Hoffman takes lead by three-strokes
Charley Hoffman has taken a three-strokes lead over Jordan Spieth and Round 1 leader Tommy Fleetwood with his round of nine-under 63 consisting 12 birdies and three bogeys. Hoffman started crushing his drives and woods from the 1st hole, followed by three consecutive birdies on 3rd, 4th, and 5th holes, added by two more on 7th and 9th holes, another on the 11th, and five consecutive bogeys from the 14th hole to finish off his strong round at nine-under 63 and a total score of 12-under 132.
Tiger Woods was the man joining the top of the leaderboard not for long but was enough for his fans and him to get that confidence back and man he played some real golf out there, reminding his old self. Tiger Woods finished the day at T-5th, three spots better from Thursday, with the defending champion Hideki Matsuyama, Matt Kuchar, Rickie Fowler and Francesco Molinari at seven-under 137. Woods round of four-under 68 consisted an eagle on the par-5 9th, four birdies and two bogeys. Relish his round here.
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Posted by PGA TOUR on Friday, December 1, 2017
Rickie Fowler and Kuchar shared second place on day one but slipped three places with their rounds of two-under 79, where Fowler posted six birdies, two bogeys, and a double-bogey in his round, Kuchar posted an eagle on par-5 15th, three birdies, a bogey, and a double-bogey to finish his round for a total score of 7-under 137.
Following the leader by three-strokes are The Open Champion, Jordan Spieth and Race To Dubai Champ Tommy Fleetwood, who led the field on Thursday. Spieth posted seven birdies and two bogeys in his round of five-under 67 for a total score of nine-under 135 helping him climb two spots up from yesterday. Fleetwood dropped a place from yesterday with three-under 69 for the day consisting seven birdies, two birdies and a devastating double-bogey on the par-4 10th.
Justin Rose stuck to his position from Thursday at 4th with another four-under 68 for the day consisting five birdies and a bogey taking his total to eight-under 136.