Nike Golf athletes played well at the various pro tournaments on Thursday. At the Valero Texas Open Stephen Ames put up a 66 early to finish at -4. That was matched by David Duval’s 66 and they are both T8 after round 1. But the round of the day goes to Justin Leonard who shot a 63 and is tied for the lead at 7 under. Let’s see if he can keep it going through the weekend for the win.
The LPGA Tour stop is the Sybase Classic and Suzann Pettersen is T3 after shooting a 7 under 65. Michelle Wie is T13 with a 2 under 70 in round 1.
Nike staffers at the Nationwide Tour BMW Charity Pro-Am are bunched at -2 to +1 with the leaders at -9 after round 1. Let’s see if anyone can make a move up the leaderboard and be there at the finish on Sunday.
I’m a big Justin Leonard fan, but I’d love to see David Duval break through and win an event. He’s shown glimmers in the last year or so, and a win would do the world for his confidence and show he can do it again. Go David, we’re rooting for you.
I also hope to see Suzann Pettersen in the mix on Sunday. Was fun to see her in the mix at the J Golf at my home muni Papago back in March, even though she didn’t come away with the W.
Who would you like to see in the mix on Sunday afternoon? Let us know with a comment below.