JB Holmes sets early pace as two multiple-Major winners return to form

JB Holmes set the pace at the AT&T Pebble Beach pro-am by holing out from 123 yards for an eagle in the first hole and carded an opening round 64 – the lowest opening round of his career. He is tied at the top of the leaderboard with Justin Hicks.

Hicks and Holmes were playing at Pebble Beach, typically the easiest course in the rotation in benign conditions.

Six players lie are tied one shot behind Hicks and Holmes. They include John Daly who made a bogey-free 7-under 65.

“I had a few gimme birdies today, I kept the ball below the hole and had a couple of good up and downs. I played pretty smart today and it’s been a long time since I started this well,” the 48-year-old reflected afterwards.