Golf roundup: Davis Love III two shots off lead at Greenbrier Classic


"Nobody's played on it until we got on it. It's just amazing what this community has done and what (Greenbrier owner and West Virginia Governor) Mr. (Jim) Justice has done with the golf around here".

Sebastian Munoz broke the opening-round tournament scoring record with a 9-under-par 61 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead over veteran Davis Love III at the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.

Old White TPC was restored after last year's devastating flood and reopened this week. "It's obviously a good start, but I would love to get the monkey off my back". I'll tell you what he did. "I didn't feel comfortable". He's a wonderful guy.

Even with his previous success in the tournament, the score was a little surprising to the future Hall of Famer. 6 and 9), and was 3-over going to the 12th hole.

Kim had eight birdies and a bogey.

"It was a struggle", Brand said. On 14 I hit it in the middle of the green with a wedge, which was not a great shot. But then a couple of gifts coming in added up 7-under.

Brand's having a solid season on the Tour. "I don't have that 320 carry in my body, so I just try to hit 295 straight and make it happen from there". I have been working really hard the last couple of weeks trying to fix my swing. The only difference is I'm at home and there's a few thousand more people. I was not thinking make the perfect semicircle. I saw 61 in the afternoon. That is as good a scoring conditions as we're going to get probably for the whole week. "I've given up on hitting it a long way. I think he is really going to do well there", Mickelson said. He told me, 'Hey, man, just look at the front of the ball and just try to make contact with it.' Just so I don't kind of like push it. Just make a good flow.

The same threesome has an 8:50 a.m. Friday tee time off No. 1. In 22 rounds at The Greenbrier Classic, 17 of his rounds have played under par.

Hearn fired a 5-under 65 in the morning. He is looking for his first top 10.

Love birdied four of the first five holes, then drained a 30-foot putt on the 14th. I am just glad I took advantage of it. Everything went right today. I think he will be a natural at it because he has such great insight into the game... This course really suits my eye and I really enjoy playing this golf course. Davis Love III posted 63 early Thursday.

A string of five pars brought him to the difficult 11th hole, but Love III tamed the 493-yard par-4 with his fifth birdie of the day to go 5-under par. Mickelson shot 67 and Watson 69. "Based on good attitude, yeah". He showed he still has it, getting up and down from a green side bunker on No. 17 for a birdie, and came in with a 73.