Stricker Roars, Tiger Soars to the Bottom (Yet Again)
Stricker tied the single-round major championship scoring record with a 7-under 63, and he’s two up on second-place Jerry Kelly (-5). Rounding out the top-10 are Shaun Micheel (-4), Scott Verplank (-3), and an eight-way tie at -2…The big story of the day was obviously noted golf enthusiast Tiger Woods’ +7 opening round, but it’s not all bad for Tiger — he’s tied with John Daly. Tiger was “angry” with himself after the round, and he should be; nobody likes the chin beard, man.
Tiger shoots hockey sticks after a 3 under start in his first five holes, and little old Steve Stricker post a near historical round of 63 to take the lead. Rory even played the day after injuring his wrist on the 3rd hole (hitting against a root). A crazy day 1 at the Atlanta Athletic Club.