
70
T56
Mackenzie Hughes
-1
71
T56
Carlos Ortiz
-1
71
T56
Sung Kang
-1
71
T56
Cameron Tringale
-1
71
T56
Tom Hoge
-1
71
T56
Sanghun Shin
-1
71
T56
Patton Kizzire
-1
71
T56
Patrick Reed
-1
71
T56
Si Woo Kim
-1
71
T65
Alex Noren
E
72
T65
Charl Schwartzel
E
72
T65
Emiliano Grillo
E
72
T65
Charley Hoffman
E
72
T65
Branden Grace
E
72
T70
Harris English
+1
73
T70
Shane Lowry
+1
73
T70
Jason Day
+1
73
T73
Yoseop Seo
+2
74
T73
Hanbyeol Kim
+2
74
T73
Dustin Johnson
+2
74
T76
Kevin Streelman
+3
75
T76
Justin Rose
+3
75
78
Jason Kokrak
+5
77
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