27 Feb '15, 12am

Golf Channel - News: Stiff winds balloon scores at PGA National

Golf Channel - News: Stiff winds balloon scores at PGA National

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The Bear Trap’s best defense showed up in full force Thursday at the Honda Classic . Scoring conditions were difficult throughout the opening round at PGA National, as only 19 players in a field of 144 broke par. Winds were steady from 15-25 miles per hour, while gusts peaked at 34 miles per hour. The field average of 72.28 was the first opening-round average above 71 since 2011, when the field averaged 73.88. Scoring was especially difficult for the afternoon wave, when the average of 72.92 was more than a full stroke higher than that of the morning wave (71.67). Honda Classic : Articles, videos and photos Only five players were able to break par during the afternoon wave, led by Patrick Reed ’s 3-under 67. Several big names succumbed to the opening-round crosswinds, including last week’s runner-up Dustin Johnson . Playing alongside world No. 1 ...

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