(Reuters) – Brooks Koepka did not get the luxury of seeing the full Trinity Forest layout before the opening round of the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas on Thursday but that did not keep him from shooting a six-under-par 65.
Koepka, who next week will defend his PGA Championship title, saw the back nine during a Tuesday practice round but never got a chance to see the front nine as rain washed out the pro-am event on Wednesday.
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Undaunted, the world number three still compiled eight birdies in the morning wave on Thursday morning and trailed American leader Denny McCarthy by two strokes with half the field back in the clubhouse.
“It’s a bit different when you’re playing it blind,” Koepka said, according to PGATour.com. “Kind of don’t know where you’re going. Relying a lot on the (yardage) book. I never look at the book.”
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