Day one at The Deutsche Bank Championship is winding down after perfect conditions opened the door for some great scoring. Henrik Stenson fired -22 for 2013 championship victory, a number thought to be out of reach with this years dry and fast conditions. New England native Keegan Bradley jumped out and set the mid way mark posting an opening 65 for -6 in the first round. As the day went on the top 10 filled in heavy with U.S. Players. With The Ryder Cup captains picks being announced after the event on Monday players like Keegan Bradley, Ryan Palmer, Web Simplson and Jordan Spieth are in position for strong consideration and to no ones surprise Ian Poultor who has been one of the best players in decades in Ryder Cup Play.
Ryan Palmer on the 18th hole had drained a 18 foot birdie put to shoot 63 on day one for -8 under par. Phil Mickelson struggled throughout the first round as his pre tournament interview predicted as he finished +3 on the day. Rory Mcllory had his issues as well and finishe just -1 under par.The good news for Keegan Bradley heading into the usually very busy Saturday round is that he is not in the lead,his record is much better when he is chasing and not leading.
Crowds were much lighter than in the past on Friday at the opening round which may have something to do with Tiger not playing this year. It also may have a lot to do with the total lack of promotion for the event by the The Tiger Woods Foundation who beleives with Tigers name on it they will just come which is no longer the case today.The gate will be substaintially less for both reasons.WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?