Englishmen Tommy Fleetwood and Justin Rose both enjoyed positive starts in round one of the Wyndham Championship as they look to hunt down a last-minute place in the FedEx Cup play-offs.
The event at Sedgefield Country Club is the final tournament of the regular PGA Tour season, and the last chance for Fleetwood and Rose to sneak into the top 125 in the FedEx rankings to secure a spot at next week’s opening play-off at the Northern Trust.
The duo know they both need at least a top-10 finish to have any chance of booking a place at Liberty National this time next week.
The English pair both carded an impressive four-under-par 66 in their opening rounds to leave them inside the top-20 in a tie for 19th alongside a whole host of the field who also find themselves four-under.
Fleetwood was the first of the two to return to the clubhouse in round one, and things could have been even better for the world number 35, after he ended both the front, and back nine with frustrating bogeys.
However, there were plenty of positives for the 2017 Race to Dubai Champion to take away, after he made five birdies as well as a superb eagle three on the par five, 15th after finding the green in two and sinking a 15-foot putt.
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The world No 56 got his opening round up and running on the fifth hole, as he joined Rose in rolling in an eagle three on the first of the two par fives.
The American would then go on to make a further six birdies in his remaining 13 holes to leave him at the top of the pile heading into day two.
Canadian Adam Hadwin finds himself in close pursuit of Henley, as he currently sits in a tie for second alongside six others from the field on six-under, with two holes to complete after play was suspended for darkness at 8:14pm local time (1:14am BST).
Hadwin will join the 21 remaining golfers who are also yet to finish their opening rounds early on Friday morning, before play resumes for round two of the event at 11:50am BST.