May 27 2010
Blake Adams has just birdied the ninth hole to finish in a tie for the lead with Jeff Overton and Jason Bohn.
“Any time you birdie the last hole, it always makes dinner taste a little bit better,” the soft-spoken man from Georgia said. “I had missed two makeable putts on 6 and 8, so that was a nice one to have fall on 9.
“So I obviously look forward to my tee time tomorrow, and I will try it again.”
Adams’ 63 equals his career low, shot in the second round of the Verizon Heritage. That round marked a 14-stroke turnaround and was highlighted by just 18 putts that tied a TOUR record.
Adams was spot-on Thursday as he grabbed a share of the first-round lead for the second straight week. He hit 11 of 14 fairways, all but two greens and used just 27 putts.
“I think it was an absolutely perfect day,” Adams said. “The greens are perfect, rolling fantastic, the fairways are good. If you hit fairways and greens, you can obviously go low.
“I was expecting some low numbers out there, as I woke up and saw the forecast, but I was just fortunate to have a good number today.”