Robert Streb Shoots 61, Leads CJ Cup After Day One

Robert Streb CJ CUP Summit
Robert Streb looks on during the first round of THE CJ CUP at The Summit Club on Oct 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Alex Goodlett via Getty Images for CJ Cup)

Robert Streb opened with an 11-under 61 at The Summit Club to secure a one-shot lead after round one of The CJ CUP.

The 34-year-old Oklahoma native finished his first day in Las Vegas with 10 birdies and one eagle against just a single bogey en route to the day’s low round.

“Yeah, it was going really well. Obviously hit a few close and the putts were going in,” said Streb, who led the field in putting. “I’ve never had a start like that, so it was kind of fun.

“Slowed down a little I guess in the middle, but it was a really, really good round.”

One back was Keith Mitchell, who shot a bogey-free 62 which featured eight pars and 10 birdies, highlighted by five straight on hole Nos. 3-7, to reach 10 under.

“I mean, I hate to say everything, but everything clicked. I felt a lot better about my swing. I was striking the ball better,” said Mitchell.

“Really spent a lot of time the last four or five days working on it. I felt a little rusty coming off from the offseason, I can attribute that to a lot more fishing and not as much golf.”

Harry Higgs was two further back on 8-under par, one clear of a trio at 7 under, headlined by European Ryder Cup teammates Sergio Garcia and Viktor Hovland.

Rounding out the top-10 leaders was a star-studded pack of eight more players at 6 under, including Ian Poulter, Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama and Scottie Scheffler, among others.

2021 CJ CUP

Leaderboard: Top 10

Pos-Player-To Par-(Score)
1. Robert Streb -11 (61)
2. Keith Mitchell -10 (62)
3. Harry Higgs -8 (64)
4. Sergio Garcia -7 (65)
4. Viktor Hovland -7 (65)
4. Hudson Swafford -7 (65)
7. Ian Poulter -6 (66)
7. Rickie Fowler -6 (66)
7. Jordan Spieth -6 (66)
7. Hideki Matsuyama -6 (66)
7. Scottie Scheffler -6 (66)
7. Jhonattan Vegas -6 (66)
7. Aaron Wise -6 (66)
7. Cameron Smith -6 (66)

Notables

15. Tyrrell Hatton -5 (67)
15. Brooks Koepka -5 (67)
15. Max Homa -5 (67)
15. Collin Morikawa -5 (67)
26. Gary Woodland -4 (68)
26. Paul Casey -4 (68)
26. Adam Scott -4 (68)
26. Tony Finau -4 (68)
26. Sungjae Im -4 (68)
26. Rory McIlroy -4 (68)
26. Tommy Fleetwood -4 (68)
39. Xander Schauffele -3 (69)
39. Webb Simpson -3 (69)
39. Justin Thomas -3 (69)
49. Louis Oosthuizen -2 (70)
56. Patrick Reed -1 (71)
70. Jason Day +1 (73)
70. Harris English +1 (73)
70. Shane Lowry +1 (73)
73. Dustin Johnson +2 (74)
76. Justin Rose +3 (75)
78. Jason Kokrak +5 (77)


Material from PGA Tour Media Communications was used to compile report.


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