Wells Fargo Championship R1

Jason Day leading by one

Wells Fargo 2022 R1

May 05-08
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, Maryland
$9,000,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Australian Jason Day produced a 7-under 63 on Thursday to take the lead at the Wells Fargo Championship.


Wells Fargo 2022 R1

“I am encouraged. I think it’s a good step in the right direction. I obviously, I’ve got to give myself a pat on the back because I played some nice golf today, but we’ve got three more days after this and I think the main goal is to try and focus and get yourself in a position where you can win. Yeah, good positive stuff today. Get back, recover and try and get into tomorrow’s round.”

Day, who last won three years and 364 days ago at Quail Hollow, has been working on a swing that will protect his back.


Wells Fargo 2022 R1

“I think about the golf swing in the morning, I think about the golf swing during the day and I think about the golf swing at night,” said Day. “There’s been conversations at 12 at night with Chris [Como, his coach] just because I have an idea in my head and a certain sensation and a feel.

“The thing that’s different between now and when I was No. 1 in the world, even though the technique might not have been as crisp as it is right now, I had all the confidence in the world, especially on the greens. So that’s always the goal.”


Wells Fargo 2022 R1

American Joel Dahmen lies a shot back in second place followed at 5-under by Englishmen Aaron Rai who remained bogey-free and Callum Tarren as well as Frenchman Paul Barjon, also bogey-free, and Americans Matthew Wolff and Denny McCarthy.


Wells Fargo 2022 R1

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Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1Jason Day-763
2Joel Dahmen-664
T3Matthew Wolff-565
T3Denny McCarthy-565
T3Aaron Rai-565
T3Callum Tarren-565
T3Paul Barjon-565
T8K.H. Lee-466
T8Nick Watney-466
T8Adam Svensson-466
T8Rickie Fowler-466
T8Stewart Cink-466
T8Wesley Bryan-466
T8James Hahn-466
T8Mackenzie Hughes-466
T8Dylan Wu-466
T17Nick Taylor-367
T17Rory McIlroy-367
T17Jim Herman-367
T17Scott Piercy-367
T17Turk Pettit-367
T17Rory Sabbatini-367
T17Austin Cook-367
T17Peter Malnati-367
T17Sergio Garcia-367
T17Max Homa-367
T17Matt Kuchar-367
T17Si Woo Kim-367
T17Cam Davis-367
T17Matt Wallace-367
T17Harry Higgs-367
T17Matthew NeSmith-367
T17Stephan Jaeger-367
T17Chase Seiffert-367
T17Jim Knous-367
T17Ben Kohles-367
T17Kurt Kitayama-367
T38Brendan Steele-268
T38Anirban Lahiri-268
T38C.T. Pan-268
T38Marc Leishman-268
T38J.T. Poston-268
T38Matt Fitzpatrick-268
T38Danny Lee-268
T38Justin Lower-268
T38Hank Lebioda-268
T38Scott Gutschewski-268
T38Luke List-268
T38Patrick Reed-268
T38William McGirt-268
T38Richy Werenski-268
T38Jhonattan Vegas-268
T38Russell Henley-268
T38Russell Knox-268
T38Ben Martin-268
T38Peter Uihlein-268
T38Cameron Young-268
T38Drew Nesbitt-268
T38Austin Smotherman-268
T60Brandon Hagy-169
T60Brian Harman-169
T60Camilo Villegas-169
T60Chez Reavie-169
T60Tony Finau-169
T60Webb Simpson-169
T60Francesco Molinari-169
T60Abraham Ancer-169
T60Corey Conners-169
T60Robert Garrigus-169
T60Dawie van der Walt-169
T60Seth Reeves-169
T60Hayden Buckley-169
T60Adam Schenk-169
T60Taylor Moore-169
T60Roger Sloan-169
T60Keith Mitchell-169
T60Chad Ramey-169
T60Vaughn Taylor-169
T60David Lipsky-169
T80Kevin ChappellPar70
T80Kramer HickokPar70
T80Henrik NorlanderPar70
T80Martin LairdPar70
T80Sepp StrakaPar70
T80Tyrrell HattonPar70
T80Seamus PowerPar70
T80Lanto GriffinPar70
T80Keegan BradleyPar70
T80Zach JohnsonPar70
T80Charl SchwartzelPar70
T80Kelly KraftPar70
T80Joseph BramlettPar70
T80Bryson NimmerPar70
T80Matthias SchwabPar70
T80Chesson HadleyPar70
T80Trey MullinaxPar70
T80Alex SmalleyPar70
T80Gary WoodlandPar70
T80Nate LashleyPar70
T80Adam LongPar70
T80Jason DufnerPar70
T80Cameron PercyPar70
T80David SkinnsPar70
T80Brandon MatthewsPar70
T80Brandon WuPar70
T106Troy Merritt+171
T106Jonas Blixt+171
T106John Huh+171
T106Doug Ghim+171
T106Dylan Frittelli+171
T106Luke Donald+171
T106Brice Garnett+171
T106Tommy Gainey+171
T106Mark Hubbard+171
T106Andrew Putnam+171
T106David Lingmerth+171
T106Andrew Novak+171
T106Greyson Sigg+171
T106Michael Thompson+171
T106Charley Hoffman+171
T106Sung Kang+171
T106Michael Gligic+171
T123Jonathan Byrd+272
T123Ryan Blaum+272
T123Ryan Armour+272
T123Brian Stuard+272
T123Johnson Wagner+272
T123Jared Wolfe+272
T123Brett Drewitt+272
T123Bo Van Pelt+272
T123Vince Whaley+272
T123Tyler Duncan+272
T123Bo Hoag+272
T134Matt Jones+373
T134Satoshi Kodaira+373
T134Morgan Hoffmann+373
T134Kevin Tway+373
T134Bill Haas+373
T134Kiradech Aphibarnrat+373
T134Joshua Creel+373
T134Eugenio Chacarra (a)+373
T142Aaron Baddeley+474
T142Branden Grace+474
T142Lucas Glover+474
T142Larkin Gross+474
T142Kevin Streelman+474
T142Doc Redman+474
T148Lee Hodges+575
T148Norman Xiong+575
150Jacob Bridgeman (a)+676
T151Max McGreevy+777
T151Nicholas Thompson+777
T151Beau Hossler+777
T151Gregory Odom, Jr. (a)+777
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WDCurtis Thompson45
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