Rickie Fowler shoots 63 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the first round of the Australian PGA.
Fowler’s performance took attention from Adam Scott’s first tournament since he became the first Masters champion from Australia. He was two strokes back after shooting 65.
Scott was tied with Matthew Ballard and David McKenzie.
Nathan Green, who shot 66 alone in fifth spot, which was a better stroke than Australian compatriot Jason Norris and Kwon Sung-yeol from south korea, who shot 67s. Canadian Richard Lee was in eighth with 68s.
The American said, ”It was a good solid start, A little bit slow on my front nine, but I just stayed patient and finally got a few things to go, made a couple of good up and downs.”
”If the wind picks up this afternoon, like it started to pick up the last few holes, the course will dry out a bit and they’ll play a little bit tougher, ”Fowler said. ”So tomorrow afternoon it’s going to be a little bit different course than I saw this morning.”