Sam Ryder, Brent Grant and England's Aaron Rai - three players who have never won a PGA Tour event in a combined 203 starts - share the lead after the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.All three shot 8-under-par 64 at Torrey Pines' North Course, leaving them one stroke ahead of Brendan Steele, who also played the North Course.
None of the trio ever previously led or co-led after a round on Tour.Sahith Theegala, Hayden Buckley, Sam Stevens, Andrew Novak, Gary Woodland, Harry Higgs and South Africa's Garrick Higgo are tied for fifth at 66.
All of them played the North Course except for Stevens and Novak, who played Torrey Pines' South Course.The players will play one round apiece at the two courses on Wednesday and Thursday before the final two rounds are contested strictly at the South Course on Friday and Saturday.Ryder, 33, has played on the PGA Tour 146 times previously without posting a win.
He got his bogey-free round started in fine fashion when he eagled thepar-5 10th hole. Ryder added three birdies on the front nine and three more onthe back nine."Great to start off with an eagle," Ryder said. "Scorable conditions, drove itgreat, ironed it well, rolled a couple putts in.Read more on rte.ie