Paul Goydos Scrambles to a 63

The sun is shining on The TPC River Highlands and it is warm and muggy.  California boy Paul Goydos must feel right at home as he shot seven under 63 to share the lead with Charles Warren.  After a stumbling start where he scrambled for par on his first two holes he righted and ship and managed seven birdies including three straight on 15,16 and 17.  He said afterward that he “felt quite fortunate” as his tough start could have landed him in trouble.  He felt like he was playing with “house money” after his start and continued his scrambling on eighteen.  He pulled his tee ball into the rough above a bunker on the left, had no stance and had to punch out.  His ball ended up close to the cart path but he elected to hit it while standing on the cart path.  A drop would have given him a poor lie.  From there he stiffed a wedge to two feet, putted for par and signed for a seven under 63.  Not bad for a guy who was looking at two over after two holes.  Goydos sent out his sympathies to Chris Smith.  All the players have made a point to express their support for Smith and his family.


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