John Huh fires career-best 61 at Wyndham Championship, leads by 2 strokes after 1st round

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — John HuhHe wasnt expecting to shoot the lowest round in his PGA Tour career Thursday at the Wyndham Championship. He also didnt have any complaints about the score or timing.

Huh made seven of eight birdie attempts from less than 10 feet. He also holed a 40 foot eagle putt on Sedgefields par-5 15th green for a 9-under-61 score, giving him an advantage of two shots. Sungjae ImThe final tournament of the regular-season.

Its weird because I was not feeling great with my games, as I mentioned earlier. [to]Huh said, Its weird that I have to take my career down. I have mixed feelings, but this is what I will take.

Huh needed a round as this. He is No. He is No. 120 in FedEx Cup — with some wiggleroom due to the defectors at Saudi-funded LIV Golf – and only the top 125 advance next week to the lucrative postseason. They will be guaranteed a full PGA Tour Card for next season.

Huh said, I know the stakes, I know how important this tournament is. At the end of it all, you have to go and play, and I think that I did that really well today.

In his round of 64, Im had two eagles. At a true No. He is now a true No.15 in the FedEx Cup. A good week could help him secure his spot at East Lake.

Peter Malnati Brandon WuAt 64.

Even more relevant was the 65-year-old group. Austin Smotherman. He is listed at No. He would be listed at No. 125 is the cutoff, as 10 players ahead of him were suspended for signing up with LIV Golf.

FedEx Cup bonus money will be given to the suspended players. Last week, the PGA Tour stated that players FedEx Cup rankings would not be affected by those who have switched to LIV Golf.

Smotherman missed two greens and kept his bogeys to a minimum. Three more at 65 Ben Kohles (181), Cameron Percy(170) Brian Stuard(148) were outside of the top125.

Also available at 65 Aaron WiseHe is currently at No. He is currently at No. 34 in the standings, and is trying to improve his ranking for the FedEx Cup playoffs. Wise had a 5-under-par stretch on the back nine, which included a 30-foot putt on the 15, and a missed fairway putt on the 18, before failing to save par from beyond green 18.

Will Zalatoris, at No. No. 14 was the worlds highest-ranked player. He was hopeful of making it into the FedEx Cup top 10 and receiving bonus money from the regular season. He was a two-time runner up in majors this season. His opening score was 71, and he next had to worry about making it to the cut.

Rickie FowlerAlso, a 71 was playing in the afternoon. Fowler is No. Fowler is No.123 in FedEx Cup — accounting to the suspended players prior to him — and will likely need the cut to avoid missing out on the playoffs for a second straight season.

Huh now has three rounds of 62 or lower on PGA Tour — he had a 62 in Sedgefield in 2013, and a 62 Las Vegas in 2016, and made this one look easy.

He started on the fourth hole and ran off five consecutive birdies, including the longest at 10 feet. He holed a 4-foot putt on the 17th to make it a birdie after his long eagle shot.

Huh stated that I hit it close enough and gave himself a chance. The longest putt that I made was for an eagle, but I put it within 10 feet of that and made all the rest.

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