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PGA TOUR rookie Sungjae Im was slow out of the gate but rallied late to record a 4-under-par 35-33=68 during round one of The RSM Classic, good for a spot inside the early top 10.

The young Korean kicked off his week on the 10th tee of Sea Island's Plantation Course. He scribbled six pars before rinsing his approach at the par-5 16th, leading to a bogey. Im didn't panic, responding with four straight birdies including a hole-out birdie from the rough at the par-4 first hole. He would add one more on his way out at the closing par 4. Making the sixth start of his rookie season, he has now signed for sub-70 numbers in nine (of 17) rounds in the fall. Gamers should continue to target the 20-year-old in all formats.
Nov 15 - 5:41 PM

Ted Potter, Jr. tidied a bogey-free, 4-under-par 35-33=68 during round one of The RSM Classic, good for a share of seventh place as he readies for the Seaside Course on Friday.

The Wizard piped 12 (of 14) fairways today while taking on the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club. That allowed him safe passage to 15 greens in regulation. That allowed him a somewhat stress-free stroll around the tree-lined track but I'm sure he feels he left a few strokes out there. On the bright side, he turned in a blemish-free card and he sits inside the top 10 after day one. TPJ has now posted round of 68 or better in seven of his last nine rounds at The RSM Classic.
Nov 15 - 5:32 PM

Patton Kizzire finished with a flurry of birdies, arriving at the finish line with a 4-under-par 33-35=68 to his name, good for a T7 on the leaderboard after round one of The RSM Classic.

Kizzire got his week started on the 10th tee at Sea Island Golf Club's Plantation Course. He couldn't get much started as he traded two birdies with two bogeys, needing 24 putts over the first 14 holes. From there, he needed just four putts to finish the round, all of them resulting in a birdie. The Sea Island resident is making his fifth straight appearance at this event and looking to post a new personal best here. That won't be too difficult since last year's T45 is the mark to beat.
Nov 15 - 5:27 PM

Chase Wright delivered the full payload during round one of The RSM Classic at Sea Island's Plantation Course, coasting to a 5-under-par 33-34=67 to grab an early share of fourth place.

The Indiana Hoosier product piped 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 15 greens in regulation. That kept his round relatively stress-free on and around the greens, allowing him to circle seven birdies and offset a pair of bogeys. One of those blemishes came in the form of a three-putt bogey at the par-3 15th but his putter was otherwise steady. Making the sixth start of his young career, this is the fifth time he's positioned himself inside the top 10 after any round. The previous fall all came at this year's Safeway Open just last month. The PGA TOUR rookie is off to the races in search of another top 10. He posted seven of them last season on the Web.com Tour.
Nov 15 - 5:13 PM

Peter Uihlein bobbed and weaved his way toward a 4-under-par 32-34=66 while playing at the Seaside Course in round one of The RSM Classic, giving him a share of seventh place on the day-one leaderboard.

Uihlein found just half of the potential 14 fairways today as he played in cold and windy conditions at the coastal track. He recovered nicely from there to gain 3.092 strokes on approach and land 12 greens in regulation. Uihlein also got some help from the flat stick, including birdie conversions from 17'5" and 24'10" at the par-4 second and par-4 fifth, respectively. Uihlein is making his tournament debut this week but he had no troubles getting comfortable. He will now head to the easier Plantation Course on Friday. The only other golfer to match Uihlein's 66 at Seaside today was Brian Harman.
Nov 15 - 4:53 PM

Battling with Mother Nature and Sea Island's Seaside Course, Brian Harman pieced together a 4-under-par 35-31=66 during round one of The RSM Classic, sharing top honors from the Seaside starters and also sharing seventh place on the live leaderboard.

On a cold and windy day, the Seaside Course was playing about as tough as we'll ever see it. While the field was averaging just over 71 on the Seaside today, Harman managed to go five lower. The recipe for success was keeping the ball in front of him as he split all 14 fairways today. Giving himself lots of mid-range scoring chances, his putter cooperated with three conversions from outside 11 feet in addition to 4'4" splash at the par-5 15th. The final birdie came from the fringe (33'5") at the 16th. Harman may be 7th on the live leaderboard but he has to feel great about his position as Peter Uihlein was the only other golfer to record a 66 at the Seaside Course today. Harman entered the week with 10 straight finishes outside the top 30, so this is a nice potential slump-buster. He will need to keep his foot on the gas for three more days.
Nov 15 - 4:44 PM

Wesley Bryan swallowed an 8-over-par 39-39=78 during round one of The RSM Classic and then withdrew from the event. There was no injury cited.

Bryan had a rough go at it today. He split nine (of 14) fairways but lost 4.194 strokes off-the-tee as a result of three penalties. That is nothing new for Bryan who entered with negative SG:OTT in 32 of his last 33 starts. He also rinsed his approach shot at the par-5 15th hole. On the bright side, Bryan still has his full status this season so he will have about 15-to-20 more attempts to right the ship. This is now nine straight missed cuts for Bryan. He's too talented from fairway to pin to continue to miss cuts at this rate.
Nov 15 - 4:36 PM

Charles Howell III put on a stripe show en route to a bogey-free, 8-under-par 33-31=64 during round one of The RSM Classic, good for a two-shot lead as play winds down on Thursday.

After playing PXG sticks over the last few years, CH3 has made the transition to Titleist over the last month. The new clubs performed well today as he piped all 14 fairways and all 18 greens in regulation. That kind of ball-striking allowed him a stress-free stroll around the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club, taking 30 putts along the way. Playing his 30th round at the RSM Classic, this is his lowest lap at the Plantation Course although he does have a 62 on his Seaside resume, posted during R4 of the 2010 edition. This will be his eighth career first-round lead or co-lead on the PGA TOUR, first since the 2017 John Deere Classic. He's gone on to finish top 5 in four of those events and finished outside the top 15 in the other three.
Nov 15 - 4:24 PM

Playing at Sea Island Golf Club's Plantation Course, Brendon Todd tossed together a 4-under-par 33-35=68 during round one of The RSM Classic to grab an early seat inside the top 10.

Todd twirled a bogey-free, 9-under 61 on Monday to play his way into this event. It's been a long time since we've seen scores like that out of Todd. He entered with nine straight missed cuts on the big stage. Today, he didn't impress with his ball-striking (8 greens in regulation) but his short game was dialed in. Todd holed out twice for birdie and dropped just one shot on the day (9-for-10 scrambling). The 33-year-old was playing his 14th round at this event and this will go in the books as his seventh round of 68 or better.
Nov 15 - 4:08 PM

Sponsor's invite Jason Gore reeled off a 4-under-par 35-33=68 while taking on the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club during round one of The RSM Classic, placing him inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard.

Gore really battled out there today with eight (of 14) fairways found and 13 greens landed in regulation. Starting on the 10th tee, he needed just 11 putts on his outward nine. A hole-out birdie at the par-3 15th helped that cause. His putter went cold on his way into the clubhouse (16 on the homeward nine). That included a three-jack bogey at the par-3 seventh hole. Gore has been well off the radar for a few years now. This will be the first time he's been inside the top 10 after any round since the 2016 Barracuda Championship. He entered with missed cuts in 16 of his last 17 PGA TOUR appearances.
Nov 15 - 3:57 PM

Cameron Champ had an early hiccup but recovered nicely to manage a 4-under-par 35-33=68 during round one of The RSM Classic, sharing a piece of sixth place on the early leaderboard.

The big hitter started his week on the 10th tee of Sea Island Golf Club's Plantation Course. He found the fairway but found trouble after the approach, ultimately settling for a double-bogey 6 to start the week. He landed his next four greens in regulation but settled for two-putt pars until the bar was lifted with a birdie at the par-3 15th. He backed it up with a hole-out birdie at the par-5 16th, a traditional bird at the 17th and then a chip-in eagle at the par-5 18th. It was a great bounce back after a rough start. Champ missed the cut in his RSM debut last year but he also has a few years of experience at the course, having played his college golf at Texas A&M. He will now head to Seaside Course for the next three rounds.
Nov 15 - 3:50 PM

Whee Kim battled with the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club and walked away victorious with a 4-under-par 32-36=68 to his credit, placing him just two off the early pacesetters at the top.

Kim has been cruising lately. He was inside the top 5 after R1 and R2 of the Shriners. Then last week at Mayakoba he was inside the top 3 after R2 and R3 before finishing T10. He carried that momentum into Georgia as he split 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens today. His three previous visits to this event resulted in finishes of T86, T27, and Missed Cut. Making his 113th career start, Kim is still searching for his first TOUR title but it could be just over the horizon, given his stellar play as of late.
Nov 15 - 3:22 PM

Tournament host Davis Love III cooked up a 5-under-par 33-34=67 during round one of The RSM Classic, staking out a spot inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard.

DL3 and his design team are scheduled to renovate the Plantation Course after this week so he knows the layout better than anyone. He showed that today as he split nine (of 14) fairways and circled seven birdies, despite landing just 10 greens in regulation. A hole-out birdie from the rough at the par-4 14th certainly helped his case. Given his additional responsibilities as tournament host, Love III has rarely played well at this event (4-for-8 with just one top 30). Perhaps that will change this week as he currently sits just one off the early lead. DL3 will face off with the tougher Seaside Course over the next three days.
Nov 15 - 3:12 PM

Aaron Baddeley blitzed the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club with a 5-under-par 33-34=67 during round one of The RSM Classic, good for a seat inside the top 10 of the live leaderboard.

The Aussie landed just 13 greens in regulation today but did well to drop only one shot along the way, needing just 27 swipes with the putter. He took advantage of the four par 5s that Plantation has to offer, circling birdies on three of them. Playing his 17th round at this event, this is one shy of his career best here. In five previous visits his best result is a T40 (2014) so gamers shouldn't count their chickens just yet. Baddeley will head over the tougher Seaside Course for the final three rounds.
Nov 15 - 3:07 PM

Defending champion Austin Cook cruised to a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-33=66 while taking on the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club in round one of The RSM Classic, giving him the early clubhouse co-lead alongside J.J. Spaun with play still in progress.

Cook racked up 23 birdies and swallowed just two bogeys all of last year at the RSM. He didn't swallow his first bogey until Saturday, the 59th hole of the event. He opened with a bogey-free 66 at the Plantation last year (same as today). There is an obvious comfort factor here at Sea Island Golf Club for this Arkansas alum. Today, Cook striped 11 (of 14) fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation. It's unclear if 66 will be enough to co-lead at the end of the day, but if it does then it'll be Cook's first career lead after 18 holes. He was T6 here after R1 last year and then held the solo lead after 36, 54, and 72 holes.
Nov 15 - 2:59 PM



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