FORT WORTH, Texas - Colonial member Ryan Palmer shot an 8-under 62 Thursday to match the first-round record at Hogan's Alley and take a 1-stroke lead over John Rollins.
The bogey-free 62 equaled Palmer's lowest round on the PGA Tour.
Palmer and longtime caddie James Edmondson are dues-paying members at Colonial. Edmondson is even the reigning club champion.
Graham DeLaet, wearing pants with a plaid design similar to the jacket Colonial winners get, matched Morgan Hoffmann, David Hearn, and John Peterson at 64.
Matt Kuchar, No. 13 in the world ranking and the highest-ranked player in the 136-man field, was in a group of six at 65.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Faced with a flooded course in which some fairways were more suited for fishing than playing golf, the LPGA Tour found a unique solution Thursday. It shortened the Ocean Club to 12 holes for at least the first round of its inaugural Bahamas Classic. The only other option might have been to cancel the tournament.
The LPGA Tour policy says a tournament has to be 36 holes to be official, and this one starting Friday likely will be every bit of that - if not more.