Social Notebook: Three Share First Round Lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic


Day number one is in the books at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, and three players are tied for the lead – Seung-Yul Noh, Tom Hoge, and Shawn Stefani – all posted 5-under 65s. A group of six players are tied for fourth at 4-under par, including tournament favorite Dustin Johnson, and 2014 FedEx St. Jude winner Ben Crane.

T1 Seung-Yul Noh -5 65 121
T1 Tom Hoge -5 65 130
T1 Shawn Stefani -5 65 155
T4 Jamie Donaldson -4 66 140
T4 Brian Gay -4 66 200
T4 Dustin Johnson -4 66 13
T4 Steve Stricker -4 66 160
T4 Colt Knost -4 66 45
T4 Miguel Angel Carballo -4 66 210

Now onto Pro Golf Weekly’s Social Recap.

Quotes from the Leaders

“I’ve been working on the putter a lot lately. You know, it’s one thing that I feel like it’s been holding me back a little bit.”
-Dustin Johnson (-4) on his putting

“It’s been good to me so far. I don’t know if it’s the food or the water or something, but something is clicking for me.”
-Tom Hoge (co-leader at -5) on his success in Memphis

“My new 100 percent is probably not 100. It was really hard, two major surgeries and out for a year-and-a-half. It’s been tough to get going, playing sporadically. I feel good here and love the golf course.”
-Brian Gay (-4) on his improved play

Shot of the Day

The shot of the day had to be Shawn Stefani at the par-4 9th hole. The co-leader holed out for an eagle from 139 yards.

Shot of the Day II

Ernie Els holes it from the sand. He’s still making it look easy.

Interesting Stat of the Day

This was David Toms 605th PGA Tour start. Over this time period, the 2001 PGA champ has amassed $41.7 million in earnings – which comes out to $68,925.62 per tournament appearance. Not a bad way to make a living.

Fashion Bogey

Wesley Bryan, of Bryan Bros fame, shows up at his first PGA Tour event with, um, pink pants. Well, of course.

Fashion Bogey II

Speaking of golf fashion. Um…

The Callaway Golf Minute

What Does Wesley Bryan carry in his bag? The Great Big Bertha, Apex Pro irons, and Chrome Soft balls.

Photo of the Day

The truck tee boxes at the FedEx St. Jude Classic are some of the coolest.

Tip of the Cap

Fan favorite, Phil Mickelson, tips his cap on 18 after completing his round at even-par 70. The five time-major champion is five shots out of the lead.

Tip of the cap from fan favorite Phil Mickelson as he finishes up his round at even par (70) #HushYall

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