I don't care for the tired old adage, "You can't win a tournament on Thursday, but you can sure as well lose one."
Plenty of soon-to-be Major championship winners overcame poor rounds on Day 1 to claim a glorious victory. Even if Steve Stricker continues to light up the Atlanta Athletic Club tomorrow, 54 holes is a lot of golf. He can be caught.
Now, that probably doesn't hold true for Japan's Ryo Ishikawa, who had a few problems today. The good news for Ishikawa: He only made two bogeys. The bad news: He didn't make any birdies or eagles. The really bad news: He made six double bogeys.
Well, perhaps I was wrong, in Ishikawa's case maybe you can lose the tournament on Thursday.
Nevertheless, there are a handful of guys out there who failed (or are looking to fail) to even reach par today but should not be considered out of the mix just yet. Here's a quick look.