Round 1: Quick look at each player

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September 22, 2011
Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM Managing Editor

ATLANTA -- Here's a quick look at each player's first round Thursday at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. The players are listed in order of their FedExCup ranking:

FEC
rank
Player Score Pos. Comment
1 Webb Simpson 69 T16 Bogey on last hole in rain doesn't leave good taste
2 Dustin Johnson 70 T19 Saved par with putts from 6, 8 and 10 feet
3 Justin Rose 69 T16 Highlight was holing out from greenside bunker at 11
4 Luke Donald 66 T2 Not accurate off the tee but played well everywhere else
5 Matt Kuchar 67 T5 Could've used one of these at last year's TOUR Championship
6 Brandt Snedeker 68 T10 Hopefully he won't stew about that missed 5-footer at the 9th
7 Nick Watney 72 T24 Only player to birdie the 520-yard fifth, longest par 4 at East Lake
8 Chez Reavie 66 T2 Man, he's red-hot: 18th consecutive round of par or better
9 John Senden 73 T28 A triple-bogey at the par-4 third was tough to come back from
10 Jason Day 67 T5 Was a bogey-free 4 under after his last 16 holes
11 Gary Woodland 72 T24 Go figure: One of TOUR's biggest hitters bogeys both par-5 holes
12 Steve Stricker 68 T10 Back from injury, he was bogey-free for his first 16 holes
13 K.J. Choi 68 T10 Very good from tee to green but needed 31 putts
14 Phil Mickelson 68 T10 Belly-up: Made all 16 putts inside 10 feet
15 Mark Wilson 72 T24 No player suffered more bogeys (6); luckily, he had 4 birdies
16 David Toms 73 T28 One of TOUR's most accurate drivers hit just 6 of 14 fairways
17 Jonathan Byrd 70 T19 Saved his round with three straight birdies starting at 15
18 Bubba Watson 71 T22 Ranks 1st on TOUR in par-5 average but just two pars Thursday
19 Adam Scott 67 T5 Great iron play, hitting field-best 16 of 18 greens in regulation
20 Keegan Bradley 64 1st Last time he shot 64 in Atlanta? Second round of PGA Champ.
21 Hunter Mahan 67 T5 Had to play his second shot at 17th with both feet in water
22 Jason Dufner 66 T2 Guess you don't need to hit fairways (4 of 14) for bogey-free round
23 Vijay Singh 74 30th Ties for his highest score in 61 career rounds at East Lake
24 Geoff Ogilvy 69 T16 Consecutive birdies late in round leaves him in good shape
25 Bill Haas 68 T10 Nice bounce-back from his final-round 78 at BMW Championship
26 Charles Howell III 67 T5 His best opening round in eight starts, and third-best overall
27 Aaron Baddeley 68 T10 Longest made putt was a 16-footer to save par at the 8th
28 Y.E. Yang 72 T24 Only player in field to hit less than 50 percent of greens
29 Fredrik Jacobson 70 T19 Struggled in first 10 holes; finished 3 under in last 8
30 Bo Van Pelt 71 T22 Rallied from poor start to keep himself in the tournament

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