Langley Leads Greenbrier; Tiger 4 Back
Scott Langley shredded The Old White TPC for a 62 on Thursday at the opening round of the Greenbrier Classic, but plenty of buzz went to the man four strokes back in a tie for 12th.
Tiger Woods fired a 4-under 66, his best round of the year, in his first action since shooting 80 in the second round of the US Open to miss the cut.
Langley wasn’t perfect, but he wasn’t far from it, ending his round eight birdies and no bogeys. He never went more than three holes without a birdie, shooting 4-under on the front nine and the back.
The 26-year-old does not have a top 10 finish to date this year.
He has a one-stroke lead over Jonathan Byrd, who also went bogey-free on Thursday, and racked up seven birdies over an 11-hole stretch between No. 4 and No. 15.
Woods made two mistakes on Thursday, and they cost him three strokes. He was 1-under through 5 before double bogeying No. 6. But he rallied with three straight birdies and was 6-under between holes 7 and 16 before a bogey on No. 17 brought him back to 4-under.