American Matt Every led a red-hot field at the Wyndham Championship with a first-round 61 to lead Henrik Stenon by a stroke.
It’s been more than two years sine Every won the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He missed 19 of his first 21 cuts in the 2016-2017 season, but has rattled off three top 20 finishes of late.
“I’ve been playing good for a while,” Every told Golf Channel. “It just hasn’t come together. To be honest, I really didn’t make anything today. I didn’t need to. I made a 10-footer on a par 3. But other than that, everything was a tap in. I don’t feel great over my putter, but it’s good to be playing good again. This is a nice little stretch for me. I’m enjoying playing golf again.”
Every wasted little time in staking his claim to the top spot, drilling an eagle 2 on the par-4 No. 1. He added four birdies to hit the turn with a 6-under 29 and added three more birdies on the back nine.
He needed every stroke to stay ahead of Henrik Stenson, who peppered the course for eight birdies between holes 2 and 16.
A staggering seven players are tied for third at 7-under, including Webb Simpson. Davis Love III, 53, is one of three players tied for 10th at 6-under. Love fired a bogey-free 64