Friday 23 February 2018

Aussies on top in texas

Australians were very much to the fore on the opening day of the Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving, Texas yesterday.

Jason Day shot into the clubhouse lead with a first-round effort of 66, four-under-par, while his compatriots James Nitties and Mark Hensby both shot two-under 68s.

American Dustin Johnson went round in three-under 67 to lie second of the early finishers.

meanwhile, US Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin insists he is not worried about injuries to his potential team members in advance of this autumn's battle with Europe at Celtic Manor.

Yet Anthony Kim, second in the US Ryder Cup points standings behind Phil Mickelson, is currently sidelined for up to 12 weeks following thumb surgery, sixth-placed Steve Stricker is suffering from shoulder problems and world No 1 Tiger Woods has a neck injury.

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