A lot of players scored well in the first round of the John Deere Classic, but nobody played as well as Troy Matteson. The 32-year-old shot a 10-under 61 to put him three strokes ahead of the field.
Matteson -- whose only two PGA Tour wins came in the 2006 and 2009 Frys.com Opens -- started hot with five birdies on the front nine and kept it going by repeating the feat on the back nine. That was good for a 61 on the day, and not many golfers are going to be able to keep up with a 61, so Matteson has a pretty significant advantage on the field after one round.
He's trailed by Ricky Barnes, who is at 7-under, and a six-man pack at 6-under, including K.J. Choi and Steve Stricker, who has won this tournament three straight times and finds himself within hailing distance of a four-peat after 18 holes. No one-round lead is safe, but especially not when so many golfers are scoring this well through 18 -- with a few golfers left on the course, 99 golfers have found themselves under par thus far.
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