First Round Players Notes
by Sam Kouvaris
Posted May 12, 2016
Here are some notes from the first round:
Jason Day joins Greg Norman (1994) Fred Couples (1992) Roberto Castro (2013) and Martin Kaymer (2014) as a record holder for lowest round ever at the TPC Stadium Course during THE PLAYERS. Norman and Kaymer won the years they shot 63.
Day's previous low round at THE PLAYERS was -4 68. His low round on tour is -10 61 at the 2015 BMW Championship where he won.
Norman and Tiger Woods (twice) are the only #1 ranked players in the world to win THE PLAYERS while being world number one.
Six first round leaders have won on the PGA TOUR this year.
Day has held or shared the first round lead 8 times in his career. Twice as the solo leader after 18 holes he's gone on to victory.
Justin Rose went eagle-birdie-birdie-birdie-birdie on 16 -17-18-1-2 to match the streak Fulton Allem set in 1999. Six under on five holes.
Rose's best finish at THE PLAYERS is T4 in 2014. He's a seven-time winner on the PGA TOUR.
Cameron Tringale's -7 is his lowest round ever at TPC Sawgrass. Same with Shane Lowery who also posted a 29 on the back nine. Bill Haas also shot 65, his lowest round in 29 tries at the Stadium Course.