Dick's Sporting Goods Open: First-Round NotebookJuly 13, 2007
By Dave Senko PGA TOUR Staff
ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- It should come as no surprise that first-round co-leader Craig Stadler is tied for the lead at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open. He enjoyed great success in his PGA TOUR career at the En-Joie Golf Course with six top-10 finishes in the B.C. Open, including a victory at the 2003 event while a member of the Champions Tour.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS HOCK AND STADLER THRU 18 Category Hoch Stadler Eagles 0 0 Birdies 5 6 Pars 11 9 Bogeys 2 3 Double Bogeys 0 0 Other 0 0 Driving Accuracy 50.0% 57.1% Driving Distance 295.0 yds. 302.0 yds. Putts per Round 29 26 Putts per GIR 1.643 1.636 Greens in Regulation 77.8% 61.1% Sand Saves 0 0
• Friday's scoring average of 73.641 was the highest first-round scoring average for a non-major event since the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am in February. The average at that event was 74.500. Only three players posted rounds in the 60s and 20 players posted rounds under par on Friday at En-Joie.
• The most difficult hole was No. 15 with an average of 4.500 (+.500) and only five players made birdies. Hole No. 5 was the easiest at 4.808 (-.292).
• Steve Thomas had the day's longest drive, at 353 yards. Thomas also had an eagle on the par-4 16th hole.
• The last time an open qualifier led or shared the lead after the first round was at the 2006 AT&T Classic in California in March of that year. Mitch Adcock held sole possession of the lead at 5-under-par 67. He eventually finished T17.