The PGA Tour doesn’t care if anyone overdoses on golf.
The 2017-18 season began Thursday in Napa Valley. Safeway grocery stores has been perfectly willing to foot the bill for this event so why not?
One main usual suspect showed up big on Thursday and that was Brendan Steele, the defending champ.
He showed up but the fans, largely, did not.
With a lot of Web.com graduates in this field, it looked like Web.com spectatorship Thursday at Silverado.
If crowds bother your game, this day was no problem.
Steele, looking for a second “magical cask” for his trophy case, shot a seven-under par 65. Earned himself a share of the first-day lead with Tyler Duncan and Tom Hoge. Who are they?
The big dog in this field is Phil Mickelson. He shot 69 and got himself in the hunt.
So yes, the new PGA Tour season is off and running.
Only problem is not many people noticed.