Scott Piercy broke the course record at Silverado first set by Johnny Miller in 1976. Jon Rahm of Spain made a hole-in-one on his fifth shot as a PGA Tour member. Morgan Hoffmann made an albatross.
The Safeway Open delivered plenty of entertainment in the first round of the new PGA Tour season.
Even without Tiger Woods.
A new season brought out what might be the best weather of the week at Silverado, and no one took advantage quite like Piercy. He made 12 birdies against two bogeys for a 62, which was only good for a two-shot lead over Paul Casey and Patton Kizzire.
Woods was supposed to be the star attraction at the Safeway Open when he entered the...