Sebastian Munoz had a day to remember on Thursday at the RSM Classic.
All he did was dismantle the Seaside course at Sea Island with a 10-under par 60 — his best round as a PGA Tour member. “I was proud of how I played,” said Munoz after sniffing the magic 59 number. “I just about hit every green and gave myself birdie looks on every hole.”
Munoz led a scoring spree thanks to perfect weather that won’t be so perfect come Friday. After a calm day where scoring on the Seaside course was nearly 66, strong winds from the north are expected to sweep Sea Island on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with gusts up to 35 miles per hour. “I haven’t really looked at the forecast,” Munoz said when asked about the pending difficult conditions the rest of the way. “I don’t know how much it’s going to blow tomorrow or if it’s going to be cold or not, so I’m just kind of here right now and I’ll adjust tomorrow and see what happens.”
As well as he played, he was only a shot better than Sea Island resident Zach Johnson, the former Masters and Open champion. Johnson finished his day with 61 at Seaside. He had a really good shot at shooting 59. He was nine-under for his round through 15 holes after making a seven-footer for birdie at the 15h. Coming home, he missed birdie attempts from 10, 20 and 25 feet on the final three holes.
“It hit me (the chance to shoot 59) after I birdied 12 and 13 and I got to 8 under,” Johnson said. “Making birdie on 15, I was like, ‘Well, two more and I’m right there.’ I gave myself looks, pretty good looks and that’s all you can hope for.”
It will take two rounds to see where the field stands as play took place on two courses — the Seaside and the Plantation.
Mackenzie Hughes, Scott Stallings and Chez Reavie all shot nine-under par 63s on the par 72 Plantation course.
Another four players were in at eight under — Russell Henley, Jhonny Vegas and Taylor Gooch shot 64 at Plantation, Corey Conners had 62 on the Seaside.
Jordan Spieth And Wife Annie Welcome Baby Sammy:
Jordan Spieth is now a daddy.
Spieth announced on his Twitter account that his wife, Annie, gave birth to a baby boy last Sunday (Nov. 14) — Sammy Spieth.
“Mama and baby doing great — Feeling blessed!” Spieth wrote in his Tweet.