PGA Tour rookie Davis Thompson produced an incredible stretch of holes in the first round of The American Express on his way to carding a superb 62.
Thompson, who came 16th in the Korn Ferry Tour Eligibility Points List in 2022, shot 7-under in his first six holes at La Quinta on Thursday which included back-to-back eagles.
He'd made three birdies in his first four holes before making two consecutive eagles on holes 5 and 6 which are both par-5s. This was the first time a player had gone 7-under in their first six holes since Robert Streb in the 2021 CJ Cup.
It is also the first time that a player has made back-to-back eagles on the PGA Tour since Shane Lowry at The 150th Open Championship. Thompson is certainly mixing it with good company both on the course and in the record books.
"I was able to come out here early before I went to Hawaii and played out here on the Nicklaus Course. So I was a little familiar with it," Thompson said.
"But, yeah, just got off to a hot start and just kind of coasted on my way in. But, yeah, it's always good to see some putts go in early and give you the confidence to just keep it rolling."
His 62 is the lowest round of his career and his front-nine score of 8-under tied the lowest-ever mark at La Quinta. The 23-year-old has certainly announced himself on Tour in 2023.
Thompson made 11 appearances on the PGA Tour before obtaining his first card on the Korn Ferry Tour. He also played in the US Open where Bryson DeChambeau won in 2020.
The University of Georgia graduate wasn't the only player to impress in his first nine holes of this week's event on Thursday. Sam Burns was also in full flight in California.
The four-time Tour winner only needed nine putts on the front nine at the Stadium Course on his way to shooting 7-under in the first half of his round. This was the best nine-hole stretch of his Tour career.