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Anatomy of a 63: Zach Johnson's Thursday round at the Travelers

Johnson took 1st-round clubhouse lead at PGA Tour stop

Zach Johnson thanks the sponsors and volunteers before the awards ceremony at the conclusion of the 2014 Zach Johnson Foundation Classic at Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids on Monday, July 7, 2014. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)
Zach Johnson thanks the sponsors and volunteers before the awards ceremony at the conclusion of the 2014 Zach Johnson Foundation Classic at Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids on Monday, July 7, 2014. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)

Zach Johnson, a Cedar Rapids native in case you’re into the hometown thing, shot a 7-under-par 63 Thursday to share the first-round lead with Jordan Spieth at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn.

Here are his birdies according to the PGA Tour’s site:

No. 4: 32-foot putt

No. 5: 74-foot chip

No. 11: 18-foot putt

No. 12: 16-foot putt

No. 13: 3-foot putt

No. 14: 4-foot putt

No. 15: 4-foot putt

No. 16: 15-foot putt

A bogey on 17 tapped the brakes on the momentum. Then he almost holed out for birdie from 108 yards on No. 18, and tapped in for par.

If the 12-time PGA Tour-winner posts three more 63s, he’ll be fine. Or even three 64s.

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