Patrick Reed leads just two weeks removed from representing the US in the Olympics. Reed shot a bogey-free 66 in the opening round today. recording three birdies and an eagle on the front nine against all pars on the back nine.
This is the third time Reed has held a lead or co-lead after 18 holes. Twice going onto victory and never finishing worse than runner-up.
This is Reed’s 25th start of the season and has recorded nine top 10 so including two runner-up finishes at the Valero Texas Open He best finish in three previous starts at Barclay’s was Ninth .in 2014.
Martin Laird made five birdies and no bogeys en route to a first round 66, tying with Patrick Reed. Laid, hit 15 0f 18 greens in regulation and had just 26 putts on those 15 greens.
This is Lairds 23 start of the season, his best finish was 12th at the RBC Canadian Open to along with four other top 25 finishes in his six previous starts at the Barclays. His best finish is a runner-up in 2010. He finished tied 71 in 2012, last time the tournament was played at Bethpage Black.
Laid a three time winner on the tour has held at least a share of the lead four times in his career never claiming victory. In four instances his best finish was second. at the Players Championship in 2012.
Emiliano Grillio of Argentina, a rookie on the PGA Tour, shot 4-under 67 in his first round and is just one shot of the lead. Beginning the week at No 32 in the FedEx Cup has a chance to qualify for the TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP as a rookie.
Daniel Berger was only rookie to advance last season, finishing 11th on the FedEX Cup Playoffs
63. Players that competed at Bethpage Black in 2012 are this weeks field only Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry, aren’t here. Anirban Lahiri withdrew Monday with a shoulder injury. Alex Cejka withdrew with a pinched nerve on Tuesday.
Jason Day is the defending champion of Barclay’s and Nick Watney won The Barclay’s Last time was held at Bethpage Black in 2012.
The PGA TOUR course record is 64, shot by Padraig Harrington in the first round