Tiger Woods proud of opportunity to tie Sam Snead's PGA Tour record

Tiger Woods proud of opportunity to tie Sam Snead's PGA Tour record

While Woods said the trio tried all the little tricks to get back in position, DeChambeau was assessed a bad time on the par-5 fifth hole, meaning another could have resulted in a penalty.

Snead compiled his victories before the modern PGA Tour began in 1970 when the schedule was unwieldy and there was not always agreement on what should constitute an official victory. Another chip from thick rough caught the slope on the back of the par-5 15th green and rolled down to 3 feet for a birdie.

So much was thought of this venue that just 13 years after its opening, Muirfield Village was selected to host the Ryder Cup.

The trio of Woods, FedExCup reigning champion Justin Rose and defending Memorial Tournament champion Bryson DeChambeau were officially put on the clock with eight holes to go in their round.

"This is a second shot golf course, and typically my irons haven't been the strongest part of my game", he said.

On the par-3 fourth, his tee shot was buried in the slope of a mound above the bunker.

It moved him even closer to another record that Rory McIlroy believes should get more attention.

"Standing on the first tee, I looked at that wall [of winners at Colonial] and I imagined my name on it, and sure enough it's going to be there".

"I don't know how you add up tournaments anymore", Nicklaus said. "I feel like I could have got a few more out of it".

"On the first hole didn't hit a good tee shot and hacked something out short of the green, chipped to five to six feet and rolled that one in", said the five-times PGA Tour victor.

Anirban Lahiri, Marc Leishman and Martin Kaymer were at 67.

"I hit some bad shots today - I didn't hit anybody today; that was an improvement from past year", Manning said with a smile.

"We're very fortunate to be working with the PGA Tour on the latest agronomy standards and setup of the golf course, which I think will be a great test of golf", Detroit Golf Club President Andy Glassberg said. JT doesn't take a lot of time, Rory plays quick and Jordan was 7 under.

Right now, everyone involved is excited about the field of players and is looking forward to seeing them play in Detroit for the first time. "And we were obviously not".

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