Cam Davis took the confidence from his win at the Rocket Mortgage Classic last week into the first round of the John Deere Classic, carding a score of 4-under-par.
The Australian, who beat Troy Merritt and Joaquin Niemann in a playoff last week at Detroit Golf Club, began on the 10th hole on Thursday and made three birdies on his first nine.
He then added a birdie on the 1st hole and a fantastic eagle on the 2nd hole to move to six-under-par. Two bogeys thereafter brought him back to 4-under-par, which was a solid round on a low scoring day at TPC Deere Run.
Shot-shaping his way to eagle.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 8, 2021
The lead is now 2 and it belongs to @CamDavisGolf. pic.twitter.com/UvsrTLkDBP
Davis is no stranger to making exciting eagles, as he holed a superb bunker shot in the final round last week for a clutch eagle which helped him achieve a playoff place.
The 26-year-old finished four shots behind Sebastien Munoz and Chesson Hadley who carded superb rounds of 8-under-par in the first round. Dylan Frittelli, the defending champion from 2019, shot a solid score of 3-under-par to sit five shots behind the leaders.
Three-time John Deere Classic winner Steve Stricker clearly loves playing at this event, but the US Ryder Cup captain could only manage a round of 1-under-par on day one.
Stricker's attentions have been turned to the Champions Tour this season and of course, his Ryder Cup selection process but this hasn't stopped the 54-year-old from winning twice on the Champions Tour in his last five events.
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