The wrap from Thursday at the Valspar Championship
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Quote of the day

"We were fortunate we didn't have the wind that we normally have here, so it was getable." - First-round leader Jim Herman told the Golf Channel.

Best Round - (62) Jim Herman

Herman made nine birdies and no bogeys on his round, and fell one shot short of the course record.

Stats Round 1
Fairways hit 9/13
Greens hit 15/18
Putts per GIR 1.467

Good break/bad break of the day - Charles Howell III

Howell has a history with flagsticks, and it happened again Thursday. The 37-year-old's second shot was headed towards the hole, but smacked the stick and stayed out. He did make birdie at No. 16, one of the hardest holes on tour.

Stat of the day - Stenson rolling the rock

The wrap from Thursday at the Valspar Championship
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