Disappointing day for Indians at John Deere Classic
Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Arjun Atwal endured a disappointing opening round at the John Deere Classic on Thursday.
Anirban Lahiri, one of India's top professional golfers, started his John Deere Classic campaign with a modest even-par 71, but it wasn’t enough to earn him a decent position.
The PGA Tour regular, Lahiri, has made four birdies against the same number of bogeys to finish his day one action at 102nd position at the TPC Deere Run golf course, Heather Knoll, Silvis.
The other Indian in the field, Arjun Atwal, also shot an even-par round to share the tied-102nd spot with his fellow Indian.
Sebastian Munoz and Chesson Hadley posted matching 63 s to share the first-round lead at the PGA Tour’s $6,200,000 prize money event.
Three golfers claimed the tied-3rd spot after carding 7-under, while Ryan Moore sitting alone at sixth place with 6-under 71.
Daniel Berger, the tournament's top-ranked name, started with a 2-under 69, one better than three-time Deere champion Steve Stricker, who carded 1-under 70 after overcoming a three-bogey first nine.