The Greenbrier Classic. Jonas Blixt Leads July 04 2014

dragon logo darkThe Greenbrier Classic The defending Champion Jonas Blixt leads The Greenbrier Classic at Old White TPC.

Defending champ in the lead

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Jonas shot a first round -6 under par 64 to lead The Greenbrier Classic, a stout start to the defense of his title. He mentioned his roller coaster season, quoting a bit of Forrest Gump;

" You have guys like Matt Kuchar that play well every week, and guys like me that kind of have good weeks and some bad weeks and a little more of a roller-coaster, you never really know what you're going to get." "It's 80 percent kind of you hit your head against the wall, I feel like. Just trying to figure something out to play better and find the mojo again, and 20 percent of the time you feel like everything is just flowing like it did that Sunday a year ago. "I hope this can be the ice breaker this year and just keep going. If you look at my stats this year, I haven't been chipping or putting as well as I have in the past. But I worked quite a bit on it last week, and I feel like I'm coming back to where I've been before."
"So I'm very happy about today's round. I feel like it was a big step towards getting back into playing good golf again. The golf course is in perfect shape, like last year. You come back with a bunch of confidence knowing that you won here before." "If I can get my putter to work the way it did today, I felt like I hit the ball on line every time, and it could be a really good week."
James Hahn, Jason Bohn, Joe Durant, Chris Kirk, D.A. Points, Patrick Rodgers, Jim Renner and Danny Lee are just one stroke off the leaders pace. They all carded opening rounds of -5 under par 65,, on an easy day out on the golf course. New boy Patrick Rodgers is looking to make his third straight cut since turning Pro; "Being a new pro out here, you're always trying to figure out and establish your routines, and mine is just kind of cool down after the round and working on the things I felt like I can improve, and hopefully be ready for tomorrow." Steve Stricker headlines a group of eight players who shot -4 under par 66, in what is going to be a very tightly contested competition. Steve intends to just keep hanging in there; "We'll just keep plugging along and see what happens."