Keeping Score

Wyndham Clark scorches TPC Scottsdale with 61

American opens 2-stroke lead in darkness-suspended 1st round of the PGA Tour's Waste Management Phoenix Open

10: Number of strokes under par that American Wyndham Clark stood before darkness suspended the first round of the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open on Thursday. Clark, who missed cuts in his past three starts, shot a bogey-free 61 at TPC Scottsdale to open a two-stroke lead. American Billy Horschel, who made 195 feet 11 inches of putts – including two from 40-plus feet – shot 8-under 63 to stand alone in second place. American J.B. Holmes birdied his final three holes to shoot 64 and cap a bizarre round that included a double bogey and a hole-in-one, at the par-3 fourth hole, early in his day. Clark, 26, and in his second season on Tour, is seeking his first victory. Defending champion Rickie Fowler bogeyed five of his first nine holes and shot 3-over 74 (scores).

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