After one round at Harbour Town Alex Cejka is our leader. He shot a bogey free -7 on Thursday for a very nice 64. To make the day even better for Cejka he drained a 47-footer for birder on the 17th. Unfortunately he missed a few months last season due to neck surgery from pain that started at the The Open last year. Cejka noted that, “I’m not 100 percent. I’m like 85 percent.” and that “It takes time. But I’m really happy in the way my body feels right now. Now it’s a good time to start really practicing hard and play a lot of tournaments. He obviously played quite well, we’ll see if he is able to keep up the momentum into weekend.
Some other notables included Ernie Els who was able to birdie four holes in a six hole stretch on the front nine of Harbour Town. Els is sitting at -3(68) and his swing is looking so good that Gary McCord said something to the effect of, “I’d like to date that golf swing” in reference to his swing. But with his amazing tempo I would too. Also showing some promise this week was Boo Weekely who has won this tournament two years in a row now. He finished the day at -2(69) with the help of an eagle that he chipped in on the second hole.
In terms of course setup it looks as though the easiest hole was the second with five eagles and fouty-nine birdies. And the toughest being the 18th which Davis Love III happened to birdie to finish off his round at -1(70). The 18th had 10 birdies, 70 pars and 43 bogeys. One last interesting note is that Jerry Kelly was +10 after 6 and withdrew from the tournament. Hopefully he isn’t injured and just had a bad day, but it just shows it can happen to anyone.