One way to get to the top of the leaderboard: Take just 23 putts. That’s what J.J. Henry took Wednesday in the opening round at the Bob Hope Classic, where he shot an 8-under 64 to take the early lead.
Twice, Henry had stretches of three straight birdies. He also had just one bogey.
One shot back of Henry, though, is Boo Weekley, who also had just one bogey and took 28 putts.
The 64 by Henry, while three strokes shy of his career low, does mark his best start to a tournament since the 2005 FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World, where he shot 64 in the first round before stumbling to a tie for 32nd.