PGA Tour player hits shot TOPLESS during Honda Classic first round

It was an eventful first day at PGA National, where Matt Jones leads by three shots.

PGA Tour player hits shot TOPLESS during Honda Classic first round
PGA Tour player hits shot TOPLESS during Honda Classic first round

There was plenty of action during the first round of the Honda Classic, where Matt Jones leads after a stunning 9-under par opening round and we saw a few players getting wet and muddy as they took on PGA National on Thursday. 

Sebastian Cappelen was a late entry into this week's PGA Tour event due to a number of players withdrawing from the Honda Classic and the Dane caught everyone's attention at the 11th hole.

Having started on the back nine Cappelen was already 1-over par with a bogey at the par-4 10th and it looked as though it was going to get from bad to worse at the next hole.

Cappelen's approach found the water, but with the ball still visible, he decided to roll up his trousers and take off his shirt to avoid covering himself in mud.


The 30-year-old was unable to save par though and went on to shoot a 5-over par first round and will have his work cut out if he is to make the cut into the weekend.

The same can't be said for Australian Jones who heads into Friday's second round with a three-shot lead after he matched the course record of 9-under par, set by Brian Harman in 2012.

"I struck the ball well actually all day and it was probably one of the better ball-striking days with my irons that I've had for a long, long time," said Jones.

"My proximity to the hole was very good. Normally that's my weakness, but today it was my strength. I hit a lot of good shots and I made the putts when I hit it close."

Aaron Wise and Russell Henley share second place, while USA Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker showed he still has what it takes to compete at the highest level with his 4-under par opening round.

Phil Mickelson will be looking to improve on his 1-over par score of 71 on Friday, while defending champion Sungjae Im will be hopefull of closing the gap to the top, after he started with a fairly solid 1-under par round.

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