AT&T Byron Nelson: Seung-Yul Noh comes within one shot of course record with opening round of 60 in Dallas | Golf News

Noah Adam is three shots clear of Scott and Zecheng Dou in a tie for second place at eight under, with world No. 2 Scotty Scheffler and Jason Day a further stroke back; Watch coverage of day two of AT&T Byron Nelson Live on Sky Sports Golf on Friday at 9pm

Last Updated: 12/05/23 7:15 AM


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Highlights from the first round of the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch

Highlights from the first round of the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch

Seung-Yul Noh survived a broken driver to shoot a sensational opening 60 and take a three-stroke lead after the first round at AT&T Byron Nelson near Dallas.

The South Korean – ranked 536 in the world and who has won only once on the PGA Tour in 2014 – cracked his driver’s head on the 12th tee, but made an eagle and nine birdies during his round for the card last October. First 60 on the PGA Tour since Patrick Cantlay at the Shriners Children’s Open.

That leaves Noah in a tie for second place behind Australia’s Adam Scott and China’s Zecheng Du at eight under, with world No. 2 Scotty Scheffler and Jason Day a further stroke back between them.

England’s Harry Hall carded four birdies in the fifth hole at the turn en route to an opening round of 67, one better than Tyrell Hatton, who sits three under after the first round.

Seung-Yul Noh has won once before on the PGA Tour, at the 2014 Zurich Classic in New Orleans.

Seung-Yul Noh has won once before on the PGA Tour, at the 2014 Zurich Classic in New Orleans.

Noah needed a 59 on the par-five 18th and an eagle for the course record. But instead of going for the green in two shots, he kept short of the water and used a wedge for his third shot, which drifted to within nine feet of the hole as he eventually settled for birdie.

“Everything went well today, except for two shots off the tee through the green,” said Noh. “Then I’m really happy for my career low on the PGA Tour.”

The 31-year-old Noah’s only win on the PGA Tour came at the 2014 Zurich Classic in New Orleans before the tournament was converted to a team event. He took two years off from his career to complete mandatory military service in South Korea, and although he returned in 2019, his game has faltered since then; He was outside the top 1,000 in the world rankings last year.

If Noah should win the Byron Nelson, he would earn the final spot in the field at next week’s PGA Championship, the second major of the season.

Colombia’s Sebastian Muñoz also opened last year with a round of 60 ahead of two-time defending champion AT&T Byron Nelson. Kyung-hoon Lee eventually claimed the prize. Lee opened Thursday with a one-under 70.

Scotty Scheffler is in contention, four shots off the lead after an opening round of 64

Scotty Scheffler is in contention, four shots off the lead after an opening round of 64

The home crowd favorite Scheffler, the highest-ranked player in the field, was on the sixth under six after a pitch-in eagle from the green.

However, his round then stalled with a stretch of three bogeys and four par, but after getting out of that funk with consecutive birdies on 14 and 15, he finally finished with an eagle and remained four par in contention are.

The 2022 Masters champion said: “I was pretty frustrated mid-round. I didn’t feel like I was doing anything wrong, I just got on the wrong end of a few things, and the putts were definitely not falling. , of the round, but the beginning and the end of everything going in.

Watch AT&T Byron Nelson’s second round coverage live on Sky Sports Golf at 9pm Friday.

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