Jonathan Fly said he's played more than 500 rounds of golf at TPC
Southwind. So you could imagine his frustration when he carded a 78
in his PGA TOUR debut on Thursday. "But I just told myself forget
about it, it's just golf," Fly said on Friday. "Whatever happens,
happens. I did the best I could today." His best was pretty good.
Fly, a former University of Memphis golfer, holed out from the
fairway for an eagle 2 on the first hole en route to a 6-under 64
in the second round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Fly made the cut
on the number at 2 over. "Yesterday there were a lot of nerves, and
making a 2 on 1 today kind of helped me settle into everything,"
said Fly, who was 179 yards away on No. 1. "Kind of got a bad break
off the tee. Dropped straight down, I had a 6-iron into 1 and ended
up making it. Good way to start." Fly, who is playing on a
sponsor's exemption, also had seven birdies and three bogeys in his
round. The hightlight -- other than his hole-out -- was sinking a
50-footer for birdie on No. 6. This season, Fly had a 72.16 average
and was the Conference USA Championship medalist for the Tigers. He
tied for 69th at the recent NCAA Championships at Riviera Country
Club near Los Angeles, going 71-71-81. As for his expectations for
Saturday? "I'll take another one of these," Fly said.
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