Northern Trust Open, Matt Kuchar 1st Round Leader February 15 2013

Matt Kuchar / AP Photo/Reed Saxon Matt Kuchar leads the Northern Trust Open at the Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades in California, with a first round of -7 under par 64. Matt had been working with his swing coach, and was happy with the results; "I was excited about the things we were working on and excited how I was hitting the ball The hot start was certainly a great way to get the round going." Sergio Garcia is in second place on his own, with his opening effort of -6 under par, 65. Sergio is making his first PGA TOUR appearance of the year, and has started this tournament in fine form. The surprise package of the opening day was Brandt Jobe, he is returning to golf after suffering a serious neck injury. Brandt is playing on a Major Medical Exemption, and he has to earn $303,178 in 10 events to keep full status the rest of the year. He is currently in third place, Good Luck Brandt, we hope you fulfill your dreams.