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Brandt Snedeker takes opening lead in Houston

November 05-08
Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, Texas
$7,000,000
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Brandt Snedeker shot 5-under 65 at Memorial Park to take a two shot lead in Houston.


“Drove it great. Around this golf course you have to be in the fairway, otherwise it’s going to be a long day for you. Did a great job of that. Made some putts. And the par 5s, birdied every par 5 out there. This course is a long, tough golf course, so to play well you need to take advantage of the scoring holes, which I did a great job of today.”

The Houston Open is the first PGA Tour event since March to allow visitors, limited to 2,000 a day.


“I think that’s a big reason why I played well today,” said Snedeker. “I love having fans out here. I kind of feed off their energy. It’s great to hear some claps and people excited for good shots and some birdies.”

Snedeker won the last of his nine PGA Tour titles in 2018.


Jason Day, Scottie Scheffler, Harold Varner III, Carlos Ortiz, Michael Thompson and Cameron Davis are all tied for second place after the first round.

“The golf course kind of forces you into being patient just because you can’t really miss too many greens,” said Scheffler. “Around the greens out here is very, very difficult to get up-and-down and you can get into some spots where you start playing ping pong across these greens.”

This event also marks the return of Dustin Johnson who sat out The CJ Cup and the Zozo Championship after testing postitive for the coronavirus. He bogeyed five holes on his front nine and closed with a 72, tied for 63rd place alongside nine other players.



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Among them are Brooks Koepka, playing for the second time since his return to competition following injuries; and Jordan Spieth who was 2-under par after the first twelve holes before two bogeys and two double bogeys stopped his momentum.

“Well, 15, 16, 17 are where you can make some birdies, but you can also get into some trouble,” said Spieth. “So some risk-reward when you’re attacking stuff or whether you are or not on.”

Phil Mickelson also suffered through two bogeys and two double bogeys and closed with a 76.




Pos.
Player
Thru
To Par
R1
1
Brandt Snedeker
F
-5
65
T2
Jason Day
F
-3
67
T2
Cameron Davis
F
-3
67
T2
Michael Thompson
F
-3
67
T2
Scottie Scheffler
F
-3
67
T2
Harold Varner III
F
-3
67
T2
Carlos Ortiz
F
-3
67
T8
Sam Burns
F
-2
68
T8
Adam Long
F
-2
68
T8
Kevin Streelman
F
-2
68
T8
Greg Chalmers
F
-2
68
T8
Adam Scott
F
-2
68
T8
Talor Gooch
F
-2
68
T8
Sepp Straka
F
-2
68
T8
Scott Piercy
F
-2
68
T16
Graeme McDowell
F
-1
69
T16
Russell Knox
F
-1
69
T16
Kristoffer Ventura
16
-1
T16
Scott Brown
F
-1
69
T16
Pat Perez
F
-1
69
T16
Patton Kizzire
F
-1
69
T16
Tony Finau
F
-1
69
T16
Mark Hubbard
F
-1
69
T16
Corey Conners
F
-1
69
T16
Shane Lowry
F
-1
69
T16
Matt Jones
F
-1
69
T16
Russell Henley
F
-1
69
T16
Denny McCarthy
F
-1
69
T29
Dylan Frittelli
F
E
70
T29
Hideki Matsuyama
F
E
70
T29
J.T. Poston
F
E
70
T29
Martin Trainer
F
E
70
T29
Satoshi Kodaira
F
E
70
T29
Aaron Wise
F
E
70
T29
Cameron Tringale
F
E
70
T29
Kevin Chappell
F
E
70
T29
Andrew Landry
F
E
70
T29
Fabián Gómez
F
E
70
T29
Mackenzie Hughes
F
E
70
T29
Francesco Molinari
F
E
70
T29
Viktor Hovland
F
E
70
T29
Scott Harrington
F
E
70
T29
Keegan Bradley
F
E
70
T44
Brian Harman
F
1
71
T44
Erik van Rooyen
F
1
71
T44
Luke List
F
1
71
T44
Tom Lewis
F
1
71
T44
Tyrrell Hatton
F
1
71
T44
Justin Harding
16
1
T44
Dawie van der Walt
16
1
T44
Isaiah Salinda
16
1
T44
Branden Grace
F
1
71
T44
Padraig Harrington
F
1
71
T44
Sean O’Hair
F
1
71
T44
Austin Cook
F
1
71
T44
Maverick McNealy
F
1
71
T44
Doc Redman
F
1
71
T44
Erik Barnes
F
1
71
T44
James Hahn
F
1
71
T44
Si Woo Kim
F
1
71
T44
Hudson Swafford
F
1
71
T44
Charley Hoffman
F
1
71
T63
Henrik Stenson
F
2
72
T63
Lanto Griffin
F
2
72
T63
Brooks Koepka
F
2
72
T63
Charl Schwartzel
F
2
72
T63
Robby Shelton
F
2
72
T63
Stewart Cink
F
2
72
T63
Martin Laird
F
2
72
T63
Cheng Tsung Pan
F
2
72
T63
Dustin Johnson
F
2
72
T63
Kelly Kraft
F
2
72
T73
Chris Kirk
F
3
73
T73
Brian Stuard
F
3
73
T73
Zach Johnson
F
3
73
T73
Patrick Rodgers
16
3
T73
Sam Fidone
16
3
T73
Jason Dufner
F
3
73
T73
John Huh
F
3
73
T73
Jamie Lovemark
F
3
73
T73
Tom Hoge
F
3
73
T73
Vaughn Taylor
F
3
73
T73
Jordan Spieth
F
3
73
T73
Nate Lashley
F
3
73
T73
David Hearn
F
3
73
T73
Lucas Glover
F
3
73
T73
Jhonattan Vegas
F
3
73
T88
Ollie Schniederjans
F
4
74
T88
Danny Lee
F
4
74
T88
Sergio Garcia
F
4
74
T88
Scott Stallings
F
4
74
T88
Camilo Villegas
F
4
74
T88
Luke Donald
F
4
74
T88
Bo Van Pelt
F
4
74
T88
Max Homa
F
4
74
T88
Brice Garnett
F
4
74
T88
Sungjae Im
F
4
74
T88
Troy Merritt
F
4
74
T88
Kevin Stadler
F
4
74
T100
Kevin Tway
F
5
75
T100
Wyndham Clark
F
5
75
T100
Emiliano Grillo
F
5
75
T100
Adam Schenk
F
5
75
T100
Henrik Norlander
F
5
75
T100
Andrew Putnam
F
5
75
T100
Michael Kim
F
5
75
T100
Ted Potter, Jr.
F
5
75
T100
Beau Hossler
F
5
75
T100
Kramer Hickok
F
5
75
T110
Xinjun Zhang
F
6
76
T110
Bo Hoag
F
6
76
T110
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
F
6
76
T110
Will Gordon
17
6
T110
Graham DeLaet
F
6
76
T110
Sung Kang
F
6
76
T110
Ryan Armour
F
6
76
T110
Phil Mickelson
F
6
76
T118
Jimmy Walker
F
7
77
T118
D.A. Points
F
7
77
T118
Matthew NeSmith
F
7
77
T118
Tyler Duncan
F
7
77
T118
Hunter Mahan
F
7
77
T118
Lee Westwood
F
7
77
124
Keith Mitchell
F
8
78
T125
Alex Noren
F
9
79
T125
Bronson Burgoon
F
9
79
T125
Sam Ryder
F
9
79
T128
Ben Willman
16
10
T128
Kyle Hogan (a)
16
10
130
Grayson Murray
F
15
85
WD
Rory Sabbatini
WD
Danny Willett
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