"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.
Herman made nine birdies and no bogeys on his round, and fell one shot short of the course record.
|Putts per GIR||1.467|
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.