With a much needed break Keegan Bradley proved that he is once again back and ready to strike during the HP Byron Nelson Classic.
Bradley shot a course-record 10-under 60 with two bogeys to take the first-round lead Thursday at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. This marks his lowest round on the PGA TOUR.
His 60 tied a tournament record held by Arron Oberholser and Sam Snead, the latter having established the record back in 1957 at Glen Lakes Country Club. Bradley, who won this event two years ago.
According to ShotLink records of hole-by-hole scores of the 21 rounds of 60 having been shot on the PGA TOUR since 1983, Bradley’s is the first to include two bogeys.
“Shooting a course record is pretty unbelievable at an event like this, considering the history and the players that have won and the players that have played here before me,” said Bradley, who won this event two years ago. “It’s awesome.”
Other eyes that werent watching this stellar peformance by Bradley had their eyes on 14 year old Guan Tialang.
Guan posted an even-par 70 in Thursday’s first round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship. That left him in a tie for 77th, which means he’ll need to move up slightly from that position to make the top 70 and ties who’ll advance to this weekend at the TPC Four Seasons Resort.
“I feel like I have a pretty good chance (to make the cut),” said Guan, who tees off at 9:40 a.m. ET (8:40 a.m. local) in Friday’s second round.