Zach Johnson, Rory Sabbatini and Brian Harman all reach eight-under-par on the first day of the John Deere Classic.
, Zach Johnson and Rory Sabbatini all carded a 63 on Thursday to tie for the lead in the John Deere Classic. Brian Harman © Getty Images
Harman recorded nine birdies and just one bogey on a scoring-friendly day in Silvis, while Johnson and Sabbatini both managed to get through their respective rounds of eight-under-par without blemishing their cards.
It was tight at the top of the leaderboard at the end of day one, with
, Todd Hamilton and Steven Bowditch sitting just one shot behind the leaders. William McGirt and David Toms are in a group currently one shot further back, while three-time winner Brendon de Jonge managed to reach three-under. Steve Stricker
started disappointingly, but birdies on 16 and 17 allowed him to get back to level par. Jordan Spieth
Result: Woodland edges clear at Torrey Pines