The Players Championship. Castro's Revolution at TPC Sawgrass. May 09 2013

Roberto Castro started a revolution at The PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP at TPC Sawgrass, shooting a first round of -9 under par 63, to lead the tournament by three shots. Roberto Castro opens with a 63 in Players debut Roberto Castro / AP Photo/Gerald Herbert Roberto tamed the famous TPC Sawgrass course, he even birdied the infamous par three 17th island hole, and Eagled the par 5 second, his eleventh hole of the day. He spoke about a mental game he plays where he tries to birdie every other hole; " 'I hit it close a lot,when I eagled, I was like, oh, now I'm 7 under through 11, so that's keeping ahead of that 50 percent mark, but this is a different golf course. The golf course is much harder than most of the other times I've kind of taken that attitude. It gets proven out here every week, Derek Ernst won last week in his eighth event and no one ever heard of him. There are a lot of good players out here.'' Tied in second pace are Rory McIlroy and Zach Johnson, both of them at -6 under par after their rounds of 66. Very good rounds but still three shots behind the leader. Rory did not hit his driver once on the front nine, a new strategy of his; "  W hen you hit the shots, it seems very simple. I had a lot of good shots out there, lot of iron shots that were 12, 15 feet away from the pin and I got myself a lot of looks for birdies. I adopted maybe more of a conservative strategy off the tee this year. But once you put your ball in the fairway that means you can be more aggressive into the greens. So it sort of balances itself out.'' Tiger Woods is in the bunch of six players a further shot back at -5 under par for the tournament, four shots off the pace of the leader at the top of the board. Tomorrow is another day, it would be good to see Roberto Castro put together another good round of golf and stay at the top of the leaderboard.