Stroud holds lead in Greensboro
Chris Stroud set the early pace at the Wyndham Championship with a six-under-par 64 in his first round.
The American showed a fine touch on the greens as he needed just 23 putts in a round that included eight birdies and two bogeys and left him with the clubhouse lead midway through the opening day in Greensboro.
It would have been even better for the 31-year-old but for a dropped shot on the eighth - the penultimate hole of his round having started on the back nine - which denied him the chance of a 63.
Stroud sits a shot clear of Matt Jones, Robert Garrigus and Andrew Svoboda, who all carded 65s today, while a superb start from Zach Johnson left him four under after six holes.
Defending champion Sergio Garcia was two under after five having birdied the opening two holes but three-time major winner Padraig Harrington could only record a three-over-par 73 in his first round.
The Irishman is hoping for a good showing in Greensboro to boost his FedExCup position. He currently sits 129th in the FedExCup standings, four places outside of the qualification places for the play-offs, which begin with The Barclays next week.