GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Nobody has started a PGA tournament at
Sedgefield Country Club any better than Bob Heintz and Martin Laird.
Heintz and Laird each matched the course record Thursday by
shooting 63s. They were at 7 under after one round at the Wyndham
Championship, the PGA Tour's last event before the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Three other players previously have shot 63s at the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield. Eventual champion Gary Player was the last to do it in 1970 during the second round of what was then known as the Greater Greensboro Open.
Heintz and Laird also surpassed the course opening-round record by one stroke. Four players previously opened with 64s, most recently Lee Elder and Tom Weiskopf in 1973.
Greenville native Will MacKenzie finished the first round at -1 while ECU assistant golf coach Robin Smith shot a 5-over 75.
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