Record day at Houston Open
Jimmy Walker ties course record
Jimmy Walker tied the course record with a 9-under 63 on Thursday to take a two-shot lead over Josh Teater and
Nick O'Hern after the first round of the Houston Open.
Walker matched the record set by Johnson Wagner and Adam Scott in the first round of the 2008 tournament. Wagner went on to win that year.
Chris Kirk was three back after a 66, and Steve Stricker, John
Rollins, Nathan Green and Brendan Steele shot 67s and were four
Most of the big-name players were in the hunt, as they fine-tune
their games for next week's Masters.
Lee Westwood and Padraig Harrington were in the large pack of
players at 4 under, Phil Mickelson and Retief Goosen were at 2
under and former Masters champions Angel Cabrera and Fred Couples were 1 under.