Quick hits from Thursday's St. Jude Classic
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Top quote - Matt Every

"I kind of know the drill, one round isn't that big of a deal. It is nice to play well, but they don't hand out trophies after the first round," Every told reporters after an opening-round 64.

Best round - Matt Every

Every has only made two cuts this season, but fired his lowest round since a second-round 62 at the 2013 Greenbrier Classic. The Daytona Beach native made four birdies and an eagle for a bogey-free 64.

Stat Round 1
Fairways hit 10/14
Greens hit 11/18
Putts per GIR 1.545

Shot of the day - Hudson Swafford

Swafford took dead aim at the par-3 fourth at TPC Southwind, leading to his second birdie in his first four holes. The 29-year-old would struggle the rest of the round, making seven bogeys en route to a 75.

(Video courtesy: pgatour.com)

Biggest disappointment - Rickie Fowler

Fowler made a bogey, a double, and a triple for an opening-round 74 at TPC Southwind, while providing one of his worst ball-striking rounds in a while on tour.

Stat Round 1
Fairways hit 6/14
Greens hit 10/18
Putts per GIR 1.8

Toughest hole - Par-4 10th

Stat Round 1
Avg. Score 4.147
Birdies 18
Pars 97
Bogeys 31
Doubles 3
Other 1

Stat - Harris English

Friday's storylines

  • Stewart Cink hasn't won since the 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry, but his game has been impressive the last few weeks on tour. Cink finished T-10 at Colonial, T-25 at the Memorial, and qualified for the U.S. Open on Monday.

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Quick hits from Thursday's St. Jude Classic
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