Matt Every made just one birdie over his final nine holes – after making the turn in 30 – but it was still god to enough to grab a share of the lead at The Greenbrier, where he and Erik Compton are atop the leaderboard after the first round.
The big story of the day for Every was his putter. He needed just 26 putts on the day, 11 of which came over his first nine holes. He obviously didn’t putt as well over his final nine – the front nine at The Greenbrier – but he was still 15-for-16 from inside 10 feet and he also made 3 of 4 from 10-15 feet.
Every’s ball-striking wasn’t too shabby, either. He hit 14 greens and missed just two fairways in a bogey-free round.
This isn’t the first time Every has gone low, though. In his tie for eighth in Phoenix earlier this year, he made six straight birdies on his way to, you guessed it, an opening-round 63. -- Brian Wacker