Travelers Championship. Brendon Shows his Steele with the Short Stick. June 20 2014

dragon logo darkTravelers Championship Logo Brendon Steele showed his steel at the Travelers Championship, needing only 26 putts in his opening round at TPC River Highlands. Brendan Steele was rolling -- literally -- in the first round of the Travelers Championship. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)   Brendon and his short stick / Getty Images   Brendon carded  first round -8 under par 62 to lead the tournament by one shot. This is the result of him ditching the long putter and reverting to a conventional short stick; “I always kind of work with it, I made the change because I had nothing to lose at U.S. Open qualifying because I shot 74 in the morning,” Steele said. So it was a good time to do it.” The thoughts of a 59 did enter his mind; "The thoughts crept in, if they don’t creep in, do I shoot 59, do I shoot 65? I don’t know. That’s hard to say, but it definitely was in the back of my mind, so probably amped me up a little bit more, so made everything a little bit tougher.” Two players shared second place at -7 under par, they are Ryan Moore and Bud Cauley. Ryan spoke about his 63, and it is much easier than last week; "There are probably a few factors, being that it's the week after the U.S. Open I think helps.  Golf just seems so much easier when you're not playing on a U.S. Open golf course." “Besides that, I'm from the Pacific Northwest, and the grass and the greens are very similar to this, so it kind of always has a little feel of what I grew up on, which I think that just adds a certain amount of comfort. The tee shots and second shots into the greens, I'm very comfortable with them.” "I was relaxed and comfortable and just went out and played golf today instead of overdoing it and over-thinking it, which I feel like I've maybe done a little lately, I've been practicing too much." There are a bunch of five guys tied at -6 under par, on this tightly packed leaderboard, and this is shaping up to be a very low scoring tournament. A moment of brilliance came from Trevor Immelman, he made a rare albatross, (not a double eagle) at the par five 13th hole. He knocked a 3-wood from 246 yards, and into the hole. Well done Trevor. He said that he and his caddie thought the ball had gone through the green, until they heard the cheers from the crowd; “For a minute we thought it had gone over the green, and then we saw the ball come back. It was just cresting the air and came back, and I said to my caddie that's got a chance, and then the next thing the guys by the green were jumping up.” By a strange coincidence, over the last three years, there have been eight albatrosses on the PGA TOUR. and a South African has had one each year,Charl Schwartzel made one at last year's RBC Canadian Open, then Louis Oosthuizen carded one during the final round of the 2012 Masters.