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Justin Timberlake Shriners Open 2012: Day 1 Leaderboard Update, Highlights, More

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 04:  Ryan Moore watches hits his second shot on the 16th hole during the first round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin on October 4, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IOctober 4, 2012

After one day of action at the 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, there are some interesting names atop the leaderboard at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

World No. 44 Ryan Moore is the leader through Round 1, scoring a 10-under par 61 on the back of nine birdies and an eagle. That included some outstanding driving accuracy (71.4 percent), greens in regulation percentage (88.9) and putting (1.4 putts per GIR), via ESPN.

You may also recognize the names of Rookie of the Year candidate John Huh (eight-under par), world No. 21 Nick Watney (five-under par) and world No. 41 Robert Garrigus (five-under par).

But watch out for rookie Jonas Blixt, who had the shot of the day.

 

Position Player Score
1 Ryan Moore  -10
2 Brendan de Jonge  -9
T3 Tim Herron  -8
T3 John Huh  -8
T5 Chris Kirk  -7
T5 Justin Leonard  -7
T5 Jonas Blixt  -7
T8 Blake Adams  -6
T8 Rory Sabbatini  -6
T8 Patrick Reed  -6

 

Highlights

Rookie Jonas Blixt, who sits tied for fifth place at seven-under par, had the best shot of the day when he knocked in a putt at nearly 60 feet.

A eagle on the No. 15 hole at TPC Summerlin allowed Ryan Moore to distance himself in Day 1.

John Huh, the only rookie to qualify for the TOUR Championship, finished the day off strong with a birdie on the 18th.

 

Reaction

Justin Timberlake's mojo must have propelled Nick Watney to five-under par on Thursday. It's the only logical explanation:

With Nick Watney at yesterday's @jtshrinersopen Celebrity Pro Am. -teamJT tmbr.lk/lAY

— Justin Timberlake(@jtimberlake) October 4, 2012

 

Ryan Moore's sponsor, TRUE linkswear, was clearly happy about the 29-year-old's performance on Thursday:

Boom baby! Nice birdie by RyMo on the 18th for an opening round at the JT Shriners Open of -10 (61). Sick display this morning Ryan!!!

— TRUE linkswear (@TRUElinkswear) October 4, 2012

 

And Danielle Tucker of The Golf Show in Hawaii noted that Moore didn't even know he had a TPC Summerlin course record when he dropped his 61 on Thursday:

JT Shriners Hospital Open Ryan Moore didn't know shot course record. Leads with 61. Told himself: Just keep it in play! soundcloud.com/dctucker-1/rya…

— Danielle Tucker (@TheGolfClub) October 4, 2012

 

 

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