Quicken Loans National. Greg Chalmers Leads on Day 1. June 26 2014

dragon logo darkQuicken Loans National Greg Chalmers leads the Quicken Loans National on the 1st day at Congressional. Greg Chalmers’ putter was red-hot during his opening round, netting a strokes gained-putting figure of 3.308. (Justin Heiman/Getty Images) Greg Chalmers / Getty Images Greg Chalmers shot a first round -5 under par 66 on the par 71 Congressional layout, where only 26 players from the starting 120 broke par. Greg said it was definitely not an easy course; "I didn't think it was easy at all, I played really well, and I think anybody who plays really well can shoot a low score. You just have to be coming out of the fairway, and I did that the majority of the time today." Ricky Barnes and Freddie Jacobson are tied in second place at -4 under par after their opening rounds of 67. Patrick Reid, Eric Compton, defending Champion Bill Haas and Tyrone Van Aswegen are all sharing fourth spot at -3 under par. Of course the big news of the day is really about those who did not do so well, and in particular Tiger Woods. Tiger made his long awaited comeback since surgery. Apart from a few who have spent the last few days saying how well Tiger is swinging, the reality is he is just like the rest of us, he needs time to get back to his best. Today he shot a +3 over par 74, of which he was pretty proud saying he and the other celebrity players fought hard; "We were all kind of looking to break 80, it was a bit of a fight today for all of us, but we all hung in there. I made so many little mistakes, so I played a lot better than the score indicated." "The back's great, I had no issues at all, no twinges, no nothing. It felt fantastic. That's one of the reasons why I let go on those tee shots. I hit it pretty hard out there." Tiger played alongside Jason Day and Jordan Spieth, and that trio of top-10 players combined for six bogeys in two holes. Jordan also shot a +3 over par 74, the same as his hero Tiger; "It was cool playing the first one back. I love playing alongside Jason, as well. We are all rooting for each other, and that's a good feeling. It was hard to root for each other because it just looked like the lid was closed on the hole. But once we all started hitting a couple fairways, it got better at the end."