Haas leads the way in Phoenix as Spieth struggles early

Haas leads the way in Phoenix as Spieth struggles early

Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the pro-am prior to the start of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on January 28, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona. He made 125 feet, 4 inches worth of putts, and none was more important than the almost 30-footer for birdie he made at the second hole, his 11th of the day. Fowler is coming off a missed cut in the Farmers Insurance Open, but he had finished in the top 5 in four of his last five prior to that.

"I've been struggling, so just practicing and working hard and trying to figure something out", Haas told the Golf Channel after his round.

Spieth - victor of three majors - holed four bogeys to go with three birdies as he struggled for consistency on day one of the event.

Thomas wasn't the only one who wasn't laughing as Rickie Fowler also bogeyed the hole and was loudly jeered by the raucous crowd on his way to a five-under round of 66.

He's broken par each of his last 10 rounds at TPC Scottsdale. When you take all of that combined with a relatively cheap price across all sites, Simpson makes for a very reliable play to make the cut, and we expect him to be eyeing the trophy again after narrowly missing out past year. "I love the turf".

But Fowler thought they went too far. "We're easing into it". Fast starts have also been common for Kirk recently.

Former Arizona State star Jon Rahm was at 67 in a group that included Bubba Watson.

"I just barely caught it heavy, but I thought it was at least going to cover the front, and there was just no sand in the bunker, " Thomas said. I think everything just suits my game on this course. "The fact that I did that and I'm more than there in a great position is a positive to take away". FedExCup leader: Patton Kizzire.

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He was cheered on by the crowd before performing a break dance. "I know I can win here and sometimes you just got to be in the right place at the right time".

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