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Social Roundup: McGirt Leads; Day, Speith, DJ in the Red

Jordan Spieth was scrambling most of the day at Firestone. But hung tough, and closed with 4 consecutive birdies. Credit: USA Today
Jordan Spieth was scrambling most of the day at Firestone. But hung tough, and closed with 4 consecutive birdies. Credit: USA Today

The first round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is in the books, and William McGirt is the leader at 6-under. McGirt, who won the Memorial in this state just a few weeks ago, is 3 up on a trio consisting of Emiliano Grillo, Jimmy Walker and Jason Day.

McGirt was aided by draining this putt on the 18th hole.

Jordan Spieth, who struggled to find the greens all day, went on a birdie binge over the final four holes to finish at 2-under par for the day.

Other notables who performed well, and are in the red, include Rickie Fowler (-2), Dustin Johnson (-1), and Justin Rose (-1).

Here’s a look at how the day went on social media.

There will be thousands of tweets and posts as the weekend moves along, but let the record show, these were the first official ones.

The early buzz was about the one swing by Daniel Berger — who pulled a WD after his tee shot, guaranteeing himself $50k.

Brooks Koepka also dropped out. His issue was a bum ankle. (Nothing to do with being +5 through 13).

The USGA released its groupings for the U.S. Women’s Open. And one group stood out.

Speaking of Brooke Henderson. The red hot LPGA star shot a 65 today, and leads the LPGA event in Portland, OR. Here’s a look at Brooke’s card. Impressive.

In other tour news…

Martin Laird is the first round leader at the Barracuda Championship. Laird has 15 points with 8 birdies and 1 bogey.

Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard holds the first round lead at the French Open.

The French Open will have a big say in which Euro golfers get to wear these styles.

JR Smith is still in the house. That old saying, ‘he’ll never pay for a drink in this town again’ comes to mind.

Some of the shots of the day.

DJ with a nice bounce off the tree on No. 13.

Zach Johnson with the bunker shot of day at the 12th hole. Off the pin, and in.

Phil is mighty impressed by his playing partner’s approach on No. 8.

Spieth was draining these all day long as he struggled to hit greens.

Jason Day with a 331 yard bullet off No. 4 (which he bogeyed).

Til Tomorrow.


Note: Much of content used in this post was repackaged and cross posted from our live blog post.

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