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June 7 2012

11:20 PM

Maggert in his comfort zone

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Jeff Maggert talks about his love for Memphis after a first-round, 4-under 66 on Thursday.

Jeff Maggert has missed the cut in nine of last 12 starts entering this week, but reaching the weekend shouldn’t be a problem this time. Maggert opened with a 4-under 66 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Thursday that included four birdies and an eagle and gave him the early clubhouse lead before John Merrick joined him at the top. It was Maggert's first round in the 60s in his last 14 rounds on the PGA TOUR. It’s no surprise that Maggert played well at TPC Southwind – his last win on TOUR came in this event in 2006. “I played some good golf today,” said Maggert, who had shoulder surgery a year ago. “I’ve been struggling a little bit but I’ve always felt comfortable on this course." Maggert eagled the par-5 third hole with a 324-yard drive, followed by a second shot that landed 7-1/2 feet from the pin. “That was a putt I was supposed to make,” Maggert said. “I’d been kicking myself if I had missed it.” Click here to replay Maggert’s round
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