The Byrd is the word at Kapalua after round one

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, January 7th, 2011
Categories: PGA Tour

It was nice to finally watch the PGA Tour yesterday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Kapalua was playing fairly easy with soft receptive greens due to rainy conditions. The wet conditions did make some approaches a little longer.

Johnathan Byrd (#1 in greens in regulation) sits atop the leaderboard at -7 (66, par-73) with Carl Pettersson.

Shot Of The Day – Bubba Watson

On the long par-5 18th hole, Bubba Watson was over 300 yards out for his 2nd shot after hitting a 349 yard drive. 18 curves severely right to left. Bubba hit driver off the deck and intentionally carved a banana ball right with the curvature of the hole. It hit about 50 yards short of the green, rolled onto the surface to about 15 feet. Amazing shot. Bubba capped it off with his first eagle of the year by making the putt.

Top 15

T1 J. Byrd -7
T1 C. Pettersson -7
3 B. Crane -6
T4 B. Haas -5
T4 C. Hoffman -5
T4 J. Furyk -5
T7 R. Garrigus -4
T7 S. Appleby -4
T7 A. Kim -4
T7 F. Molinari -4
T7 S. Stricker -4
T7 M. Kuchar -4
T13 B. Lunde -3
T13 H. Slocum -3
T13 I. Poulter -3

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