After one round, Luke Donald is tied for first and is two shots clear of Web Simpson in the race for the PGA Tour money title. Donald must finish in a two way tie for second or better for a historic win of the money titles on both the European and PGA Tours. Simpson is angling for the PGA Tour money title, and a five year exemption.
Donald made six birdies and said he “would have loved to have made a couple more at the end. I didn’t hit the ball great the last few holes. I think you want to capitalize on the slightly easier course, and six birdies and no bogeys was a great start. It wasn’t that easy out there. The wind was strong enough to make club selection a little tricky.”
Simpson also was happy with his performance: “It’s a good start. That’s all you can ask for on day one. Looking forward to trying to improve tomorrow, just keep trying to climb the leaderboard.”
It all makes this weekend’s tournament more interesting than otherwise. I don’t normally watch much of the fall series. This weekend will be an exception.