Streb starts in fine style

15 October 2021 21:23:27 GMTPlus11
Robert Streb made a superb start

Robert Streb took the early initiative in the CJ Cup by shooting a superb 11-under-par 61 in Thursday’s opening round.

The 34-year-old from Chickasha, Oklahoma is 4001.00 to claim the title while Viktor Hovland - who is four shots behind - is 4001.00 and Keith Mitchell, who hit a 62, is available at 4001.00.

Streb strong from the start

Streb took an immediate liking to the Summit Club in Las Vegas and stormed to the head of the leaderboard at seven under par after just six holes.

He held on to the lead on a day when 25 players hit 67 or lower, although it was a mixed day for some of the game’s leading lights.

I've never had a start like that, so it was kind of fun.

Robert Streb

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Dustin Johnson endured a day to forget as he shot a 74 while Justin Thomas rescued his round with three closing birdies to card a 69.

He is one shot behind Rory McIlroy, who played solidly and was left to rue a triple-bogey seven on the 17th.

Streb back on song

Streb won his final event of 2020 when he beat Kevin Kisner in a play-off to secure the RSM Classic title, but he has not had a top-ten finish in the 24 tournaments he has played since.

He was 27th at last week’s Shriners Children’s Open, which was also played in Nevada, and his only other triumph on the PGA Tour came in the McGladrey Classic in 2014.

However, Streb is looking forward to building on the lowest round he has ever carded on tour, saying: "I've never had a start like that, so it was kind of fun.

"I was trying to stay in the moment the best I could. You just feel like you can start aiming at stuff and things seemed to be going my way."

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