Nick Watney putts well in round one of the RSM Classic
November 21, 2019
- November 21, 2019
Nick Watney hit 12 of 18 greens in regulation during his first round at the RSM Classic, and had a good round of putting, with no misses on putts within 10 feet. Watney finished his day tied for 31st at 3 under; Webb Simpson is in 1st at 7 under; Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Cameron Tringale, and Rhein Gibson are tied for 2nd at 6 under; and Hank Lebioda, Sebastián Muñoz, Nick Taylor, Rory Sabbatini, Alex Cejka, Tyler Duncan, Brian Harman, Scott Brown, and Scott Harrington are tied for 5th at 5 under.
At the 425-yard par-4 11th, Nick Watney reached the green in 2 and rolled a 31-foot putt for birdie. This put Nick Watney at 1 under for the round.
On the 565-yard par-5 15th hole, Watney reached the green in 3 and sunk a 19-inch putt for birdie. This moved Watney to 2 under for the round.
On the 204-yard par-3 third, Watney's tee shot went 196 yards to the right side of the fairway and his chip went 24 yards to the green where he rolled a two-putt for bogey. This moved him to even for the round.
After a drive to the right side of the fairway on the 409-yard par-4 fifth hole, Watney had a 90 yard approach shot, setting himself up for the birdie. This moved Watney to 1 under for the round.
After hitting his second shot into native area, Watney hit his next shot to the green and got down for birdie on par-5 seventh. This moved Watney to 2 under for the round.
On the par-4 ninth, Watney's 137 yard approach to 10 feet set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Watney to 3 under for the round.