Brendan Steele went deep at the Travelers Championship firing an eight-under 62 in the first round. He flirted with 59, but ultimately settled for a 62, which tied his low score of the year at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Steele was five-under through eight, and eight-under through 13. He had to birdie three of the final five holes for a 59, but finished with five straight pars for a 62.
Brendan started his round with an eagle on the par-4 first, and followed it up with a birdie on two. After four pars, he birdied seven and eight, and then parred nine and ten. Three consecutive birdies on eleven, twelve, and thirteen got his round to eight-under, which is where it stayed after parring out the rest of the way.
Steele currently leads Bud Cauley (thru 14) by three strokes, and his pal, Keegan Bradley (thru 17), is among several players at four-under.
2010 Travelers champ Bubba Watson shot a three-under 67.
The Travelers Championship is the only PGA Tour tournament in Connecticut, and is known as one of the best attended events on Tour. Many of the big names in golf (Bubba, Sergio, Keegan, Z. Johnson, DJ, Kuchar, Snedeker,) come to the Travelers after the U.S. Open because of the terrific job by the tournament organizers and the player-friendly/fan-friendly course, TPC River Highlands.