Adam Scott drove the ball better than he has “in forever” in a stunning opening round eight-under at the Byron Nelson Classic as Aussie PGA Tour debutante David Micheluzzi shot a “delightful” six-under in a start to remember.
Having voiced his frustration pre-tournament at being good but not good enough so far in 2023, Scott posted nine birdies and a single bogey in his round of 63, his best opening round in a PGA Tour event since 2014.
It was still only good enough for second place, however, behind Korea’s SY Noh, who shot an 11-under 60 in soft conditions in Texas.
Jason Day also continued his hot streak having recovered from his bout of vertigo at the Masters to open with a seven-under 64 to be just one shot behind Scott.
But as good as Scott and Day were, the debut of Victorian Micheluzzi was even more impressive, recovering from an opening hole bogey to card six birdies…